ABOUT THIS SERVICE
What does the battery do?
The battery is what powers every electrical component in your vehicle. At some point, the vehicle’s battery needs to be replaced. Most vehicles have lead-acid batteries that are made of six cells with lead and lead-oxide plates filled with an electrolyte (dilute sulfuric acid)
How do you know you need your battery replaced?
- You may also notice that the interior lights flicker and go dimmer than usual when you are turning over the engine.
- It sounds like the starter motor is “delayed” and not as eager to turn over your engine
- If your battery has low capacity you may notice that when you are starting the car, the engine turns over slower than before, even if the battery is fully charged.
- Your vehicle may not start at all, even if boosted by another vehicle or booster pack
How is the battery replaced by a mobile mechanic?
- The battery terminals are disconnected with the positive terminal first.
- The hold down plate is removed so the battery is free.
- New battery is installed and the hold down plate is installed.
- Battery terminals are connected and charging system is tested
How important is having your battery replaced?
When the battery is failing, it loses its capacity, meaning it can hold less charge than when it was new.Over time, a lead-acid battery loses some of its capacity, mostly due to sulfation. At some point, the capacity will drop so low that the battery won’t be able to start your car. An average car battery lasts from 5 to 7 years. Usually the battery lasts longer if the vehicle is driven daily. If the vehicle is parked for extended periods of time without starting, the battery will need to be replaced sooner. The battery lasts longer when it’s kept fully charged, although overcharging can also damage it. Therefore, problems with your vehicle’s charging system can also cause the battery to fail prematurely.