YourMechanic — San Francisco, CA

Car Repair & Maintenance


Car Battery Replacement

The battery is the sole source of electrical power for the car. The battery is charged during vehicle operation by the alternator. If the battery is not charged sufficiently, you will not be able to start the car or use any electrical components (lights, radio, etc.). Your car battery is a crucial part of your vehicle's operation, despite the fact that it is not actually used once your car is running and moving down the road. It kickstarts all of your car's processes into motion when you turn the key, and also powers electrical components when your vehicle is off and parked.

There are two primary reasons you may need to remove your car battery: to replace it, or have it checked for efficacy. Common symptoms indicating you need a new car battery include:

  • Car does not start
  • None of the electrical components work (such as the the lights or the radio)
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1 hour
As soon as Aug 13, 2022

What does it include?

  • Battery Replacement
  • 50-Point Inspection
    • Service Report

    How it's done:

    • Perform a load test
    • Remove and replace the battery if it is bad
    • Clean the cables and install anti-corrosion washers
    • Test charge system for proper operation

    Why is it important?

    Proper car battery care can greatly enhance your car battery lifespan, and the best way to make sure that your car battery lasts a long time is to make sure that it’s always fully charged. That means that you should try not to leave your lights on, or leave accessories plugged in that could reduce your auto battery life. 

    Additional notes

    Keep in mind:

    • After your mechanic installs a new battery, you may lose your personal settings for radio stations, clock, etc.

    This service is backed by YourMechanic's 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.

    Service location

    At your address