Battery Replacement

Learn about Battery Replacement from Wrench

Mobile Battery Replacement at Home or Office

You will typically receive a few warning signs before your car battery dies. However, it’s just as possible to suffer from sudden battery failure. No matter how it happens, it’s not an ideal situation when you have other commitments.

What is a Battery Replacement Service?

A mobile battery replacement service can allow you to have your vehicle back up and running with minimal downtime. When you call for service a professional mechanic will come to your location to swap the dead battery for a new one. It’s like taking your vehicle to the shop without going to the shop.

How is a Battery Replacement Done?

A mechanic will test the viability of your current battery. There’s a possibility your lack of power has nothing to do with a dead battery. Other malfunctions can cause the same problems. The mechanic will run a diagnostic to figure out the root cause. If a replacement battery is necessary, the mechanic will replace it with a new, warrantied battery.

Recommendations

If possible, you should maneuver your vehicle into a position that allows for easy access to your car’s battery. This isn’t always possible, and that’s okay.

Symptoms that indicate you need a Battery Replacement

It’s better to replace the battery before it dies, rather than waiting until your car is disabled. Signs your battery is failing can include any or all the following:

  • Battery/alternator warning light is on or blinking
  • Engine cranks very slowly, or won’t crank (turn over) at all
  • Electrical issues, such as the interior lights or radio malfunctioning or working only sporadically
  • You need a jump more often than not
  • Lights won’t turn on
  • Battery case looks swollen

Even without any signs, it’s still possible to drain a battery overnight by leaving your lights on or leaving something plugged into the power outlet.

Can I do it myself?

You can cut some of the cost by shopping around for a battery and swapping it out yourself. But if you’re busy, or you need the battery replaced immediately, it can make more sense to utilize a mobile battery replacement service.

Keep in mind, though, a dead battery may only be part of a bigger issue. The appropriate tests should be run to make sure there aren’t any other, less obvious complications. This will save you the hassle of replacing the battery only to find out later that it wasn’t the real cause of the problem.

Can I drive without doing a battery replacement?

You can keep driving with a dying battery, but you shouldn’t. With cars relying more than ever on electrical components, it’s important to have a fully viable battery at all times. If an important electrical component fails while you’re driving, it greatly increases the likelihood of an accident.

If you absolutely must drive, then do so during daylight hours, on low-traffic roads, and only if you’re heading to an auto repair shop. Otherwise, contact us and we will bring the battery straight to your location.

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