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104 Reviews

Garage in Bedford, 9 years of experience

No job is too big if you have the knowledge about it. I started my career in 2015. Offer mechanical and electrical diagnostics and repair. I mostly specialise in VAG group. As an independent business previou...

123 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Bedford, 20 years of experience

Hello I have been working as a mechanic for more than 10 years, doing work efficiently and quickly.

34 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Bedford, 16 years of experience

Worked on cars since i left college worked in most of my local garages up until Covid when I got laid off so did the best decision in my life and became a mobile mechanic and things have great since so looki...

122 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 12 years of experience

I've been in the trade for 12 years and in that time i have worked at main dealers carrying out Diagnostic work as well as repairs of all sorts by following the main dealer expectations. I have also had expe...

236 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Bedford, 10 years of experience

Hi I’m Michal. I've been doing cars for about 10 years specifically for Vehicle Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician last 2.5 years. Had lots of training in recent VW group technology so that’...

151 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 20 years of experience

Brought up around cars and vintage machinery from a young age, My interest in Classic cars was apparent early on, After leaving school early I Started off as a apprentice at Paul Marshall Bodyshop in Beccles...

161 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 23 years of experience

In total I have over 20 years of experience. The last 11 years I have worked for Ford Service Centre where I have also carried cars and vans repairs.

119 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Bedford, 16 years of experience

Been working in garages for 16 years. The last year been doing mobile mechanics. I love taking on new challenges and getting stuck in. I offer a wide range of repairs including diagnostics, servicing, brake...

74 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Bedford, 24 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship at Mercedes Benz qualifying as a light vehicle technician. I am on the professional register with the IMI. I have experience in diagnostics, electrics and vehicle maintenance. I...

145 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 27 years of experience

I began my career when I was 17 in an independent garage and gained experience and then I worked in main dealerships for a period of time working with BMW, VW & Ford to name a few. I also worked with the AA ...

614 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 45 years of experience

I started out in a VW franchise dealer in 1997 undertaking my apprenticeship. Having spent 4 years there I moved onto a more senior role at another VW franchise dealership where I spent another 3 years. Foll...

45 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 30 years of experience

Started off in a independent family run garage doing everyday cars to vintage classics then moving on from there to a Vauxhall main dealer carrying out all aspects of work and warranty work AA breakdown r...

7 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 12 years of experience

Mobile mechanic with 12 years motor trade experience including 2 years with Audi and 3 years with BMW.

502 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 21 years of experience

I have over 2 decades of experience in the motor industry..

Frequently asked questions about car battery replacement & repairs in Bedford

Read our answers to questions about car battery replacement costs, symptoms and more.

What does a vehicle’s battery replacement in Bedford involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the electrical system.
  • If necessary the battery is replaced
  • Mechanic makes sure the battery's cables have not corroded or damaged before putting them back.
  • Mechanic tests the battery charging system to confirm it is working as it should be.

What are the signs that your car needs a new battery?

  • You may initially find that when you unlock the vehicle, the central locking doesn’t work.
  • When you turn the key in the ignition, you have no lights on the dashboard.
  • When you attempt to start the engine, you get a very slow turn over, nothing at all or just a rapid clicking.

How long will a battery replacement take in Bedford?

A car battery replacement usually takes under 1 hour, but can take more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How do you know if your car needs a new battery?

Every time a battery goes “flat”, it can damage the cells in the unit and whilst it may show 12v the actual power of the battery is reduced. Therefore if you are having to get assistance to start a vehicle due to the battery, then you should really consider changing it.

With the newer batteries having higher demands on them, the lifespan has reduced and these batteries may only last 3 years. If you are buying a second hand car for instance, that has an automatic stop/start system, it's worth taking into consideration the cost of buying a new battery and replacing the one installed if it hasn’t been recently done.

How much does it cost to fix a dead car battery in Bedford?

Fixing a dead car battery may require replacement of the battery. Average cost for the replacement is £130. Battery prices for vehicles with a stop/start system are usually a bit higher.

How much does it cost to service a battery in Bedford?

You can't technically service a car battery, if it is faulty it is commonly replaced. Cost for a battery replacement will vary between between £100 and £300, if your vehicle has a stop/start system the price could be a little higher.

How do I find the right battery for my car?

Your vehicle's manual will have guidance on the correct battery needed for the car. If you are unsure which battery is required, check with a professional mechanic, they will be able to help to identify which battery is needed for the car. Our in-house mechanic team can help find the right battery for you.

Is a faulty battery an MOT failure?

Yes, batteries are checked as part of an MOT and hence your car can fail on an issue with the battery that is considered a major issue. For example it might be flagged that your car battery is mounted insecurely or that the battery is leaking.

My car is not starting, how do I know if it's a battery, alternator or starter motor issue?

If you notice that the engine starts but dies soon after, then the alternator probably isn't keeping the battery charged. When you start up the car and notice that the interior lights are slowly fading, it could also indicate an issue with the alternator.

If you try jump starting the car and it works, it could imply an issue with the battery. However, it is important to note that a dead battery can also be caused by a failing alternator.

To test the starter, put on the headlights, if they don't come on, then the battery is probably flat or dead and may need to be recharged or replaced. If the headlights do come on, then try starting the car. If it still won't start, then the starter motor may be the problem.

What is the warranty on a car battery?

Most car batteries come with a warranty of 3-5 years, but this can differ based on the manufacturer and the individual warranty conditions.

Can Bedford garages offer home collection and delivery for car battery replacement?

Yes, many garages in Bedford are able to offer collection and delivery for a car battery replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a car battery replacement in Bedford.

Can Bedford mobile mechanics do car battery replacement at my home or office?

Yes, Bedford mobile mechanics can do a car battery replacement at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

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