Top Mechanics For Car Battery Replacement & Repairs in Edinburgh
Mobile mechanic in Edinburgh, 30 years of experience
I have been in the motor trade, and working as a mechanic for 30 years. I began professional training at LRT Lothian Buses in Edinburgh where I served my 4 year motor mechanic apprenticeship. Servisair, the ...
JULIA, Edinburgh • 8th January 2022
Suzuki Alto • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Mobile mechanic in Edinburgh, 17 years of experience
Mobile mechanic to carry out repairs at a time and place that suits you. I have worked in both small independent and main dealerships. I am experienced in cars and light commercial vehicles, working on ...
Garage in Edinburgh, 7 years of experience
I began my career with Lochrin Autos in Edinburgh starting out as an apprentice then graduating to a fully fledged technician and I was with the business for 5 years. I moved to Dalziels MOT Centre in 2015 ....
IAGAN, Scotland • 8th February 2021
SEAT Ibiza • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Garage in Edinburgh, 20 years of experience
Established in 2008, we are an Independent Renault specialist who has over 30 years’ experience in the motor trade industry. Rentec Autocare are a new breed of car repair garage, our aim is to provide main...
ELISA, PLEASE SELECT REGION, COUNTY • 23rd January 2020
Fiat Punto • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Mobile mechanic serving Edinburgh, 9 years of experience
Hi, I'm Dylan your local mobile mechanic. I have always had a passion for cars from a very young age, hence my career choice. I started out as an apprentice in my local independent garage working on a...
Garage serving Edinburgh, 10 years of experience
Experts in vehicle servicing and repairs. Peugeot specialists. We are highly skilled vehicle technicians that have experience in small and dealership level workshops that can provide a high class service wit...
THOMAS, Edinburgh • 4th February 2021
Peugeot 307 • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Garage serving Edinburgh, 30 years of experience
30 + years in motor trade main dealer training ford apprenticeship performance vehicle tuner/Mercedes Vito specialist day van- camper van builds-multi franchise experience within motor trade Volvo level...
Mobile mechanic serving Edinburgh, 15 years of experience
Welcome to SAS STEERING ALIGNMENT SERVICES. www.sasalignment.com We will endeavour to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. We are a mobile service covering Scotland . I set-up my own b...
MANDY, MIDLOTHIAN • 11th February 2020
Peugeot 206 • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Mobile mechanic serving Edinburgh, 25 years of experience
Started in the industry from a very young age. Gaining a good 10 years experience I then decided to get formal qualifications to consolidate the experience I had gained at the ages of 25. I now have about 30...
Garage serving Edinburgh, 24 years of experience
Central Scotland Car Sales don’t only provide quality cars, we also provide our very own vehicle service and repairs centre. We can take on a large range of vehicle repairs. We as based in central Scotland
Garage serving Edinburgh, 10 years of experience
We are a small, local Car Repair business, based in Bonnybridge, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, offering a range of vehicle servicing and accident damaged repairs, coupled with a mobile car collection service on ca...
Mobile mechanic serving Edinburgh, 10 years of experience
Hi. Welcome to DW Car-Tec, Ive been in the motor industry for over 10 years now started in an independent garage then went to the dealer. I’m now offerings garage service at your door/work, Supplying the...
Garage serving Edinburgh, 8 years of experience
Self employed mechanic for the past 3 years covering central Scotland. All work accepted
LUKE, LANARKSHIRE • 21st February 2023
Kia Venga • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Mobile mechanic serving Edinburgh, 7 years of experience
7 Years in the trade working from Halfords auto-centre Dragon Performance centre Lukas Mobile Garage And now RMM Services
Great service, thanks!”
NATALIE, Dundee • 27th March 2023
Ford Transit Custom • Battery replacement (vehicles with stop/start system)
Garage serving Edinburgh, 23 years of experience
We are a small independent garage based in the Woodside area of Aberdeen.
LYNSEY, Dundee • 20th March 2020
Citroen C4 • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Frequently asked questions about car battery replacement & repairs in Edinburgh
Read our answers to questions about car battery replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does a vehicle’s battery replacement in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh?
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 Edinburgh?
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 Edinburgh?
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 Edinburgh garages offer home collection and delivery for car battery replacement?
Yes, many garages in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh.
Can Edinburgh mobile mechanics do car battery replacement at my home or office?
Yes, Edinburgh 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.
How much does a car battery replacement cost in Edinburgh?
The average cost of a car battery replacement in Edinburgh varies between £143 and £181, depending on your car's make and model. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price.
These estimates may include Stop/start Battery, Battery and/or Stop/start Battery. We have quotes for the top 59 manufacturers.
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- Mitsubishi Fuso
- Ford US
- Great Wall
Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a car battery replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.
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Mechanics in and around Edinburgh
- AB30 Mobile Mechanic, Laurencekirk
- AC,S Mobile Air Conditioning Services, Newtongrange
- ALL MOTORS LTD, Kirknewton
- CENTRAL SCOTLAND CARS, Grangemouth
- CH Automotive & Offshore Ltd, Edinburgh
- CLARKSON AUTO SERVICES, Edinburgh
- Camperdown Automotive Services Ltd, Dundee
- Car & Commercial Services, Kirriemuir
- Car Click Collect, Dechmont
- DF Autocare, Edinburgh
- DMC Vehicle Solutions, Midlothian
- DSD Garage Services LTD, Broxburn
- Forfar Recovery Ltd, Forfar
- Harleys Mobile Mechanic, Livingston
- J&S Automotive, Milnathort
- JU’s Auto Services, Cardenden
- Jenkins Motor Services, Stirlingshire
- Johns Auto Services, Livingston
- Mac Motorsport Ltd, Dundee
- Marshall Autocare, Edinburgh
- Mc Auto Care, Bonnybridge
- Methven Mill Motors Ltd, Kirkcaldy
- Mobile Auto Services, Almondbank
- Moffat Mobile Mechanics, Livingston
- Mototec Limited, Linlithgow
- Omnius Propshafts Ltd, Bonnybridge
- Patson Dzingai, Brechin
- Sas Car Repairs, Dumfries
- Scott And Son Automotive, Hawick
- Synton Auto Services, Scottish Borders
- Truetest Motors Ltd, Edinburgh
- WSW CONTRACTS LTD, Methil Fife
- Williamson Bros, Gorebridge