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63 Reviews

Garage in Edinburgh, 12 years of experience

7 years independent Garage 5 years Mazda dealership Timing belts Servicing Diagnostic Brakes Suspension

7 Reviews

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 ...

32 Reviews

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 ...

23 Reviews

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 ....

8 Reviews

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...

173 Reviews

Garage serving Edinburgh, 10 years of experience

Self employed mechanic covering a large area of central Scotland. No job to big or small.

181 Reviews

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...

43 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Edinburgh, 20 years of experience

JCS Mobile Mechanics offer a wide range of car repair and maintenance services, from oil changes and brake repairs to engine diagnostics and tire replacements, all conveniently delivered to your location.

ALAN, Edinburgh 29th January 2024

Toyota Prius • Additional work following previous booking

33 Reviews

Garage serving Edinburgh, 15 years of experience

Experts in vehicle servicing and repairs. We carry out all jobs from simple bulb changes to large engine replacements. In-depth wiring repairs + diagnostics. Peugeot/Citroen/Vauxhall (PSA Based) specialist...

295 Reviews

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...

56 Reviews

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...

97 Reviews

Garage serving Edinburgh, 21 years of experience

***WE NOW OFFER MOT'S + TYRES AND TYRE REPAIR*** MSR Scotland is a family run business . We are dedicated to customer service, response time and workmanship. With over 20 years experience in all the automot...

42 Reviews

Garage serving Edinburgh, 20 years of experience

I’ve been a mechanic of 20 years since leaving school and I thrive on cars it’s not only my work but my hobby, I enjoy everything about vehicles and followed the footsteps of my family, all of which there is...

33 Reviews

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

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 £152 and £206, 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.

Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a car battery replacement, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average 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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