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Top Mechanics For Car Battery Replacement & Repairs in Essex

12 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 11 years of experience

I am fully qualified MOT Tester 11+ years experience car servicing, Clutch replacement, Tyres, repairs and performing Diagnostics on cars, Excellent technical knowledge of Domestic and Imported vehicles.

60 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Essex, 13 years of experience

I started an apprenticeship for the local council where I learnt my craft and gained a lot of qualifications and experience. For the past 2 years I have been self employed carrying out mobile repairs and ser...

1030 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 30 years of experience

Hi, I’ve been a mechanic since leaving school and have owned and operated my own garage since I was 25 , were you could that I’ve done most jobs on a wide range of vehicles. I’d like to say that my workmans...

76 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 6 years of experience

I personally started Apex Tuning part time nearly 7 years ago and have since worked in a number of garages as well as along side some incredibly knowledgable technicians to become the succesful small busines...

116 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 18 years of experience

Hi, I’m Robert and I have over 18 years experience working on a range of vehicles from small cars to 4x4s, supercars and prestige vehicles. As a skilled and experienced mechanic, I offer a wide range of ser...

DAVID, Essex 4th May 2024

Peugeot 306 • Additional work following previous booking

39 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Essex, 10 years of experience

Has your car broken down? Trying to find a reliable mechanic? We will send our mechanic to repair your vehicle. No matter how big or small the repair work is, we will do our best to get your car back in work...

43 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Essex, 20 years of experience

Hi, I have worked on cars since I was 3-4 years old around my Father, then I bought my own car in 2004, by then I have graduated Auto Mechanic Electrician with studying and practice in Dealer Garage. Since t...

27 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 10 years of experience

I have been mot testing for nearly a decade now and have carried out diagnostics, battery replacement, services including brake pads and discs and other mechanical work. I have worked for multiple dealership...

95 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 32 years of experience

Worked at at Bmw and Ford Specialist on Fords and BMW Diagnostics specialist Worked at Met Police Workshop Fully Qualified Electric Vehiicle Technician MOT tester

103 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 7 years of experience

I work on clutches, full services, suspension and exhaust system, tyres, brakes and breakdown services.

74 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 6 years of experience

At my automotive service business, we specialize in providing top-notch solutions for your vehicle's maintenance needs. With a dedicated team of experts, we offer a wide range of services, including tire cha...

25 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 13 years of experience

NVQ level 3 qualified HGV mechanic. Experience on maintaining and repairing all car, vans and trucks.

Frequently asked questions about car battery replacement & repairs in Essex

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

What does a vehicle’s battery replacement in Essex 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 Essex?

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 Essex?

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 Essex?

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 Essex garages offer home collection and delivery for car battery replacement?

Yes, many garages in Essex 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 Essex.

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

Yes, Essex 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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