Top Mechanics For Car Battery Replacement & Repairs in Kent
Garage in Kent, 21 years of experience
Feb 2018-Present: Mercedes-Benz Sparshatts, Commercials, Sittingbourne, Kent - Light Commercial Vehicle / Heavy Goods Vehicle Technician. Aug 2016-Jan 2018: Geoff Fisher Transport Ltd - HGV Technician. No...
RICHARD, Kent • 17th March 2023
Ford Kuga • Battery replacement (vehicles with stop/start system)
Garage in Kent, 11 years of experience
I have over 10 years experience, working on everything from classic cars up to brand new vehicles. Having worked as a breakdown technician for a number of years, I possess excellent diagnostic skills. For me...
Mobile mechanic in Kent, 9 years of experience
Hello, I’ve been working in the motor trade for 9 years working with the main dealer network and also roadside breakdown assistance. I cover all servicing, brake repairs and light repairs on all vehicles...
Very punctual, did the job spot on. Very helpful and really good. Thanks”
DAVID, BEARSTED • 16th January 2023
Toyota Corolla • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Mobile mechanic in Kent, 15 years of experience
I'm a mobile mechanic with wide range of experience with diagnostic , repair , electrical and electronics in automotive industry with 15 years of experience.
ROB, TUNBRIDGE WELLS • 29th September 2022
Jaguar X-TYPE • Battery condition check
Garage in Kent, 27 years of experience
Our team of hard working mechanics have many years of experience in the motor industry - this means that your vehicle will be left in good hands at our garage. We have excellent facilities that have the late...
Mobile mechanic in Kent, 7 years of experience
TDK Automotive have experience on all makes and models of vehicles, we carry out servicing, brakes, diagnostic, suspension work and much more at your home or place of work. With over 7 years of experience as...
Garage in Kent, 10 years of experience
We have been working as an independent garage for a few years and we just heard about ClickMechanic. We have been working with a couple of delivery companies such as Amazon. We have been servicing and repair...
Mobile mechanic in Kent, 12 years of experience
SM MOBILE MECHANICS has 12 years of experience with 9 year of main dealer training. We work on all makes and models of vehicles
Garage in Kent, 12 years of experience
Hi, My name is Terrence I have been a motor mechanic for 12 years. I can repair all cars and vans from diagnostic to electrical repairs. I carry out, services and cambelts and water pump suspension, brak...
Garage in Kent, 10 years of experience
We are proud to offer you a first class customer service at a competitive price whether you are using our workshop, smart repair service or need your vehicle recovering due to a breakdown. So please brows...
Garage in Kent, 6 years of experience
Although I've been fixing cars since my teens, I've come to professional auto mechanics a little later in life after working in other technical and public service fields. This gives me a wider perspective, a...
DAVID, Crowborough • 11th January 2022
Maserati Granturismo • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Mobile mechanic in Kent, 20 years of experience
Roadside Mobile Mechanics was set-up in 2018 as a new business by owner Joe Turley. Prior to this business, Joe has over 20 years mechanical experience working in both independent & main dealer garages as we...
Garage in Kent, 25 years of experience
Worked within ford main dealerships attaining master tech qualification. Have worked in a fleet environment for Bt fleet servicing a variety of vehicles.
Garage in Kent, 20 years of experience
Started at a Vauxhall main dealership where I worked there for 4 years before moving into the vehicle recovery and roadside assistance industry. I worked in this industry for 7 years before I decided to retu...
Garage in Kent, 12 years of experience
I began my career with DCS Mobile in Medway, Kent where I worked about 7 years gaining great mechanical experience. In 2016 I set-up my own business trading as JAK Vehicle Repairs Ltd. JAK Vehicle Repair...
Would highly recommend Jack for his punctuality, professionalism, communication and knowledge/skills. Felt in total ease and relaxed through the whole experience and knowing their are mechanic's out there like Jack more people need to have their faith restored in mechanic's as I meet a fantastic one today.”
MORGAN, Chatham • 30th April 2021
Mazda Mazda5 • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Frequently asked questions about car battery replacement & repairs in Kent
Read our answers to questions about car battery replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does a vehicle’s battery replacement in Kent 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 Kent?
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 Kent?
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 Kent?
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 Kent garages offer home collection and delivery for car battery replacement?
Yes, many garages in Kent 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 Kent.
Can Kent mobile mechanics do car battery replacement at my home or office?
Yes, Kent 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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Mechanics in and around Kent
- Motorfix, Rochester
- SM MOBILE MECHANICS, Wainscott
- Shane's Autos, Sevenoaks
- What Ever Commercials Ltd, Collier Street
- Wingrove Automotive Ltd, Wouldham
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