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Top Mechanics For Car Battery Replacement & Repairs in Leicester

129 Reviews

Garage in Leicester, 15 years of experience

At J.J. Auto Repair we always aim to be helpful and friendly. We offer a range of services including, Mobile mechanic, Diagnostics, Full service, Multimedia system fitting, and more...

17 Reviews

Garage in Leicester, 15 years of experience

Hi, my name is Krishan Jogia CAE AMIMI and I am the owner of Jogia Services. I have over 14 years experience of working in the motor trade. I am a qualified MOT Tester and Technician. I started working...

18 Reviews

Garage in Leicester, 4 years of experience

We are Based at Clarendone Business Par in Leicester just 5 minutes drive from the city centre. We operate a 2 ramp workshop. Our team of 4 skilled Mechanics have many years experience in a wide variety of r...

5 Reviews

Garage in Leicester, 17 years of experience

Take the hassle out of finding a good garage and let the garage come to you. JRC automotive is a mobile mechanic service covering the Leicestershire area All makes and models serviced Diagnostic inspec...

21 Reviews

Garage serving Leicester, 10 years of experience

General car repairs & servicing 10+ years experience Mobile or workshop based We have our own recovery truck so non runners etc catered for Thanks

258 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Leicester, 10 years of experience

Ive been a mechanic for 10 years im hybrid trained and level 3 trained technician ive worked for a major leading company and decided to run my own business im also mot trained so have a good understanding of...

658 Reviews

Garage serving Leicester, 25 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship at a small garage in Nottinghamshire called Underwood Garage and after my apprenticeship I worked in the business for 5 years. I worked in recovery after the garage as a dedicat...

169 Reviews

Garage serving Leicester, 17 years of experience

ONYX AUTO CARE are typically renowned for car sales but that is not all! We also do many repairs for customers and get them back on the road as well with our qualified team. We offer a 2 ramp workshop cover...

494 Reviews

Garage serving Leicester, 21 years of experience

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

270 Reviews

Garage serving Leicester, 11 years of experience

i started my career Ford Dagenham london 1993-1998 worked at my local garage in South Manchester called Hulme Car Repair for a short time before taking up a post with Star Auto Glass in Manchester from 1998...

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66 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Leicester, 23 years of experience

I'm a happy guy that's always happy to help out and assist to keep people stress-free. I have been a mechanic for many years. I have owned my own garage but decided to close the workshop and go fully mobile....

63 Reviews

Garage serving Leicester, 22 years of experience

Mot tester/ mechanic with over 22 years experience own tools diagnostics equipment recovery truck. Love what I do, passionate.

148 Reviews

Garage serving Leicester, 20 years of experience

20 Years experience as a vehicle technician covering all aspects of vehicle repairs and Electrical diagnostics with dealership experience and Hybrid level 3 qualified Control unit programming also carried...

Frequently asked questions about car battery replacement & repairs in Leicester

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

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

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 Leicester?

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 Leicester?

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

Yes, many garages in Leicester 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 Leicester.

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

Yes, Leicester 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 Leicester?

The average cost of a car battery replacement in Leicester varies between £153 and £207, 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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