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Recent Car Battery Replacement Mechanic Reviews in Scotland

176 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 15 years of experience

I began my career with Citroen/Peugeot in Newcastle though the apprenticeship scheme and served my time there for 4 years. I moved to Prestige Cars in Gateshead for 18 months before gaining more experienc...

8 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 28 years of experience

Served my time in 1993-1996 in a local garage before moving on to a Citroen main agent in 2000-2007 then I started my own business running a garage with 3 employees then in 2019 i sold it. after that I've be...

8 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 10 years of experience

Over the past ten years I have worked within a variety of different environments, from local independent car repair garages to commercial hgv main dealers. I have gained a wealth of knowledge in my time as a...

35 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Scotland, 30 years of experience

Having worked in the motor trade for over 30 years I have a wealth of experience working on all types of vehicle from cars to large goods, plant and agricultural vehicles.

JOHN, Aberdeen 25th October 2022

Kia Picanto • Additional work following previous booking

99 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Scotland, 15 years of experience

I've been in the trade for well over 15 years now and still get that great buzz from solving customers issues and seeing them happy again. Before I branched out on my own I worked with a company who had a co...

27 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Scotland, 25 years of experience

17 Years Mercedes-Benz 3 Years Auto Electrical Services 4 Years Rolls Royce (Aviation).

55 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 20 years of experience

I started my career in a Fiat/Hyundai dealership for 2 years and completed my apprenticeship with a VW/Audi garage and was there 3 years. I moved to work in auto electrics for 4 years to gain more experie...

263 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 10 years of experience

I have been in the trade for over 10 years as a mechanic, working in franchise dealerships & performance targeted garages Including repair of emergency response vehicles. Specialist in all make/model servici...

106 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 11 years of experience

Motormall, Jersey. Vag Group/vauxhall Diagnostic Technician Mcevoy Engineering Limited, Stevenson. Storeman/Semi Skilled Labourer Prestwick Airport Maintenance, Ryanair (PAM) Aircraft Maintenance Assis...

MAUREEN, SOUTH AYRSHIRE 18th March 2022

Vauxhall Astravan • Additional work following previous booking

116 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 25 years of experience

Hi, I have owned and run my own business for over 10 years. Previous to this, I had several years employment with a range of different Franchises including Ford, Vauxhall, Iveco, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Finall...

12 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 13 years of experience

Here are DM Motors we do anything from; Vehicle serving and repairs MOT, MOT repairs and MOT prep work Diagnostic work with the latest diagnostic software Working on All makes and models With over 10 ...

6 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Scotland, 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 ...

107 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 23 years of experience

We are a small independent garage based in the Woodside area of Aberdeen.

97 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 10 years of experience

Main Dealerships leading on to my own workshop before I decided to take the business mobile in 2014. I enjoy what I do and I always work to a high standard to keep customers happy and returning with confidence.

Want to learn more about Car Battery replacements in Scotland?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

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

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 Scotland?

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 Scotland?

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

Yes, many garages in Scotland 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 Scotland.

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

Yes, Scotland 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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Recent Car Battery replacement quotes in Scotland

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£133.01

Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)

Honda CR-V
Glasgow
£86.79

Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)

Kia Rio
Glasgow
£138.00

Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)

Saab 9-5
Nairn
£158.94

Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)

Suzuki Vitara
Newcastle Upon Tyne

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