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188 Reviews

Danny The Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Suffolk, 26 years of experience

I started my career with a tyre business called Hemel First Choice Tyres in Hemel Hempstead for 5 years. I set up my own tyre business within Bury Road Garage in Hemel Hempstead for around a year. I moved to...



48 Reviews

East Anglia Auto's

Mobile mechanic in Suffolk, 10 years of experience

EAA is a small team of mobile mechanics, with loads of experience and knowledge to keep you on the road, with the added benefit of not taking you car to a garage. We will come to your home or work and can co...



20 Reviews

Jks Diagnostics Ltd

Mobile mechanic in Suffolk, 39 years of experience

Hi, My name is Jerry. I have been in the Motor trade for many years, I guess you can say im a little old school. I Passed my City and Guilds with Pikes Garage in Stowmarket in 1978 (Golden Years) and I have...



26 Reviews


25 Reviews

Lio Car Repair Limited

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 7 years of experience

Lio Car repair limited has being in business for up to 3 years. However the mechanic Lio has being qualified with over 7 years of experience. he went to college to get his mechanic certificate. He has prev...



34 Reviews

Sage Vehicle Technician

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 12 years of experience

Started my career as a mechanic / technician in a small family ran garage, whilst at the garage I learned numerous mechanical and electrical information about components of how they worked and operated. Sta...



590 Reviews

Callzeemechanic

Garage serving Suffolk, 30 years of experience

I started out in a VW franchise dealer in 1997 undertaking my apprenticeship. Having spent 4 years there I moved onto a more senior role at another VW franchise dealership where I spent another 3 years. Foll...


17th August 2016
“Great system when buying a used car ”

GERRI, Peterborough

Volkswagen Beetle • Pre-purchase Inspection


9 Reviews

SJB Mobile Motor Services

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 5 years of experience

Done a Level 2 apprenticeship at Renault then worked a year full time for them after completing level 2. I then moved on to a local bus company in 2016 after working for a while they put me on a professional...



301 Reviews

Mobile Auto Solutions

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 30 years of experience

I have always worked on my own throughout my career and I worked part-time in a garage helping out for a number of years with Stanway Garage in Colchester and I am also a qualified MOT tester. I have taken m...


Want to learn more about Car Battery replacements in Suffolk?

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

What does a vehicle’s battery replacement 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.

Can I replace car battery myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a car battery replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

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?

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 often should you replace a car battery?

Every battery will eventually lose its ability to provide the power for your car and all its electrical parts need to keep working. The problem is that the warning signs might give you very little notice that your car’s battery is about to fail completely.

Battery problems are the most common cause of callouts to vehicle recovery services, accounting for 1 in 5 faults, according to one major motoring organisation.

However, a lot of issues can be caused by incorrect battery replacement sequences. These days it's not always as simple as undoing the old one and popping the new one in its place. Some vehicles require the new battery to be registered and coded to the vehicles computer system for example or windows to be reset etc.

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.

Can I still drive with a faulty battery?

If you suspect there is any issue with your battery or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic immediate effect. Driving with a dying or faulty battery can leave you stranded.

How much does it cost to fix a dead car battery?

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?

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.

Should I charge or replace car battery?

Whether you need to replace or charge the battery will depend on the condition of the battery. If the battery is faulty then charging it will not help. If you're unsure whether you can still try charge your battery or if you need a new battery book an inspection wih a professional mechanic, they can check and advise on next steps.

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.

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Recent Car Battery replacement quotes in Suffolk

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.

£146.26

Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)

Citroen C3 Picasso
Felixstowe
£141.29

Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)

Ford Focus
Diss
£148.69

Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)

SEAT Leon
Haverhill
£157.26

Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)

Saab 9-3
Bury Saint Edmunds