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Recent Car Battery Replacement Mechanic Reviews in Suffolk

191 Reviews

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

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

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

Mobile mechanic in Suffolk, 10 years of experience

Worked for small independent garage 2004-2007 then set up my own garage in 2008-2012 which was unfortunately closed due to uninsured break in resulting in the loss of my tools. Worked for an engineering comp...

67 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 22 years of experience

I have been involved in cars as a designer, engineer and technician for over 22years. I have designed, developed and built bespoke sports cars, motorbikes, Ambulances and race car trailers over these year...

15 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 5 years of experience

Has your car broken down? Trying to find a reliable mechanic? Pick up the phone and call us. We will send our mechanic to repair your vehicle. No matter how big or small the repair work is, we will do our be...

38 Reviews

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...

46 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 13 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...

596 Reviews

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...

47 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 24 years of experience

I began my career with my apprenticeship which was through Peugeot and I completed my 3 year apprenticeship. I moved to an independent garage called Central Tyres for a few years. I moved back into a Fiat/A...

301 Reviews

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...

100 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 16 years of experience

It's Paul from Express Auto Services. I began my career at Ford main dealership which is where I completed my apprenticeship and was with the business for over 3 years. I have worked as a technician at nu...

698 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 10 years of experience

Having previously worked for one of the U.K largest used car dealership I gained valuable experience working with all makes and models for 6 years. I then moved on to work for a Jaguar Land Rover main deal...

273 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 22 years of experience

I have over 22 years experience in the industry as well as 17 years in the main dealer. Essex Fleet Care uses fully qualified and certified technicians to ensure our workmanship remains the best quality as p...

34 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 22 years of experience

Lexden Vehicle Services offers professional mobile servicing, repairs, diagnostics and more in the Colchester and district area. We come to your home or place of work, weekdays or weekends at a time to suit...

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 in Suffolk 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 Suffolk?

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 Suffolk?

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 Suffolk?

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

Yes, many garages in Suffolk 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 Suffolk.

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

Yes, Suffolk 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 Suffolk

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

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