Top Mechanics For Volkswagen Car Battery Replacement & Repairs
Garage in Bristol, 15 years of experience
4 years at a BMW specialist and MOT centre. 5 years at a small local company with vehicle recovery work and repairs.
TOM • 14th April 2023
Volkswagen up! • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Garage in Leeds, 8 years of experience
Whit more than 20 years of experience in the motor trade. IMI recognized garage, Electric/hybrid vehicle safe repair. Auto repair shop, Car Health check free, MOT class 4 and 7, Auto Diagnostic, Servicing, T...
Garage in Harrow, 10 years of experience
Fully qualified vehicle mechanic having previously worked at JLR and Ford dealerships as well as independent
Mobile mechanic in Northamptonshire , 28 years of experience
I started work with Ford dealership then moving to various dealers Vauxhall was my favourite. Once I qualified I went to work with the aa really enjoyed that job as it tested my knowledge and skill set. Move...
Garage in St. Leonards On Sea, 28 years of experience
Click on "BOOK EDDY" for an INSTANT ONLINE QUOTE. My 28 years as a mechanic began with a trainee apprenticeship in a few firms: Hamilton Engineering in Bexhill-on-Sea, Stagecoach in Leonards-on-Sea & Anchor...
Mobile mechanic in Ossett, 14 years of experience
I am a dealership trained technician with over 14 years experience, so it's like brining the dealership quality to your door step. I have knowledge of many different makes and models of vehicles through my d...
Mobile mechanic in Loppington, 32 years of experience
Hometune was originally established in 1968 as the first mobile car engine tuning company in the UK. Originally a franchise with over 150 vans nationwide, we have been owned and run by such companies as Maz...
JACQUELINE • 8th February 2023
Volkswagen Polo • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Garage in Darwen, 14 years of experience
I started my apprenticeship when I left school at the age of 15. I’ve been fully qualified for 11+ years with NVQ level 1, 2 and 3. I’ve been an MOT tester for 10 years. Here at Jamie’s mobile mechanic w...
Mobile mechanic in Newhaven, 28 years of experience
I began my career with Ford where I completed my 3 year apprenticeship. My career thne moved to the independent route where I worked with various garages gaining experience on various makes/models. The exper...
Garage in London , 15 years of experience
Technically oriented Technician Lead and Mechanic with over 15 years experience in the delivery of effective mechanical and technical support to service, troubleshoot and repair various vehicles, primarily ...
Garage in Cleethorpes, 10 years of experience
I've been a mobile mechanic 3 years now. Previously worked for major dealerships as a master technician. No job is too big for me
Mobile mechanic in Wakefield, 15 years of experience
15 years experience as a mechanic, 9 years spent as a commercial vehicle technician at ford. competent in all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair including diagnostics.
Mobile mechanic in Wouldham , 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...
DARREN • 20th October 2022
Volkswagen Touran • Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)
Mobile mechanic in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, 16 years of experience
Been working in garages for 16 years. The last year been doing mobile mechanics. I love taking on new challenges and getting stuck in. I offer a wide range of repairs including diagnostics, servicing, brake...
Garage in Merthyr Tydfil, 5 years of experience
Started of my career as a apprentice at a Ford franchise dealer where I completed my nvq carrying out servicing repairs and diagnostics. I then left the dealer to work at a independent garage carrying out wo...
Frequently asked questions about Volkswagen car battery replacement & repairs
Read our answers to questions about car battery replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does a vehicle’s battery replacement on my Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen 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 on my Volkswagen?
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 my Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen 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 on Volkswagen?
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 on Volkswagen?
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 Volkswagen?
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.
My Volkswagen 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 should I do if my Volkswagen battery dies?
If the battery is flat (for reasons such as leaving headlights on) then you can jump leads to jump start it. If the battery is dead, then you will need to replace the battery completely.
Before attempting to jump start your car, first check that the battery is not leaking any acid as it could be a safety hazard. You'll need another person with a car to help as the process of jump starting is a two person job.
- Find the positive and negative terminals on the battery and attach the jump leads.
- The positive terminal will usually be marked with a "+" sign, while the negative terminal will usually be marked with a "-" sign.
- Have the other person start their car and let it run for a few minutes which should help charge up your battery.
- Once your car starts, drive around for 30 mins or so to fully charge up the battery.
If jump starting doesn't work, the problem could be something else and you'll need to seek professional help from a mechanic or technician.
How long should I drive my Volkswagen to charge the car battery?
30 minutes of driving should be an adequate time to charge the battery on most modern cars. However, this time can depend on a number of factors. For example, driving 30 minutes on a motorway may be enough to charge the battery while if you're driving around town, it may take 1-3 hours to charge it up.
What is the warranty on Volkswagen 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.
How long can a battery in my Volkswagen last without driving?
Typically, a car battery can last for up to 2 to 4 weeks without charging. In the case of relatively new and well-maintained car batteries, they can even last 2 months without a charge.
Can local garages offer home collection and delivery for Volkswagen car battery replacement?
Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a car battery replacement on your Volkswagen. 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 on your Volkswagen.
Can mobile mechanics do Volkswagen car battery replacement at my home or office?
Yes, mobile mechanics can do a car battery replacement at your home or office on your Volkswagen, 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 Volkswagen car battery replacement cost?
The cost for a Volkswagen car battery replacement depends on the model of your Volkswagen. See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.
These estimates may include Stop/start Battery, Battery and/or Stop/start Battery.
|Volkswagen Amarok||£282||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Beetle||£177||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Bora||£186||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Caddy||£153||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Caddy Maxi||£256||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Sportline||£265||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Caddy Sportline||£265||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Caravelle||£155||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen CC||£251||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Corrado||£103||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Crafter||£234||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Eos||£223||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Fox||£128||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Golf||£186||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Golf Plus||£208||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Jetta||£197||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen LT||£224||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Lupo||£142||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Passat||£238||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Passat CC||£232||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Phaeton||£230||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Polo||£139||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Scirocco||£182||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Sharan||£252||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Tiguan||£241||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Touareg||£258||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Touran||£220||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Transporter||£235||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle||£151||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Transporter Sportline||£128||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen up!||£174||Get exact price|
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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