Your vehicle’s battery is important to start your engine. The main function of the battery is to store power generated by the alternator and operates the secondary electrical systems such as: your lights, radio, power seats, power windows, and additional electric components in your car. Your vehicle’s electric system powers every little thing from the ignition and fuel systems to add-ons such as your radio, front lights and wipers.
We created the JE Performance Essential® battery service, just for you.
Types of battery services at JE
- Test overall battery condition
- Inspect hold-down clamps and terminal ends for wear
- Clean and remove battery corrosion on terminal ends and inspect wiring for corrosion
- Apply preventative corrosion protection to battery terminals
- Test and check alternator, including belt wear and tension
How much does a battery replacement cost?
We perform a courtesy battery health test and visual inspection on EVERY car we service here at JE, free of charge.
On average, most car batteries cost between $75 and $160, but if you opt for a longer-lasting premium battery, you might end up paying close to $200.
When dealing with hybrid vehicles, replacing a hybrid car battery is a much bigger job. These components can cost between $1,000 and $5,000.
There may be additional diagnosis labor if the alternator, or starting system needs tested.
If vehicle requires inspection for any potential electrical issues such as draws, or wiring related failures that may be additional as well.
How often does my battery need serviced?
There has never been a simple answer to the question of, “How often should I service or replace my vehicle’s battery?”
The generalization is that automotive car batteries are within peak performance from new to between 4 and 7 years depending on a variety of circumstances.
Why does a battery go bad?
Multiple factors play into this equation: things like vibration, time, and temperature all play roles in a batteries lifespan.
- Time – Leaving: a radio on, a door open, or a light on or any issue that requires you to jumpstart your car will also reduce the lifespan of your battery.
- Vibrations – If your battery hold-downs become loose, or your battery cable clamps become loose, the additional vibrations will cause your battery’s internal parts to break down more quickly.
- Extreme Weather – Hot weather can cause the fluid in your battery to evaporate, and cold weather can drain the last bit of life from a nearly-dead battery.
Under normal circumstances, the alternator in your vehicle will recharge your battery while you drive. However, even the best battery can only go through so many charge cycles before it dies for good. One thing that is important to remember is that even if you take good care of your battery, you’ll eventually need to replace it.
How do you know if your battery needs replaced?
If your car’s battery needs attention, one or more of the following may be true:
- Your car’s engine takes a long time to turn over or start.
- You notice unusual power fluctuations.
- Your electronics in the vehicle are slow to respond. (lights, radio, wipers, etc.)
- Your headlights are dimmer than usual.
- Your vehicle requires frequent jump starts.
Why choose JE for my AC repairs?
We are transparent and will give you straight forward, accurate information about your vehicle. We will never undersell or oversell you services you don’t need.
We offer competitive rates and a variety of payment options to help you preserve your hard earned money.
You can lean on our decades of automotive repair experience and rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands.
Our certified technicians can guarantee that your vehicle repair will be done right, the first time.