Car Battery Replacement at your home

Avoid getting stranded due to a failed battery by having us replace your defective battery now

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CAR BATTERY REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT SERVICE

How much does a Auto Battery Replacement cost?

Typically, the cost of car battery replacement ranges between $250-$400, including the cost of installation. The price varies on the size of the battery – commonly the larger the engine, the larger and more expensive the battery. German vehicles commonly have larger batteries or batteries installed under the seat and can cost up to $600. Truck batteries are generally more expensive as well.

Fast and easy service at your home

Backed by 12-month, 20,000-km guarantee

Is your car’s battery dead? Let us help you!

You get stranded in the middle of nowhere and have no idea who to call to help you out when your car’s battery has died. Or it’s super cold outside and your car just won’t start? Maybe it’s not that dramatic, and your battery is just old. It doesn’t matter – in any situation, instaMek can help you. Not only will your car battery be replaced with an OEM or OEM equivalent, but we will inspect the rest of your charging system to make sure there is nothing hidden there that can leave you stranded again. 

instaMek not only helps you with car battery replacement but also provides a warranty for the battery. So next time you are in a fix, you have instaMek to count on! 

Mobile battery replacement right at your home or office!


Imagine this. You are running super late for a meeting with a friend, and you rush down to your car, only to find out that the car isn’t starting no matter what you do. Do you know what the safest and quickest thing you can do in a situation like this is? Contact instaMek to have them come down to your house, replace the car battery, and you’re good to go! Plus, if it’s something more – we can also help on-site instead of you having to tow it anywhere.

No matter what your car brand is, from Honda to Rolls Royce, we have options for everything! You can be sure that if the car still doesn’t start after replacing the battery, our dedicated and hardworking technicians will thoroughly examine the issue and fix your car so you can go on with your day as planned.

The best part about calling us for battery repair and replacement is that you can get the job done without getting your hands dirty and wasting your precious time. We come to your doorstep, home, or office and offer you the best hassle-free service. Our Meks are incredibly professional in everything they do, including customer service.

 

 

Things to look out for in a replacement battery.

Before you get a new replacement for your battery, these are a few things you need to consider – 

  • Size of the battery

Every vehicle has a specification for battery size, and our team will consult your vehicle manual and make sure that the battery is the right fit for your car.

  • The freshness of the battery

A code written on the battery indicates the month and year of manufacturing. The latest the battery is, the better.

  • Reserve capacity

This capacity indicates the duration for which the battery can run without recharging it again. The higher the reserve capacity, the better. This will ensure that your battery does not give up during extreme temperatures.

  • Power requirement of the battery

The power requirement of the battery is determined by the Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) and Cranking Amps (CA). CCA refers to the energy required to start the engine at a temperature of 0 degrees, and CA refers to the energy needed to start the engine at 32 degrees.

  • Maintenance of the battery

You can either opt for a low-maintenance or no-maintenance car battery based on your time commitment and investment. The best would be to do your research and find out about the pros and cons of each battery type.

  • Battery warranty

Make sure that the replacement battery comes along with a warranty certificate so that you can get in touch with the manufacturers in case something goes wrong.

  • Position and types of the terminals

Certain terminal positioning can be short, so make sure that none of the terminals touch the car’s metal body when installed.

  • Ampere hour

This refers to how much electricity the battery is capable of storing.

Battery diagnostic service.

When you need your car battery replaced, you can contact instaMek, and our team will arrive at the scene to make sure that your vehicle is up and running. But before actually proceeding with the battery replacement, they will first conduct a thorough diagnosis. You will be aware of the actual issue and can take the following steps accordingly. This is a crucial step of our battery replacement service.

Cleaning of the battery terminal.


While we spend so much moolah on ensuring that our vehicle appears in top-notch quality, why do we always ignore the inside of the car? By that, I mean that why do we not put thought and effort into making sure our battery is clean and healthy? If you have not thought about this till now, it’s time for things to change. Besides replacing and repairing car batteries, another important aspect of battery care is cleaning the battery, especially the battery terminals.

Regular cleaning of battery terminals will result in better battery performance and increase the battery’s life. You can easily clean the terminals of the battery at home, with the help of some simple materials.

Materials needed for battery terminal cleaning are baking soda, water, protective gloves, petroleum jelly, an old toothbrush and a washcloth.

Clean the battery terminals in 5 simple steps – 

  • Mix one tablespoon of baking soda in one cup of water.
  • Turn off the vehicle engine, remove the negative battery cable and then the positive battery cable. Check the battery and inspect the corrosion buildup. If you notice that the battery is swollen or is leaking, then you will have to replace the battery as soon as possible.
  • Dip an old toothbrush in the baking soda and water solution you made earlier and scrub! Scrub the terminals with the brush until all the buildup on the terminals has come off.
  • Once you feel all the buildup has been removed, rinse the battery with water. This is where your washcloth comes into play. Wet the cloth and wipe the battery clean.
  • Now, lube up the terminals with petroleum jelly, and reattach the cables. Your battery terminals are now clean!

Battery cable end replacement.

Now that your battery terminals are clean, the battery cable end should also be checked for any damage or weathering. If the ends of the cables are damaged, then no matter how much you clean or maintain the battery, you will still not get the desired performance. So if you notice that there is some visible damage, call us, and we will replace the cables as soon as possible.

Commonly Asked Questions -

Q. When to replace your Auto Battery?

  • Your car doesn’t start. A new battery has a definite capacity to provide power. This capacity is referred to as the cranking amps rating of the battery. The actual amps that a battery can supply become lower than its original rating as a battery age. Once the cranking amps fall below a critical threshold, it will be hard or impossible to start your car.
  • The battery or charging system warning light is illuminated. A mechanic must perform a few basic tests to pinpoint if a battery replacement is necessary when a battery or charging system warning light illuminates.
  • Electrical components don’t work. Vehicle electrical components such as the security system can malfunction once a battery has started to fail, and the voltage produced by the battery drops. If you are experiencing electrical malfunctions, it’s a smart idea to have the battery tested.

Q. How to change a Car Battery?

  • A temporary power source might be installed to avoid the possibility of losing radio presets or stored data in the PCM while the battery is out. When the battery is already completely unusable, this step is not needed.
  • The vehicle’s negative cable is detached from the battery, followed by the positive cable. The battery tie-down system is loosened and the old battery will be taken out.
  • Cable ends and wiring is carefully examined to ensure no corrosion and cleanliness. Corrosion can be extreme and cable replacement or wiring repair is necessary in some cases.
  • The new battery is installed and the tie-down system is reinstalled. Anti-corrosion compound is applied to the battery terminals. The positive terminal is reconnected followed by the negative terminal.
  • Some vehicles, like some models of BMW, VW, and Audi, may need PCM programming to input battery parameters. This step, achieved using a specialized scan tool, is essential to maximize battery life and avoid electrical system malfunctions.
  • The car is started and charging system output is measured and compared against the factory OEM specification to guarantee that the new battery will properly recharge. In general, charging output will be in the range of 13.8 to 14.8 volts but the exact specifications depend by the built and model.

Q. Is it safe to drive with a battery problem?

Yes, however, if you have a weak battery you might be left stranded somewhere if the battery dies completely and you cannot start your car. A faulty battery may also unnecessarily overload the alternator and could badly affect the operation of the vehicle’s electrical system, including the vehicle security system and the shift interlock.

Our Clients Say The Nicest Things

Dylan Stilwell
Dylan Stilwell
23:26 07 Dec 20
Called to get a battery replacement Doug was our service rep and it was done quickly and efficiently. Battery replaced in no time and car was ready to go. Saved me from calling a tow truck to deliver it to my dealership. Great service and pricing was good.
Meg
Meg
00:16 25 Jul 20
I've used Instamek a couple of times before and had Doug as my mechanic this time! He came and replaced my battery for me and was super friendly and fast! 5 stars to Doug!! My only issue is that instameks pricing is quite a bit higher than others for the same services!
Kim Brown
Kim Brown
23:02 18 Jan 20
I really appreciated Doug from InstaMek coming and installing a new battery in our car (in -30, I might add) and getting the vehicle up and running. He came at the scheduled time and was thorough and efficient and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Joel Leclerc
Joel Leclerc
23:00 18 Jan 20
instaMek came through in a pinch with mobile battery replacement during an extremely cold week in Calgary. Service was prompt, courteous, and on time and the whole experience was smooth from start to finish. Thanks!
Ray Vodden
Ray Vodden
04:23 16 Jan 20
The coldest day of 2020 in Calgary - battery died - messaged and quoted within 20 mins and scheduled that day - eta had to be put back but was informed which was fine - mechanic Doug was fantastic 10/10 very easy and reasonable price for service 🙂

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