Does your battery need repair? Your car’s battery delivers the electrical juice that puts everything else under the hood in motion. Without a good battery in your vehicle, all you have is an expensive garage or driveway ornament. So when your vehicle doesn’t start, the first place to check is its battery.
Many vehicle batteries carry two-year warranties; pricier, better-quality batteries offer 6-7 year warranties. Sometime after your battery reaches its warranty deadline, you should expect to find a lifeless vehicle at some point in your future. Any battery that measures less than 10 on a voltage meter after it has been load tested is on its last legs. So be sure to monitor the battery at least monthly after it has served you for two years. This way, you can proactively replace it before it betrays you.
Vehicle battery prices run the gamut, depending on what kind of vehicles they’re used in. Passenger car batteries start in the mid-$80’s range. High-end batteries can run more than $150.
When it comes to hybrid models, the word ‘battery’ means a whole lot more than the piece of equipment that starts it. Hybrids run on multiple, very expensive batteries. When hybrid batteries go bad, you’re looking at big bucks for battery repair.
If you’re having problems starting your car any number of things can be the cause: the starter, solenoid, alternator—even too little gasoline (if you’re the multitasking type with too many other responsibilities flooding your mind). But experience tells us that the place to start when your car, truck or minivan won’t start is by inspecting the battery. If you’re having starting problems, drop by for a diagnosis. With any luck at all, it’ll just be your battery. If it is, we’ll repair your battery and have you back on the road in no time. Come to us either in North Seattle or in Shoreline.206-526-1069
Excellent, fast needed service for replacing my battery. I like your maintenance e-mail updates for the car, what's needed or recommended for that time of year or mileage, repairs and checkups; plus your diagnostics for other things besides the work being done. Keeps me in touch with my car and what's needed down the road. Excellent communication.
provided a friendly experience in the shop and on the phone. The shop itself was very clean and organized looking too.
Overall, I will happily take my car back to this shop for all my additional maintenance/work.
Chuck's Auto Repair - Maple Leaf
5 out of 5 stars
posted 1 month ago
My husband and I have used Chuck’s for almost all our car maintenance and repair for almost 5 years. We’ve always had a great experience and quality work! They always give...
Owen and Ryan. My family loves this place, we have both of our Subaru's maintained by Chucks. My husband uses the Shoreline location, and I use the Maple Leaf location since it's closer to where we live. If you want to have a no hassle car repair experience this is your place. They have both a knowledgeable, and very friendly staff at both locations. Thanks for the great customer service!
I have been a customer at Chuck's for a few years now, with two different vehicles. They always take great care of me and my cars, and offer thorough and honest work. Highly recommended. Thanks guys! -Nickread more
They have serviced our vehicles, and we continue to return for the Excellent service!! This is the most organized, and clean repair facility I have ever been too. Cleaner then most Dealers! Shows the pride the technicians have, and I know they will respect my vehicles in the same manner!!read more