How Much is a Replacement Car Battery?

Auto Mechanic Replacing Car Battery

If your car is giving you trouble when you try to start it, it could be time for a battery replacement. What is the car battery replacement cost? It depends on the make and model of your vehicle. Replacing a vehicle’s battery in St. Louis could vary between $75 to $200. Suntrup Volkswagen offers a wide selection of Volkswagen batteries. Learn more about when to replace a car battery and car battery replacement costs here, and if you have questions call the service department at Suntrup Volkswagen.


When to Replace Your Car Battery

Now that you know more about the car battery replacement cost, let’s cover when to replace a car battery. How frequently a car battery should be replaced depends on different factors, such as climate, location, and your personal driving habits around St Louis. These are some warning signs that could mean it’s time for a new car battery:

  • The “Check Battery” light comes on or stays on
  • A swelling or bloated battery case
  • Fluid leaking from the battery
  • Low fluid levels in the battery
  • Slow cranking or sluggish start
  • Corrosion on the battery or battery terminals

Battery Maintenance

Corrosion is another sign of a battery problem, so you’ll want to keep an eye out for any build-up. When build-up starts, it’s time to clean your battery. Cleaning your Volkswagen battery is easy, and you can do it yourself. These are the steps to cleaning your vehicle’s battery:

  • Open your hood and locate the battery
  • Carefully remove the battery cables
  • Clean the cables with baking soda, water, and a medium wire brush
  • Reconnect the battery cables
  • Make sure you put the cover back on

Wear gloves and glasses for safety. If you’re not comfortable with cleaning your vehicle’s battery, you can get a car battery replacement service at Suntrup Volkswagen. Contact our service department to make an appointment, or schedule service online.

Car Battery with Tools

Suntrup Volkswagen is at Your Service

Now that you know how often to replace a car battery, call us for a car battery replacement cost quote and to get your new battery ordered. Our service technicians are also happy to inspect your battery and make sure it’s running smoothly for your daily commute to Webster. Check out our service specials, and don’t forget to browse our extensive inventory of new Volkswagen models while you’re here. Contact us today!


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