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Call us on 4228 7949
Call us on 4228 7949



A dead battery is never convenient. If you’re starting to notice signs that your car’s battery is failing, stop by 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs for a battery test. 

Based in Wollongong, our family-owned and -operated business has served our community for over 10 years. From inspecting batteries to replacing brakes and fitting new tires, our auto shop does it all.

A reliable car battery is essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly, whether you’re commuting to work or embarking on a road trip adventure. With so many options on the market, choosing the right car battery can be a daunting task.

If you’re experiencing issues with your car battery, our mechanics can help diagnose the problem and either fix or replace the battery.

  • First, we will use a battery tester to determine whether the battery is holding a charge.
  • If the battery is still in good condition, our mechanics may clean the battery terminals and cables to ensure a good connection. However, if the battery is no longer functioning properly, we will remove the old battery and dispose of it safely  for you.
  •  We will then install a new battery that meets the specifications for your vehicle. Our Experienced Staff will ensure the battery is securely fastened and properly connected before testing it to ensure everything is working correctly. Additionally, our mechanics may perform a charging system test to ensure that the battery is receiving an adequate charge from the alternator.

Overall, the team at 1st Choice mechanical repairs have expertise and specialized tools that are essential to safely and effectively replace or repair your car battery.

Our Battery Services

Battery Repairs FAQs

Batteries can wear out over time and lose their ability to hold a charge. Additionally, batteries can be damaged by physical impact, exposure to extreme temperatures, or other factors, which may require repairs.

How can I tell if my battery needs to be replaced or repaired? A: Some signs that your battery may need to be replaced or repaired include a shorter battery life, slower performance, or the device not turning on at all. If you notice any of these issues, it’s a good idea to have the battery checked by a professional.

It depends on the device and the type of battery. Some batteries are designed to be user-replaceable, while others require special tools and expertise to replace or repair. If you’re not sure whether you can replace or repair your battery yourself, it’s best to consult the manufacturer’s instructions or seek the help of a professional.

The cost of battery replacement or repair varies depending on the device, the type of battery, and the extent of the damage. In some cases, it may be more cost-effective to replace the device altogether rather than repair or replace the battery.

The time it takes to replace or repair a battery varies depending on the device and the type of battery. In some cases, it may only take a few minutes to replace a battery, while other repairs may take several hours or even days.

You can usually take your car to an authorised service center, or a third-party repair shop to have the battery replaced or repaired. Make sure to choose a reputable service provider with experience in handling your type of car and battery.

Book an Appointment

Book Your log Battery Replacement  with us Monday to Friday. 

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what our customers say about our service

  • Super friendly, efficient, great service. Called up to book a Pink Slip safety check as a first time customer they had it done in less than 10 minutes before work.

    Christina Aliferis Avatar Christina Aliferis
    April 29, 2021

    Great service, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable staff, our vehicle is running beautifully after service.

    Lynne Grimm Avatar Lynne Grimm
    April 29, 2022

    Great service. Friendly staff.

    Mary-Lou Snow Avatar Mary-Lou Snow
    June 29, 2022

    Always helpful and friendly.

    John McInally Avatar John McInally
    August 18, 2021
  • So happy I found this place. They were all so friendly, knowledgeable and honest. Definitely recommend

    Emma Avatar Emma
    April 29, 2022

    Respectful,honest,best mechanic

    Paul Mcd Avatar Paul Mcd
    August 29, 2022

    Excellent service....honest assessment....fair pricing. Great workshop. 4 lift LandCruiser is happy...So am I!

    Greg Heighes Avatar Greg Heighes
    April 29, 2022

    The best mechanical workshop in Wollongong. Great prices and outstanding service. I have found the whole team friendly and happy to talk through your service.

    Aaron Davis Avatar Aaron Davis
    April 29, 2022
  • These guys really helped me out today in getting a pink slip done on short notice. The customer service was great, the inspection was quick and there wasn't any attempt... read more

    Bradley Dovenor Avatar Bradley Dovenor
    June 18, 2023

    Great service and customer service. So much better than the "capped price" and "capped service" by the Subaru service centre up the road. I will be coming back

    Dan Sloan Avatar Dan Sloan
    August 29, 2022

    Andrew and his Team are the best and most honest mechanics in Wollongong - there is no pressure to add services that are not actually required, the work is professional,... read more

    Kellie Lambert Avatar Kellie Lambert
    November 29, 2022

    Had 100k Service on my vehicle, no surprises and job was completed on time as promised, thanks Andrew and your team

    dave d Avatar dave d
    September 29, 2022