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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.

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Book Your log Battery Replacement  with us Monday to Friday. 

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what our customers say about our service

  • Quality service, friendly staff and affordable prices. I will not take my car anywhere else. I never feel like they are trying to overcharge me for parts or services that... read more

    Claire Batchelor Avatar Claire Batchelor
    April 29, 2022

    Andrew and the team are fantastic. I take my car to be serviced regularly and they're always respectful and have a very quick turn around time. Highly recommend 1st Choice... read more

    Rebecca Moulds Avatar Rebecca Moulds
    April 29, 2022

    What a great team. Had my Audi service done along with brakes and an issue which kept bringing the engine light on fixed too. The team contacted me about the... read more

    Bryn star Avatar Bryn star
    April 29, 2022

    Very helpful

    saeid Avatar saeid
    August 11, 2023
  • Excellent service....honest assessment....fair pricing. Great workshop. 4 lift LandCruiser is happy...So am I!

    Greg Heighes Avatar Greg Heighes
    April 29, 2022

    I just want to thank all at 1st Choice! They went out of their way to help me out. To Nel and Scott thank you so very much.

    Gayle Martin Avatar Gayle Martin
    July 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

    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
  • Have been there twice now, the boys definitely know their stuff and are super generous with prices. Definitely a reliable service, will def be back.

    Finn 123 Avatar Finn 123
    August 29, 2022

    Great service. Friendly staff.

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

    I come to these guys for my services, green slip, new tires, they are by far the best mechanic around, the crew are so friendly, and they do such a... read more

    Jessica Quattromani Avatar Jessica Quattromani
    October 29, 2022

    These guys are the best there is. I have used them for years and they have never let me down. Honest, trustworthy and amazing people. I will never go anywhere... read more

    Mace Man Avatar Mace Man
    March 1, 2023