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Battery Service in Charleston

Your vehicle's battery provides energy to start the engine, and it supplies power to accessories when the engine is not running. Winter cold and summer heat in North Charleston can affect battery health, so allow our factory-trained experts to diagnose, service, and — if needed — replace the battery in your vehicle so you're all set to take on Mount Pleasant roads with confidence!

Schedule an appointment with our service center to get started now, and read on to learn more about battery service in the meantime. Rick Hendrick Chevrolet is your trusted source for battery service in Charleston! We even provide ongoing service offers to help you save on maintenance and make your replacement battery more affordable when the time comes.

Battery Specials

Most ACDelco Gold 30-MO (ACDelco Professional) Batteries Installed

30-month free-replacement limited warranty**

$164.95*

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We Have the Right Battery for Your Vehicle

Should you need car battery replacement service near Mount Pleasant, we proudly offer a wide range of ACDelco automotive batteries for a great combination of longevity, power, and price. An ACDelco battery is sure to be the right size for your vehicle, offering the correct reserve capacity and necessary cold-cranking amps to start your engine.

Don't wait until your battery dies while you're out and about in James Island — have us check your battery's health today. 

Battery Basics

Whether you need full-scale car battery replacement service near North Charleston or you just want to have your battery's condition inspected, you can count on Rick Hendrick Chevrolet to get the job done in a timely manner. We provide battery service for all makes and models, providing trusted tips and advice along the way. Give us a call at if you need assistance scheduling battery service in Charleston! In the meantime, you can review the answers to some frequently asked battery service questions, below.

Why won't my vehicle start?
There are numerous reasons why a vehicle won't start. If it's related to the battery, the starter will generally not crank the engine. This is the telltale "click, click, click" you hear when you turn the key or push the start button that lasts for about 10 seconds. The battery voltage and charging information in the Driver Information Center (DIC) can also make you aware if the alternator is not charging the battery properly, or if a loose battery or starter cable is causing a problem.

Do I need to charge my battery after I jump-start my vehicle?
In most instances, driving will recharge the battery fully in 1-2 hours, unless there is an issue with the vehicle. If your vehicle does not restart after driving it, have it towed to your nearest Certified Service experts to have a diagnosis performed.

What are the main causes of automotive battery failure?
Batteries wear out over time, but issues such as improperly connected accessories, infrequent startup, hot temperatures, and high cranking currents caused by freezing temperatures (32 degrees Fahrenheit or colder) can lead to battery failure.

Can preventive maintenance improve battery life?
The best thing that you can do is have your Certified Service technician perform a test on your battery when you get your oil changed. This helps monitor the status of the battery and helps prevent you from being in a situation where your vehicle won't start.

How often should I change my battery?
Vehicle batteries last 3-5 years on average depending on a number of factors, including driving habits and climate. In general, warmer climates will shorten the life of a battery. Also, long periods of time spent in a discharged state tend to increase damage due to sulfation.

What if I'm not sure the problem is my battery?
Your Certified Service experts can give you a no-charge battery test to determine if your battery needs replacing or if there is an issue with another charging component.

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