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Need help for car mechanic and new battery

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Need help for car mechanic and new battery

am in Toronto/GTA. Now, 2009 Hyundai GL sedan needs a battery change and reliable/trusted (and reasonably priced) mechanic. This is first time experience so, completely unaware...I am not a techy guy.

1: Battery: Which is reliable and reasonably priced battery and shop to buy it? Any other suggestion for battery and seller please?

I searched for battery at CT, Active Green Ross, WM and CAA. (**Btw, Costco does not manufacture battery for this car**)
- CT: Motomaster battery has various extreme reviews from worst to best. It is 60% says worst battery ever, 20% says average battery, 20% says best battery.
- Active Green Ross: Die Hard battery are little pricey. They gave "professionally" with incorrect advise for many repairs and very high invoices/quotes!!
- WM: Employee advised - not to buy their battery.
- CAA: Pricey.

Therefore, can you please suggest good battery and trusted shop to buy? Any other suggestion is also welcome.

2: Any suggestion for a reasonably priced and trusted mechanic for regular maintenance (like brake, lubrication, regular check, some noise hear and there... etc) of car please ?
Some advt on Kijiji and google search turned out pricey...
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As far as I'm aware, Hyundai doesn't make a "GL" sedan. Do you mean Elantra GT?
Part Source is a good place to go. If you want a better battery, you'll pay more. They can sell you a standard battery, or an AGM battery for much more.
A battery is pretty easy to change yourself.

If you want a specific shop recommendation, you better tell us where you live. GTA is a pretty big place.
Altech in Etobicoke is good for suspension work/alignments.
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I think the car might require idle relearn if battery completely removed....... Recommended to go somewhere that will relearn if loss or have tools so the learn procedure is kept....
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Wizerman wrote: am in Toronto/GTA. Now, 2009 Hyundai GL sedan needs a battery change and reliable/trusted (and reasonably priced) mechanic. This is first time experience so, completely unaware...I am not a techy guy.

1: Battery: Which is reliable and reasonably priced battery and shop to buy it? Any other suggestion for battery and seller please?

I searched for battery at CT, Active Green Ross, WM and CAA. (**Btw, Costco does not manufacture battery for this car**)
- CT: Motomaster battery has various extreme reviews from worst to best. It is 60% says worst battery ever, 20% says average battery, 20% says best battery.
- Active Green Ross: Die Hard battery are little pricey. They gave "professionally" with incorrect advise for many repairs and very high invoices/quotes!!
- WM: Employee advised - not to buy their battery.
- CAA: Pricey.

Therefore, can you please suggest good battery and trusted shop to buy? Any other suggestion is also welcome.

2: Any suggestion for a reasonably priced and trusted mechanic for regular maintenance (like brake, lubrication, regular check, some noise hear and there... etc) of car please ?
Some advt on Kijiji and google search turned out pricey...
If you're out in east GTA (Oshawa) I got a mechanic that I've had for years since he was a neighbor and can PM you details if you or anyone wishes.
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If you don't know "who" or 'what", just call the CAA mobile battery service. They come to you and install
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Costco's Kirkland brand batteries are great.
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engineered wrote: As far as I'm aware, Hyundai doesn't make a "GL" sedan. Do you mean Elantra GT?
Part Source is a good place to go. If you want a better battery, you'll pay more. They can sell you a standard battery, or an AGM battery for much more.
A battery is pretty easy to change yourself.

If you want a specific shop recommendation, you better tell us where you live. GTA is a pretty big place.
Altech in Etobicoke is good for suspension work/alignments.
Hi Engineered,
Thanks for response and sorry for GL...!! You guessed it right. It's Elantra.
I am at Yonge and York Mills and willing to travel in 30KM range. I will visit Part Source.
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qaz393 wrote: I think the car might require idle relearn if battery completely removed....... Recommended to go somewhere that will relearn if loss or have tools so the learn procedure is kept....
Hi, I am sorry but, The relearn is a completely new word for me, as far as car is concerned...
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Wizerman wrote: Hi Engineered,
Thanks for response and sorry for GL...!! You guessed it right. It's Elantra.
I am at Yonge and York Mills and willing to travel in 30KM range. I will visit Part Source.
Gilman auto near scarborough town if budget....Igarage also gets RFD nod
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l69norm wrote: If you don't know "who" or 'what", just call the CAA mobile battery service. They come to you and install
Thanks! I did. $199.99 including installation.
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Rokkin wrote: Costco's Kirkland brand batteries are great.
Costco does not manufacture this battery. Called Customer care and visited too. The manager was helpful (as always) but, he confirmed and re-re-confirmed it. Otherwise, I would have bought straight away! But, thanks a lot for your time, Rokkin!
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Wizerman wrote: Costco does not manufacture this battery. Called Customer care and visited too. The manager was helpful (as always) but, he confirmed and re-re-confirmed it. Otherwise, I would have bought straight away! But, thanks a lot for your time, Rokkin!
Wizerman wrote: am in Toronto/GTA. Now, 2009 Hyundai GL sedan needs a battery change and reliable/trusted (and reasonably priced) mechanic. This is first time experience so, completely unaware...I am not a techy guy.

1: Battery: Which is reliable and reasonably priced battery and shop to buy it? Any other suggestion for battery and seller please?

I searched for battery at CT, Active Green Ross, WM and CAA. (**Btw, Costco does not manufacture battery for this car**)
- CT: Motomaster battery has various extreme reviews from worst to best. It is 60% says worst battery ever, 20% says average battery, 20% says best battery.
- Active Green Ross: Die Hard battery are little pricey. They gave "professionally" with incorrect advise for many repairs and very high invoices/quotes!!
- WM: Employee advised - not to buy their battery.
- CAA: Pricey.

Therefore, can you please suggest good battery and trusted shop to buy? Any other suggestion is also welcome.

2: Any suggestion for a reasonably priced and trusted mechanic for regular maintenance (like brake, lubrication, regular check, some noise hear and there... etc) of car please ?
Some advt on Kijiji and google search turned out pricey...
There aren't many lead acid battery manufactueres, and in US/Canada its mostly just 3: Exide, Johnson Controls and East Penn.
So Costco, CT, Walmart, Active Green ross ALL DO NOT manufacture the battery....

You could have gone to Costco and get a group 35..... apparently it fits
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You could possibly get a bigger battery from Costco that's what I did just removed the battery box and got more cranking power with the bigger battery Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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Hussle91 wrote: You could possibly get a bigger battery from Costco that's what I did just removed the battery box and got more cranking power with the bigger battery Smiling Face With Sunglasses
Really?!!?? It can be done/ Can larger battery damage car or electric system? I am completely unaware... So, please don't laugh at my concerns/question...
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Hussle91 wrote: You could possibly get a bigger battery from Costco that's what I did just removed the battery box and got more cranking power with the bigger battery Smiling Face With Sunglasses
Elantra needs 121R battery. I donot know what " 121R" stands for...

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