Automotive Batteries are essential components in vehicles, providing the electrical power needed to start the engine and run electrical systems.

Batteries explained

Car Batteries are crucial components in any vehicle, serving as the primary source of electrical power. They are responsible for powering the starter motor, ignition system, and all electronic accessories in the car when the engine is off. A typical car battery is a rechargeable lead-acid battery that stores electrical energy through chemical reactions.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we offer comprehensive battery services, including testing, maintenance, and replacement, to ensure your vehicle’s battery is in optimal condition and reliably provides the necessary power.

When or why do you need it?

Battery Service or Replacement becomes necessary when your car shows signs of battery weakness or failure, such as dimming headlights, slow engine crank, or the need to jump-start your vehicle frequently. Regular battery testing and maintenance can help extend its life and prevent unexpected failures.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we recommend regular battery inspections, especially before extreme weather conditions, as batteries can be severely affected by temperature changes. If a battery is found to be underperforming or near the end of its expected lifespan, we provide efficient battery replacement services to ensure your vehicle remains reliable and ready to start every time.

How can Gateway Auto help?

We believe quality shouldn’t break the bank. We understand the financial strain unexpected repairs can bring, so we provide competitive rates and financing without compromising on the quality of our top-notch repairs backed by a 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty.

Easy, hassle-free experience

Booking an appointment with Gateway Auto is as easy as a few clicks or a phone call with our friendly team. Our new online booking system lets you schedule your visit at your convenience, eliminating the hassle of complicated scheduling processes.

Omaha’s Choice for Battery Services

Our technicians don't just tell you what's wrong, they'll show you. We'll never authorize without your approval. View your digital inspection, get text updates from our team, and even pay on your phone.

Placing transparency at the forefront of automotive care

We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty for mechanical service

How can we help?

An FAQ section can only get you so far. Still have questions or want more information than what's provided in our FAQs? Our friendly team of experts is happy to help.

Frequently asked questions

If it's a car, we'll fix it. If it's a question, we'll answer it.

Can I drive my car if my battery is showing signs of weakness?

It's not recommended to drive a vehicle with a weak battery, as it can lead to stalling or being stranded. It's best to address battery issues promptly.

How often should I get my vehicle's battery serviced?

We recommend having your vehicle's battery serviced during routine maintenance, which is typically every 6 months to a year. If you notice any signs of battery issues, such as slow cranking or dim lights, it's advisable to get it checked sooner.

Do you recycle old batteries?

Yes, we are happy to take your old car battery after a replacement. We will ensure it gets in the right hands to be properly recycled or reconditioned.

Do you offer warranties for battery replacements?

Yes! Our battery replacement is covered by a 30 month, free-of-charge replacement warranty.

Can I jump-start my car if the battery is dead?

Yes, you can jump-start your car, but most times it's a temporary solution. It's important to address the underlying issue and replace the battery if needed. Our expert technicians will help diagnose your vehicle's battery and determine the best solution for you to stay on the road safely.

Do you offer battery testing before replacement?

Yes, we offer battery testing services to determine the condition of your battery. This can help you decide whether replacement is necessary.

What is it like to have your car fixed or maintained at Gateway Auto?

Trusted, efficient and designed to keep you moving. We go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable and confident throughout the entire repair process.

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Book online or speak with our friendly staff

Use our handy online scheduling tool to instantly book an appointment at any of our locations today.

Or, give our friendly and knowledgeable team a call to find a time and plan that works for you.

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Drop-off, courtesy car or wait

Three flexible options while we service your vehicle, so your life doesn't come to a halt.

Worried about leaving your car and having nothing to drive? We have courtesy cars to ease your mind. We also offer pick-up and drop-off service if we run out of courtesy cars.

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One on one review

We can send your digital inspection to you via text or email so that you can see pictures and videos of your vehicle through the eyes of our mechanics.

We clearly communicate with you during your repairs and educate you on your options throughout the process. We will never sell you anything you don't need.

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We clean your ride

Get back on the road looking as good as new. With every service, your vehicle will get a final check and complimentary carwash from our quality assurance team.

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Drive with peace of mind

We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty and flexible, interest free financing.

All your automotive needs under one roof

Gateway Auto offers service, collision, fleet and quality vehicle sales under the same trusted brand to ensure you stay on the road with a team by your side.

After their first visit, our average customer has been returning to Gateway Auto for more than 10 years

Don't just take our word for it, check out our reviews and see what our customers have to say about the Gateway Auto experience.

Over 400+ 5 Star Reviews
More than 400 customer-submitted 5-star reviews
"Top notch shop and staff, willing to go the extra mile and definitely have your best interests in mind. Would highly recommend trying their shops out."

Scott Hiatt

Service Center

"Awesome staff! Awesome service! Even avoided extra cost and saved me lots of $$$ thank you so much! Will definitely recommend you guys!"

Adam Walke

Service Center

"Best auto shop in Nebraska!!! Women- if you have auto shop anxiety for not being taken seriously or fear of overcharging, go here. These guys are the real deal. Professional, down to earth, and great prices."

Rochelle Landreth

Service Center

"For people that are anxious about getting their vehicles serviced, Gateway is the antidote. Clear and accurate information about what you need done and quality work at fair prices. Dealership level service, environment and professionalism. A ray of sunshine in an industry that can be cloudy."

Jeff Chase

Service Center