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WELCOME to A–1 Battery

We have the Battery, Alternator or Starter to meet all your needs! 

new battery servicesA-1 Battery Company has been delivering battery and charging system solutions to the general and wholesale public in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas of Kern County since 1960. In 1987, we opened our fourth location to provide the same exceptional pricing and service to Visalia and the surrounding cities of Kings and Tulare County. We are currently in the process of opening our fifth location on the Central Coast to meet the growing battery needs of our existing industrial, commercial and solar customers as well as all the automotive customers.

We will provide a free diagnostic check of your charging system and free battery installation (with purchase).

Before you buy your next battery, alternator or starter at one of those "GIANT" automotive centers, call us for dependable, fast and courteous service.

We offer emergency road side and on site service to get you up and running again. Call now for a prompt solution to your battery and charging system problems!

We specialize in 6V and 12V batteries for cars, boats, motorcycles, tractors, RVs, buses, semi-trucks and industrial batteries for fork lifts and solar systems. However we also stock all types of house hold batteries from AAA’s to watch batteries and many of today’s lithium ion battery cells.

Between our four physical locations and our mobile service trucks, help could be minutes away depending on your current location.

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A-1 Battery Co.
1230 S. Union Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93307
661 589-1433

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A-1 Battery Co.

Store Hours Vary by Location:

Central Bakersfield Location
6630 Rosedale Highway
Bakersfield, CA
Phone: 661-589-1433

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bakersfield - East Side
1230 S. Union Ave. (Across from Fairgrounds) 
Bakersfield, CA 
Phone: 661-327-1028

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bakersfield - West Side
8032 Di Miller Drive (Weed Patch at Highway 58)
Bakersfield, CA
Phone: 661-366-2355

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Visalia Location - Serving All of Tulare & Kings Counties
6420 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA
Phone: 559-686-0450

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed On Saturday

On the Central Coast
We provide batteries, starters and alternators to commercial, industrial, automotive and solar customers from Paso Robles to Santa Maria. (Check Back Soon for our New Shop Location.)
Phone: 805-541-1233

We accept Visa. We accept MasterCard. We accept American Express.
We accept Discover. We accept Cash.  


Commercial & Fleet Account Billing

FAQ

1) What is your price for my car battery? Batteries have a wide range of pricing due to several different factors. It’s not the size and shape as much as the quality of the materials used that will make the price differ. We have numerous quality batteries available for every vehicle and prices can range from $35.99 up to $250 or more for the same size battery. So depending on the needs of your car, the conditions it is subjected to, the length of warranty you desire and your budget, we will find the most affordable solution for your situation.

2) How do I jump start my vehicle with a 12v Battery? To be safe, we would ask that you refer to the manufacture’s recommended method in the vehicles owner’s manual.  Yet this procedure is simple enough when some caution is exercised.  Using a set of quality JUMPER CABLES, connect one end of the clamps, generally marked red for the positive side (connect this one first) and black for the negative side (connect this one last) to the dead battery,  then connect the opposite end of the Positive cable to the positive side of the other vehicle’s battery, and connect the Negative/ground side to an Engine Bolt or other grounding surface rather than the battery’s terminal (NOW START the VEHICLE being used to jump start the dead battery).  Depending on the drain to the dead battery, you may need to wait a few minutes before the battery has sufficient electricity to start the dead vehicle. You can also increase the engine RPM of the running vehicle so the alternator is producing extra voltage. Once the dead vehicle has started, disconnect the black/negative cable and then the red one (do not allow these to touch each other as sparks can be generated), remove the cables from the other vehicle in the same order and you should be on your way. If your vehicle has a manual transmission and the battery is not completely dead, you may also be able to perform a compression start. By pushing the car while in first or second gear (with the clutch pedal pressed down) once the car is rolling forward with a little speed, let up on the clutch pedal quickly. If all else fails, call one of our four locations!

3) Should I replace my serpentine or v-drive belt when I replace my alternator? While we may recommend you do this, your belt may be in perfect condition. A thorough examination of the belt for cracking, scoring, heat marks or stretching is recommended to determine if it can or should be reused.