Does AutoZone Install Batteries? Installation Policy Explained

Short Answer: AutoZone offers free battery installation services if you purchase a new car battery from AutoZone. However, if your vehicle’s battery is difficult to access or requires the removal of other components, AutoZone may not install your new battery. For more on AutoZone’s complimentary battery services, see below.

Does AutoZone Install Batteries?

AutoZone offers battery installation when you purchase a new car battery from AutoZone, and installation services are free with the purchase of your new battery.[1] However, AutoZone may not install the battery under certain conditions. If the installation requires the associate to remove other components from the car, you may need to have the battery installed elsewhere. Additionally, AutoZone may not install the battery if it is located in an unusual spot, such as in the wheel well or under a seat.[1]

AutoZone also will not install a car battery purchased from a different retailer, such as O’Reilly Auto Parts or Walmart.[1] AutoZone car battery prices vary, but they typically range in price from $50 to $120; premium batteries cost anywhere from $90 to $200.[2]

In addition to installation, AutoZone offers free battery testing while the battery is still in your carĀ and free battery charging while you wait.[3] Store services vary by location, so you may want to contact your nearest AutoZone prior to visiting.

If there is a problem with your new car battery, AutoZone allows you to return it within 90 days.

Other Places That Install Batteries

If there is no AutoZone in your area, there are other nationwide auto parts chains that have battery installation services, including Advance Auto Parts, NAPA, and O’Reilly Auto Parts (as previously reported). You can also check out our related article to find the tire retailers that offer this service.

2 comments

  • Just bought a 2008 Chrysler Sebring and the battery is in the wheel well. If I buy a new battery from AutoZone will they change this for me?

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hello, Jody! Unfortunately, AutoZone typically will not install the battery if it is located in the wheel well. We have updated our article to reflect this.