There are a few things to look for when determining if you need to replace your car battery or not. If your car battery is over 5 years old (the average auto car battery lasts about 4 years), you should bring your Toyota into Autoland Toyota to have it tested. Our car battery service technicians will perform a test that will tell you how strong the battery is.
Unfortunately, there is no fixed rule or time when to get your car battery replaced. The length of time your car battery will last depends on a few things like how heavily the battery gets used, the quality of your current battery, the weather conditions you use it in, and how much car battery maintenance you've done.
Unsure of whether or not you could use a new car battery? Stop by Autoland Toyota and have it tested. Our service technicians will help you decide if it's time to change your car battery or not.
There are other car issues that will show the same signs and symptoms of a weak car battery. Drivers that don't have their car battery tested before replacing it may find they changed their car battery prematurely. Sometimes other items like loose or corroded wires or connections, a loose alternator belt, a faulty alternator or bad starter will show up as the symptoms of a weak or dead battery, even when that isn't the case.
Bringing your Toyota to a battery service technician at Autoland Toyota means you will be able to tell if your battery is weak, or if the problem is an extra drain on the electrical system being caused by a bad component. This test can potentially save you from replacing your car battery.
When you notice any of signs or symptoms of battery failure or degraded performance in your Toyota, it is time you get the battery tested; and, if needed, start shopping for a replacement. It's typically better to invest your money in purchasing a new car battery instead of trying to get your worn out one repaired.
Driving with a weak car battery often proves to be disastrous. When your car battery is weak, it could give out on you at anytime, potentially leaving you stranded. In fact, dead car batteries are the most common reason for calling emergency road service during colder or winter months.
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