Toyota Battery Replacement in Albany, CA
Your Toyota’s battery must be in top condition if it will be able to start your vehicle and power other electronic components. While the average lifespan of a car battery is 4-5 years, it may last longer or die sooner, especially since weather, automotive care and other factors are involved. It’s best to plan on replacing the battery every 5 years, so you never face a no-start situation.
Car batteries seldom die suddenly. There are often warning signs that tell you that your battery is starting to go. Here are the top signs.
A clear-cut sign that your Toyota’s battery needs a replacement is if you’re having trouble starting your car. You turn the key only to find that it is slow to fire up. The lights may even begin flicker and your vehicle makes an unusual noise. All these likely indicate a failing battery.
- Battery is cracked, swollen or leaking
It’s a good idea to visually inspect your car’s battery from time to time. If you notice that the battery case is cracked or swelling or leaking, your Toyota is overdue for a battery replacement.
- Flickering/dimming lights
Another sign of a weakening car battery is when it is unable to provide sufficient power for the interior lights and headlights to illuminate brightly. If the lights are dim or even begin to flicker, it may be time for a new battery.
You’re probably accustomed to how your Toyota’s power windows work. If they seem to take a little longer to roll up or down, a bad battery may be the culprit - professional mechanic can investigate the cause.
Another way to check the status of your battery is to take a close look the connection points – do you notice any corrosion? If yes, have a professional clean out the corrosion and test the battery.
If your Toyota is experiencing battery issues, book an appointment with a mechanic as soon as possible. Putting off a replacement service may leave you stranded with a dead car battery where and when you least expect – so give us a call at Adams Autoworx Albany – we will take care of your Toyota, and if the battery needs to be replaced, we can do it the same day.