Toyota Battery Tips
If the answer to any of the questions below is YES, it may be time to replace your battery:
- Is your battery more than three years old?
- Has your battery outlived its warranty period?
- Have any warning lights come on?
- Has your vehicle been jump-started lately?
- Have you had to use a portable charger to recharge your battery lately?
- Do the lights dim when the A/C or heat is on?
- Has your vehicle had alternator or belt problems recently?
- Is there visible corrosion on the battery posts or cables?
If your vehicle is hard to start and/or has dim headlights when the engine is turned off, your battery is getting weak and should be replaced with a new Toyota TrueStartTM battery. Manufactured to Toyota's exacting standards for quality and performance, these batteries offer the right combination of cold cranking amps (CCA) and reserve capacity (RC) for reliable performance regardless of climate.
Toyota TrueStartTM batteries have been approved by Toyota engineers for years of trouble-free service-and no one knows your Toyota better than they do. Schedule your appointment at Wellesley Toyota to have your battery serviced or replaced. We will also properly dispose of your old battery to conserve our environment!
Is It Time for Toyota Battery Service and Replacement Work?
The maintenance team at our dealership knows how to care for a Toyota. That's why Wellesley Toyota near Cambridge MA makes the best choice to help with battery service and replacements - even the very best batteries requiring replacing at some point. Three years is often the lifespan on batteries. If your car, truck, or SUV's battery due date is coming up, let us know. We'll provide the necessary battery service for the Toyota.
Replacing the Battery
Our service center near Boston handles the entire process of removing the old battery and installing a new one. Your vehicle likely already has settings for various electrical components. We can take steps to keep those settings right where they were before making any changes.
Choosing the Replacement Battery
A service department representative can assist you with choosing the best battery for your Toyota. Perhaps a high-performance battery works best. The representative can go over the compatible batteries for your Toyota and help with selecting the right brand.
Trays, Terminals, and Corrosion
A technician will perform a thorough inspection of the connecting cables, tray and terminal ends. Sometimes, corrosion and grime build up on the terminals. Hydrogen gas from the car battery's acid could cause corrosion. Undercharging is another culprit for corrosion. No matter the cause, cleaning off the corrosion would be worthwhile. A team member can clean the terminals and restore the original look.
Running Battery Health Tests
Batteries can run into performance troubles. Exposure to extreme weather around Waltham, accidental overcharging, and more could harm capacity or cells. Has your battery started to fail lately? Allow our team to perform a test on the battery to check its condition. We have the tools to do so accurately. If the condition isn't so good, then we can recommend replacing it. Maybe the battery works fine and needs a charge. We can help there.