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 TrueStart™ 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 TrueStart™ 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 Rick Hendrick Toyota Sandy Springs to have your battery serviced or replaced. We will also properly dispose of your old battery to conserve our environment!
Toyota Batteries FAQs
Can I replace my own car battery?
The short answer is yes, you can replace your own battery. However, this may prove to be more difficult for inexperienced maintenance technicians. Before you begin, make sure your Toyota’s engine is off, completely cooled down, and that all car accessories are powered down. You should also engage the parking brake to be extra cautious.
How long does a Toyota battery last?
A genuine Toyota battery can last anywhere from 2-6 years, depending on the region, climate that the car primarily travels in, and how well the battery is taken care of.
What are the pros and cons of changing my own battery?
The pros of changing your own battery include the cheaper cost and the ability to change the battery on your own schedule. The cons include that it takes more overall effort, more tools than you probably have on hand, it is more dangerous, and you may not have the expertise that our technicians do. We’ll be able to potentially catch and diagnose any other issues you may have with the car.
How do I take care of the battery in my car?
The tips below can potentially help in extending the life of your car battery:
- Limit Short Rides
- Keep Your Battery Tightly Fastened
- Turn Off All the Lights When You Exit
- Control the Corrosion
- Test Your Battery Often
- Don’t Use Electronics While Idling
- Care for Your Whole Car