Batteries & Charging Systems in Your New Toyota Model

There's a lot to know about driving home in a new Toyota Corolla, and whether it's your first car or your third, understanding how it works and what to be on the lookout for is key to avoiding unexpected mishaps. Nobody likes being caught with a dead battery or a car that won't turn over, so here are some things to be on alert for when you drive your Tundra.

How to Spot Problems

The first step towards spotting issues with your Tacoma is to understand what each component does for your vehicle. The starter is the first thing that you use when you get into your vehicle. Your RAV4 uses this to start when you turn the key in the ignition, then the alternator takes over and recharges the battery during operation. Trouble with the alternator or starter may be difficult to diagnose without our equipment, so it's best to bring it in for a closer look.

Some things to keep in mind when driving your Toyota vehicle are:

  • Erratic electrical behavior in your wipers or headlights could signal an issue with your alternator
  • Harsh heat or cold may affect the lifespan of your battery, which usually lasts three to five years
  • Your vehicle may be slow to turn over, or may not start at all
  • Be on alert for corrosion on your battery terminals because they could cause trouble

If you notice anything out of the ordinary, let us know so you can avoid potential troubles down the road. Our service team wants to keep your Toyota car running the way it did when you brought it home, and we use only OEM-approved parts for the right fit each time. We know that you have better things to do than being stranded by the side of the road with a car that won't start, so let us help you to prevent that from happening. Schedule an appointment today and get started.

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