Battery Test and Replacement in Rockford, IL
In every vehicle, there is one vital component that needs to be fully functioning in order for the car to run, and that’s the battery. Car batteries are just like the batteries inside your remote or phone - they wear away over time and eventually need to be replaced. That’s why we at Anderson Toyota have an expert Service Department on hand to assist you if you think you may have battery troubles. Call us or come in today!
You might be wondering what the general lifespan is for a battery, and how often you need to get yours checked. As a general rule, we recommend checking your battery every three to five years. This is because around the three year mark, it will start to reduce in functionality. You may have to adjust this timeline slightly to account for your specific vehicle, your driving style, the climate you live in, and other factors. For additional information about your car, make sure to read your owner’s manual. And if you’re still not sure, you’re always welcome to use our Ask A Tech form to get in direct contact with one of our expert technicians.
Apart from the recommended timeline, there are also specific warnings to look out for that could indicate a problem. The first and most obvious one is if your engine seizes up on the roadway and you require a jumpstart to get it going again. That is a surefire sign that your battery has deteriorated and is no longer working in the way it is supposed to. Other, more subtle indications include if you hear a clicking sound while starting up your car, or if it is taking longer to start up in general. It is also important to note that all of the electronics in your car are connected to your battery, so if you notice your headlights, display screens, or other equipment malfunctioning, it might be a good idea to get an inspection just in case!
Test and Replacement
If you do decide to bring your car in for an inspection, you can either use the Schedule Service Appointment tool under the Service/Parts tab on our website, or just drive up to our service bay! Our team will get to work right away by assessing an electrical test to check in on your system. If they determine that it needs replacing, our in-house Parts Department will be able to dive into their stocked inventory of parts to find the perfect new battery for you. Ask your technician about the Toyota TrueStart™ battery if you really want to step up your game! Then, all that’s left to do is to remove your old one, clean out its terminal, and install the new one! While we work, we invite you to relax in our upscale waiting room, or run some errands and return when we are finished with your vehicle.
Getting your battery replaced is never a fun task, but we make it easy and affordable at Anderson Toyota! Make sure to check out our Service Specials to see how you can save cash on your battery test and replacement in Rockford, IL!