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Toyota of Muncie Service Center

BATTERY SERVICE AND REPLACEMENT


 

TrueStart batteries starting at 172.95 *See dealer for details.

If your vehicle is hard to start and/or has dim headlights when the engine is turned off, your battery may be getting weak and should be tested for possible replacement 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 Toyota of Muncie to have your battery serviced or replaced. We will also properly dispose of your old battery to help conserve our environment!

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Why replace with Toyota TrueStart batteries?

  • Toyota TrueStart batteries meet or exceed Toyota specifications for all vehicles, and are the approved batteries for warranty repair
  • Warranty service available at over 1,200 Toyota dealers nationwide

How often is replacement needed?

  • Battery testing is recommended at each regular service visit

Indicators replacement may be needed:

  • Age of battery
  • Corrosion, stains, or buildup around terminals
  • After a jump-start or a long period of battery inactivity
  • Sluggish vehicle start, especially during periods of extreme hot or cold temperatures

Where you live can adversely affect your battery life. Hot weather causes batteries to drain faster. If you live in the northern states, your expected battery life is typically 4-6 years. If you live in the south, your expected battery life can be 2-3 years.

 
 

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How to Know If Your Toyota Car Battery Needs to Be Replaced

Wondering if it’s time for a Toyota battery replacement? Below is a look at some warning signs to be on the lookout for when your Toyota battery is reaching its end:

  • -Dimming headlights
  • -More frequent need for engine revving or jump starts
  • -Takes longer to start the engine when you turn the key/push the button
  • -Unusual power fluctuations

What Causes Your Toyota Battery to Deteriorate?

  • -Heat: Hot weather causes the evaporation of liquids that are inside a Toyota car battery. If you live where the climate is consistently hot, your Toyota battery life will be shorter.
  • -Vibrations: If your battery’s hold-down clamps are loose or you drive over rough roads often, those vibrations will ultimately cause the internal battery parts to break down faster.
  • -Needing a Jump: If you’ve left your lights on overnight or let your engine idle for too long and your Toyota vehicle now needs a jump start, this can also shorten the battery’s life.
  • -Time: A car battery can only go through so many charge cycles, so needing a Toyota battery replacement is unavoidable. With that said, proper care prevents the battery from dying too early.

Always check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for how long your Toyota car battery should typically last with proper care.

How to Test a Car Battery

You can visit our service center near Pendleton to have your Toyota battery tested twice a year. You can also test your vehicle’s battery using one of these easy methods listed below:

The Headlight Test:

  1. -Turn on the engine, keep the car in park, and make sure the headlights are on.
  2. -Rev up the engine and see if the car’s headlight brightness changes.
  3. -If the headlights get brighter, that means the current is not strong enough to keep the lights at normal brightness while the car is idling.
  4. -Take your car to a service center at this point for further assessment.

Using a Digital Multimeter:

  1. -Set the voltmeter to 20 DC volts.
  2. -Under the hood, touch the negative terminal (black) with the negative meter probe (also black).
  3. -Touch the positive terminal (red) with the positive meter probe (also red).
  4. -Have a friend turn on the headlights and check the voltmeter reading.
  5. -At 80℉, 12.5 volts or higher means your battery is fully charged. 12.3 volts means it’s at about 75% charged. 11.8 volts or lower means you have 25% or less charge.

Our service team is standing by to answer any questions that you may have. Don’t hesitate to give us a call! You can also schedule a service appointment if you would rather have one of our factory-trained and certified technicians for your Toyota car battery service in Muncie, IN.


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3311 N Nebo Road • Muncie, IN 47304

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