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Battery Service Near Riverbank, CA

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Engine Light On? Bring Your Vehicle in to Modesto Toyota!

From your daily commute, to the weekend road trip, none of it would happen without your vehicle’s battery. And there’s no worse feeling than piling in friends to explore Yosemite National Park only to hear nothing when you turn your key. Don’t ignore the warning signs that your battery needs a little extra attention, and if it does, bring in your vehicle for battery service near Riverbank, CA, at Modesto Toyota.

There are a variety of warning signs that its time for a new battery. First, is slow engine crank. When you attempt to start your vehicle, the cranking of the engine sounds sluggish, and takes longer than normal to start. If this is the case, the next step is to check the lights inside and outside your vehicle. Dimming headlights can indicate a dying battery, as well as a dim dome light and dashboard light. Along with your lights, you should also check electrical accessories, like your radio or power windows. If the battery is low, some of these accessories may also run sluggish. Check to see if your windows roll up and down slower than usual, or if the radio isn’t as loud as it usually is. 

Another indicator is to check the fluid level in your battery. Your battery has a part of the casing that is translucent, so you can keep an eye on how high or low the level is. The fluid level should remain above the lead plates. You should also check for a battery leak, which causes the corroding around the posts where the cable connections are located. It’s possible this build-up may just need to be removed, but it’s also a sign that you may need a new battery. Lastly, if your battery is old, it’s simply time for a new one. Batteries typically have a normal maximum life expectancy of 2-3 years, so it isn’t a good sign if you have had your battery for longer.

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If you’ve noticed one or more of these warning signs, it’s time to schedule battery service near Riverbank, CA, at Modesto Toyota. Our factory trained Toyota Service and Parts staff of experts test the integrity of your battery, and will also go through these five steps to ensure your battery needs to be replaced. Our service department is always offering service specials to our valued customers who are interested in making purchasing a new battery a little easier on their wallet.

The next time you start up your vehicle, listen closely to how your engine sounds, and how fast your engine kicks on. If it’s slower than usual, consider battery service near Riverbank, CA, at Modesto Toyota. We have proudly served the Modesto region for over 50 years, and we will replace your battery and have you back on the road in no time. Stop by our dealership in Modesto today, or give our service department a call at 888-415-2303.