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When you are out on the open road, the last thing you want is to have to worry about your car battery and whether or not it will last. Over time, however, it will be necessary to have your vehicle’s battery checked and replaced so that you can continue to drive. Just like household batteries, the one in your car will eventually run out of juice. When this happens, it is important to know where you can go for a new one. At the same time, it is important to keep in mind that battery life for your car can be maximized based on your driving habits and routine. If you are ever in need of battery maintenance & replacement services, North Hollywood Toyota has you covered.

What Affects Your Car Battery?

There are a number of factors that play a role in how long your car battery lasts. One of the most well known reasons that a battery loses its charge and needs to be replaced is that either your headlights or interior lights are left on overnight. While these are major factors, they are just the tip of the iceberg. Here are other ways your battery can be negatively affected without you knowing:

  • Corrosion and Connections – A corroded battery will not hold its charge as long as a new battery and should be maintained or replaced. Loose connections to the battery under the hood should also be addressed by a professional. 
  • Weather – Very warm weather, especially in Southern California, can have a major impact on older batteries. Extreme cold or heat can also make other issues exponentially worse. 
  • Charging System – Other problems in your engine and ignition system, such as the alternator and charging system, may also need to be repaired. 

Maintenance and Repairs at North Hollywood Toyota

Know the warning signs for a dying car battery so you can fix the issue before it gets any worse. If you turn your key to start your car and notice that the engine is slow to turn over, you may be looking at needing a new battery in the near future. In addition, your battery may need to replaced if you hear and buzzing or clicking noise and the car fails to start. When this happens, the first thing you should do is check if you left lights on. Even after jump starting your vehicle the battery may run out of juice shortly after, so you should get it checked out as soon as you can.

The certified technicians at North Hollywood Toyota are best equipped to perform battery maintenance & replacement services. When you bring in your vehicle to have its battery checked, a technician will inspect all aspects of your engine and electrical system. In addition to running a test on your battery, we will help you diagnose any problems that may be draining the power from your vehicle. During regularly scheduled maintenance our team will also ensure your systems are running at peak performance and provide you information on the current state of your battery so you know when it is time to replace.

Contact North Hollywood Toyota today to set up an appointment with our service department.

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