A properly functioning battery is incredibly important to your vehicle's performance. But a battery doesn't really give owners any signs of a drop-off in performance; your vehicle starts and runs like normal... until that one morning when it doesn't.
West Coast Toyota shares some tips to make sure your Toyota has the right battery in the right condition, so you can go explore without worrying about a no-start situation.
As you probably well know, Canada is a country of extreme temperatures. And nothing ages a battery like extreme temperatures. Most of us know that cold is brutal on batteries. But it's also true that extreme heat compromises a battery's performance and even internal structure. It's one of the many reasons we recommend getting your battery tested before winter, or even before spring.
To extend battery life, your Toyota actually recharges your battery using your running engine as a generator. But that only kicks in at speeds over 60 kph. When you drive in heavy city traffic and use the lights, wipers, A/C, and radio (sometimes all at once), your battery doesn't recharge during that time. It does recharge the next time you speed up for a while. But city driving is another factor in your battery's life.
WHY TOYOTA PREMIUM BATTERIES ARE RIGHT FOR YOUR TOYOTA
Another way to make sure your vehicle will stay charged and running is to make sure you have the right battery for your vehicle. Toyota Premium Batteries are designed, engineered and rigorously tested to meet your Toyota's exact specs in terms of voltage, physical size, and terminal configuration. They're also made to be perfectly compatible with Toyota vehicles' electrical and charging systems.
Our engineers really want us to tell you about a number of Toyota-exclusive engineering advancements. Like a specially formulated electrolyte, which uses demineralized water for significantly reduced water loss and gassing. (We weren't sure why the engineers were so excited about this, until they explained that it will greatly increase maintenance-free battery life.)Toyota Premium Batteries also feature reserve capacity. This stores energy that can be used the second your car starts, ensuring that you'll have the power needed to start your Toyota in even the most extreme conditions.
Request a service appointment with your West Coast Toyota technician and we will make sure your battery is installed the right way with clean, secure connections. We will also inspect your cable and battery tray and look for any potentially problematic corrosion. Plus, any Toyota Premium Battery we install has a warranty coverage.
Stay Positive All Year Long
As you can see, we put a lot of thought and engineering behind the battery that helps power your Toyota. It's really important to us that you can rely on your Toyota every day, in every type of driving condition.
Getting a Toyota Premium Battery and making sure it's checked regularly will give you the peace of mind to get out there safely and with confidence in your New Toyota.