Battery Service in Hamilton, ON
Battery Service at Red Hill Toyota
Your Toyota’s battery is an important component that powers the most essential parts and functions of your vehicle. As such, making sure that your car battery is in good working condition is essential in ensuring that your Toyota is performing at its peak and that you’re able to power all of the vehicle’s vital systems. We’ve put together a few tips to keep an eye out for when considering , and why genuine Toyota premium batteries are so important. Our service department at Red Hill Toyota in Hamilton is ready to service, repair or replace your battery, so when it comes time to revamp your vehicle, don’t hesitate to book a service appointment!
What’s the Typical Lifespan of an Automotive Battery?
As a general rule of thumb, a quality automotive battery should last anywhere from three to five years, depending on several factors like your driving habits, local climate and amount of use. A quick glance at your current battery should show you its manufacturing date, which will give you a rough idea of how long you have until it’s time to be replaced. Although it’s true that an older battery can still run your vehicle, it can come with a handful of challenges, such as being harder to start in colder weather, taking longer than usual to start between long periods of being parked and having weaker recharging abilities.
What Should I Look Out for?
There are a handful of signs to look out for that may point to it being time to get a new battery for your Toyota, or off-make vehicle. Have a look below at a list that we’ve compiled, and if any apply to your situation, it may be time to bring your vehicle into our service department for an inspection, and possible battery replacement. It may be time to replace your battery if:
- It’s been in your vehicle for the last 3 – 5 years.
- Your battery is past its set warranty period.
- Your vehicle is starting to take longer than usual to start.
- The lights inside your vehicle are dimmer than usual or aren’t working at all.
- Your vehicle’s climate control system isn’t working properly.
- You’ve needed to jump-start or needed to use a portable charger to start it.
- You start to see corrosion or get hints of a bad smell from the battery.
Genuine Toyota or Aftermarket Batteries?
A quick Google Search will show you a multitude of aftermarket battery options, but if you’re behind the wheel of a Toyota, it pays to use a premium genuine Toyota battery to power all of your vehicle’s vital electrical functions. Although it may be tempting to go with an over-the-counter aftermarket battery, consider the fact that a premium genuine Toyota battery was designed by Toyota engineers to work specifically with the vital electrical components of your Toyota. On top of that, genuine Toyota batteries installed by Toyota-certified technicians like ours here at Red Hill Toyota, come with a manufacturer and labour warranty.
Toyota Replacement Battery Warranty
When it comes time for a battery replacement, Red Hill Toyota’s got you covered thanks to our premium genuine Toyota replacement batteries. By installing a genuine Toyota battery at our service department, rest assured knowing that you’re covered with a parts and labour warranty for 24 months. Alternatively, if you choose to go with an aftermarket battery and opt not to get it installed by us, the battery is only covered by a limited 12 month manufacturer warranty.
|Premium Battery Type||Coverage Period (Months from Battery’s Installation)||Warranty Reimbursement Pro-Rate: Toyota Dealership Installed||Warranty Reimbursement Pro-Rate: Not Toyota Dealership Installed|
|72/84||1-24||100% Parts & Labour (or Sublet)||100 Parts Only|
|72/84||25-36||60% Parts Only||N/A|
|72/84||37-48||50% Parts Only||N/A|
|72/84||49-60||35% Parts Only||N/A|
|72/84||61-72||20% Parts Only||N/A|
|84||73-84||10% Parts Only||N/A|