Have you ever gone out to start your car and been met with complete silence when you turn the key? It happens, and the cause is almost always the car battery. That’s why it’s so important to maintain your ride with routine Orlando car maintenance and know the ins and outs of this very important part! Our family of dealerships is here to help – we have two Toyota Service Centers that can maintain your car and get you the routine auto service you need to make the most of your day-to-day performance!
Why is your car battery so important?
The car battery is the part of your car that gets things rolling. It’s located under the hood next to the engine; its job is to ensure that the engine gets the jump start it needs to get running in the form of an electric charge. It also continues to provide voltage throughout your drive time so the engine can maintain its performance, and power elements like the radio and the air conditioning (that’s why you can run them even when the car is off if you click the battery on). Obviously, it’s a pretty important auto part to take care of – without it, you wouldn’t even be able to get the engine started and hit the road!
Schedule Orlando routine car maintenance for this auto part today!
It’s not difficult to care for your car battery, though! Our Orlando Toyota Service Centers can certainly take care of it for you, but there are a few things you can do on your own to ensure maximum performance every time you turn the key. Here are our recommendations:
- Be sure to keep an eye on the battery cables – if they’re loose or become disconnected, they can affect how your car battery works! Our Orlando Toyota Service techs can replace them for you or reconnect them so they’re hooked up correctly.
- Similarly, keep an eye on the battery itself! Be on the lookout for things like swelling or bloating, rust, or corrosion. This can mean you have a leak, and you’ll need to schedule an Orlando car battery replacement to keep things running!
- You also need to clean the cable posts regularly – luckily, it’s an easy bit of car maintenance to take care of at home! You can use a stiff wire brush to clean them, or mix up some baking soda and water and clean the posts with a toothbrush. Either way, it’s important to keep them free of corrosion, grease, and grime!
You typically don’t need to schedule an Orlando car battery replacement too often – your car will usually need a new one every three-five years, depending on how much you drive and how well you maintain it. However, if you do something to drain the battery (like leave your lights on), you may need to schedule an appointment for a replacement at our Toyota Service Centers!
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Call Toyota of Orlando (866-945-0493) or Toyota of Clermont (866-454-1614) today!