How Do I Know If I Need a New Car Battery (Before It’s Too Late)?

January 24th, 2018 by

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Is it time for a car battery replacement? It’s an important question to ask, especially as colder temps creep in, because failing to get it replaced when it’s time could mean you end up with a dead car battery on your hands. That could mean getting stranded far from home in Lake Park or Stuart, FL! If you notice any of these problems, it may be time to get a new battery today:

  • slow engine crank
  • electrical problems
  • check engine light comes on
  • older battery
  • low battery fluid

1. Slow Crank on Engine

If you get into the car and turn the ignition, only to notice that it takes too long for it to turn over and start, there’s a high likelihood that a dead battery is right around the corner.

2. Problems with Electrical Components

Your car battery is also responsible for powering all of your vehicle’s electronics, so you might be on the verge of needing a car battery replacement if you notice any of these features not working properly:

  • radio
  • windshield wipers
  • headlights/taillights
  • dash lights
  • power windows and door locks
  • power seats

3. Check Engine Light

There’s also a good chance your check engine light will be activated when your car battery is running low and needs to be replaced. Regardless, if the check engine light comes on it’s a good time to bring the car in to a professional.

4. Getting Old

In general, most car batteries are able to last around three years. If your battery is reaching that date, you should consider a car battery replacement, or at least bringing it into a technician to check for car battery problems.

5. Low Battery Fluid Levels

If your car battery fluid gets below the lead plates, then you need to schedule a service appointment to get tested for signs of a bad battery.

Get Your Car Battery Replacement in Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach

If you need to get your car battery replaced, you can always count on the certified technicians at Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach’s service department. Check out our current service specials and standard service prices for potential deals on your next car battery, and contact us at (561) 721-0678 with any questions on oil changes, maintenance lights, or spark plugs. Our service center is located at 1215 US 1 in Lake Park, FL.

Our Service Specials

Service Expense Refund Program

Earl Stewart Toyota is pleased to announce the Service Expense Refund Program. When you purchase/lease a vehicle from Earl Stewart Toyota and trade in the vehicle that was serviced in our Service Department in the past 30 days, we will credit the money you spent for service on your trade, up to $500. For more details, see a salesperson or call 561-844-3461.

Tires For Life:
When you purchase a certified preowned Toyota at Earl Stewart Toyota, you will become a member of the Tires for Life program! This value is yours for as long as you own your vehicle and continue to have your factory recommended maintenance done by us.

Money Back Guarantee:
We are also proud to offer a exclusive, unconditional, seven-day money back guarantee on all our used cars, trucks, suvs, and vans. If you don’t like it or are unsatisfied for any reason you can return it for a full refund within 7 days. Plus we have $0 dealer fees.

10,000 Mile Synthetic Oil Change Service
10% Discount

0W20 Synthetic

No Extra Shop Fees are Added to Your Service Bill … Just Sales Tax

See dealer for full details. Other restrictions may apply.

2-Wheel Brake Service
$119.95

w/o Resurface Rotors

No Extra Shop Fees are Added to Your Service Bill … Just Sales Tax

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30,000 Mile Regular Oil Change Service
12% Discount

Regular Oil Change Service

No Extra Shop Fees are Added to Your Service Bill … Just Sales Tax

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4-Wheel Alignment
$99.95

No Extra Shop Fees are Added to Your Service Bill … Just Sales Tax

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Fuel Economy Service
15% Discount

No Extra Shop Fees are Added to Your Service Bill … Just Sales Tax

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Timing Belt Replacement
12% Discount

No Extra Shop Fees are Added to Your Service Bill … Just Sales Tax

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30,000 Mile Maintenance
15% Discount

No Extra Shop Fees are Added to Your Service Bill … Just Sales Tax

See dealer for full details. Other restrictions may apply.

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