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508 N Andy Griffith Pkwy
Directions Mount Airy, NC 27030

  • Sales: (336) 786-2118
  • Service: (888) 287-5281
  • Parts: (888) 466-1060

Auto Batteries

Battery Life - How Long is It?


All cars have an elaborate electrical system that not only  starts the car but keeps everything from lights, stereos and even the steering  and airbags working properly. 

Your car battery is one of those things that you don't think  of often. But for the most part, it is a  very reliable working part of your car and should last you on average 4  years.  If your car is having trouble in  the early life of your battery, consider checking the other electrical  components, such as the alternator which recharges the battery as the engine  runs.

However, there are some telltale signs that the life of your  battery is winding down.  Here are a few  things to look out for:

  • Has your battery outlived its warranty period?
  • Is your battery more than three years old?
  • Is there any visible corrosion on the battery  posts or cables?
  • Have you had to get your battery jumped lately?
  • Do your lights dim when you put on the AC or  heat?

These are just a few indicators that your battery might be  getting to the end of it life.   Here at  Mount Airy Toyota, we can test your battery to get a good sense of any  problems.  Make an appointment or stop  in our Parts  Department and can also order a new battery for you.

  When replacing your battery, you also might consider one of  our TrueStart™ and True-2™ Batteries.   These are genuine Toyota replacement batteries that can give you piece  of mind on the road.  Both these  batteries meet or exceed Toyota specifications for all Toyota vehicles.  Our TrueStart™ Battery comes with an  exceptional 84-Month Warranty and if it fails within 24 months, we replace it  for free.  The True-2 Battery strikes a  fine balance between quality and price.   This one also comes with a 60-Month Warranty and free replacement within  18 months.

  Here at Mount Airy Toyota, we'd be glad to help  you understand if your battery needs replacing.   We're always here to help. Stop in to learn more about the Mount Airy Advantage, Smart Car Buying from Nice People.