Toyota Battery Life Expectancy and Replacement
How Long Does a Toyota Battery Last?
Chances are you haven’t thought about your Toyota’s battery in a while. Don’t worry, our vehicle’s battery is usually forgotten about unfortunately until something goes wrong. We all know a vehicle’s battery is important because without it our vehicle won’t start and if it doesn’t start then that means we are not driving anywhere. It is important though that we take care of our battery, have it tested and of course replaced when it is time but how long does a Toyota battery last?
We look at all the things you need to know about your Toyota battery include its life expectancy, warning signs and more.
On average, new vehicle batteries last 3 to 5 years, assuming that they are properly cared for. To maximize battery life, there are a few things that you can do.
- Periodically clean the terminals
- Avoid draining your battery
- Avoid short trips
How Long Does a Toyota Prius Battery Last?
The Toyota Prius is a little different than the normal Toyota vehicle as it has two batteries. A high-voltage battery is used to run the car and a low voltage battery is used to run the computers. The low voltage battery is basically a standard car battery, which means that it will need replacing every 3 to 5 years. The high voltage battery is what makes the hybrid powertrain go and it is a nickel metal hydride until that should last for 150,000 miles.
Toyota Battery Service near Chicago, IL
If you are in the Chicago and surrounding area and are looking for battery service for your Toyota vehicle then contact us at Arlington Toyota. We sell TrueStart batteries which include free installation and we often run service specials on battery tests which provide you with accurate diagnostic battery test information on the health of your battery. You may view our service specials through our website as well as schedule a service appointment. Contact us today if you have any questions.