How to Replace Your Car Battery | Liberty Toyota Colorado Springs | 866-542-5658

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A healthy car battery will help ensure a smooth ride in your vehicle, but there may be times your car battery struggles to start. You can use a car battery charger to refresh the battery life, but if that doesn't work, your car battery may be out of charge and it's time to replace it. To find the best car battery, visit your local Colorado Springs dealership or Service Center. Our Service Department offers new batteries and free installation and will replace your battery the same day. You can also buy the best car battery for your vehicle in our Parts Department and install the battery at home yourself.  
Battery Tips & Tricks:
  • Car batteries usually last 4 to 6 years under normal conditions. If you're experience car battery issues or would like a second opinion, let our certified Toyota technicians perform a free battery inspection on your vehicle.

  • Keep the car battery terminals clean. Over time, terminals can develop debris and gunk and prevents the essential battery functions

How to Replace a Car Battery
If you've determined a new battery is needed, here are the steps to take to replace it. 

  • First, turn the engine off, pop the hood and locate your battery. Using a combination wrench, you will remove the battery hold-down clamp.  Then detach the negative (black) battery cable from the battery. Loosen the nut with a combination wrench, pliers or battery wrench. Twist and pull up on the end of the cable. Be gentle, you don't want to break the battery terminals. Once the negative battery cable is detached, work on the positive (red) battery cable. 

  • Once the battery is detached from all the clamps, remove the battery from the battery tray. Clean any corrosion from the battery tray with a battery-cleaning solution or baking soda and water mix.  You may also clean the battery cable connectors with a wire brush or old toothbrush. 

  • Now you're ready for a new battery. Place the new battery in the battery hold-down tray and secure it with the hold-down clamp. Spray both terminal ends wit anti-corrosion solution. Attach and tighten the positive battery cable and negative battery cable. 

  • Double check all the cable connections and hold downs are properly tightened. If you can move the battery cable terminals at all, your car may not start due to a weak electrical connection.  Once the battery is secure, you're ready to hit the road! 

If you want to skip the dirty work, bring your car to Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota at Powers Auto Park where our certified technicians will keep your Toyota a Toyota. We will even service your car the same day - just pull into our Express Maintenance lane! We offer new batteries plus FREE battery inspection AND installation. We will also recycle your old battery. Apples to Apples, you won't find a better deal on battery replacement services! 

 
 

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Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota Colorado Springs

5115 New Car Drive
Directions Colorado Springs, CO 80923

  • Sales: 719-388-4211
  • Service: 719-388-4200
  • Parts: 719-388-4250

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Finding our full-service Toyota dealership in Colorado Springs is easy! Check out directions to our location at 5115 New Car Drive or call us at 866-759-1180. You can also check our Service Department and Parts Department. Interested in customizing your vehicle? Our Toyota Accessories center has everything you need to personalize your car.
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