How Much is a Replacement Car Battery?

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What can you expect car battery replacement to cost you in Old Saybrook? On average, this crucial service will run you between $75 and $200. Sometimes, battery performance issues are caused by corrosion rather than a faulty battery. In the guide below from the service department at Westbrook Toyota, you’ll learn how often to replace a car battery and how to clean corrosion from your battery terminals, cables, and posts.

When to Replace a Car Battery

Unsure about how often to replace your car battery? It’s important to know the difference between when to replace a car battery, and when the problem can be fixed with a thorough cleaning. For instance, you won’t won’t end up paying for car battery replacement service when you don’t need it! Watch for the following signs that your battery is on its last legs:

  • Slow cranking or sluggish start
  • Swollen or bloated battery case
  • Fluid leaking from the battery
  • Low fluid levels in the battery
  • The “Check Battery” dash light is on

How to Clean Car Battery Corrosion

Battery corrosion can cause issues like weak engine power, weak ignition power, and “Low Voltage” dash warnings. The corrosion itself is easy to spot when you pop the hood and take a look at the battery. Any blue-green-tinged buildup on your battery terminals, cables, and posts is corrosion. If you notice corrosion — but no signs that you need car battery replacement service — you can take care of the corrosion at home in Madison! Here’s how:

  • Personal Protective Equipment — Before getting to work, be sure you have gloves, goggles, and a respirator.
  • Corrosion Cleaning Solution — Available to purchase online from your local Toyota dealership, specially formulated formulated cleaning solution removes corrosion quickly and effectively. Pray the affected area liberally and clean with a wire brush.
  • The DIY Recipe — In a pinch, you can also use baking soda to clean corrosion. After removing the terminal connectors, liberally sprinkle baking soda over the connectors. Dip your wire brush in water and scrub until the corrosion is removed.
  • Prevention — To discourage future corrosion, apply rust inhibitor spray or anti-corrosion gel.

Find Professional Car Battery Replacement Service in Westbrook

Looking for the best place to bring your Toyota model for its next routine service check? Drivers throughout the Clinton area rely on us for expert service, from oil checks to car battery replacement. The cost for any service at Westbrook Toyota is always fair, and we’re always happy to share our service tips and tricks! Contact us today to learn more.

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