Toyota Battery Overview & Battery Service Information in Oakland, CA

Better Battery Service at One Toyota of Oakland

There are a lot of moving parts inside your Toyota vehicle but, without a working battery, you won't be going anywhere anytime soon. We here at One Toyota of Oakland hold your satisfaction in the highest regard so, when you find it's time for battery maintenance or replacement, our friendly service center technicians are ready to give you the quick and affordable auto assistance you deserve.

If your vehicle is hard to start and/or has dim headlights when the engine is turned off, your battery is getting weak and should be replaced with a new Toyota TrueStartTM battery. Manufactured to Toyota's exacting standards for quality and performance, these batteries offer the right combination of cold cranking amps (CCA) and reserve capacity (RC) for reliable performance regardless of climate.

Toyota TrueStartTM batteries have been approved by Toyota engineers for years of trouble-free service-and no one knows your Toyota better than they do.  Schedule your appointment at One Toyota of Oakland  to have your battery serviced or replaced.  We will also properly dispose of your old battery to conserve our environment!

What Could Be Causing My Battery to Drain So Quickly?

Sometimes your battery is working just fine but can still fail to start the engine; if none of the above problems apply to your battery, the issue may be with your driving habits. The following can affect a battery's efficiency:

  • Several plugged-in accessories such as a GPS, MP3 player or smartphone, rear seat DVD player, satellite radio, or game system all run on your vehicle's battery; too many plugged in at once and you'll see a steep decrease in battery efficiency.
  • Rough or damaged road vibration can also cause issues with your battery, especially if you're driving too quickly on poor road conditions.
  • Frequent brief car trips, typically under 20 minutes, can prevent the battery from recharging all the way.
  • Not driving for long periods of time can also cause your battery to struggle when starting your vehicle.
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One Toyota of Oakland

8181 Oakport St.
Directions Oakland, CA 94621

  • Sales: 888-964-0576
  • Service: 888-964-0577
  • Parts: 888-964-0579

Sales Hours

  • Monday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm

When Should I Change My Battery?

There are a number of signs your vehicles will show that mean your battery may need to be replaced. Check for these factors:

  • A slow engine crank when you start your vehicle, meaning the cranking of the engine feels sluggish or slow, could mean a dying battery.
  • The "Check Engine" light being illuminated could mean a number of things, a problem with the battery being one potential issue.
  • Battery fluid levels that fall below the lead plates, which can be seen through the translucent casing of the battery, means it's time for a battery and charging system test.
  • A swollen battery case, caused by excessive heat, will decrease your battery life.
  • Leaking battery acid or other visible corrosion can cause corrosion around the + and - posts, which needs to be cleaned or your vehicle may not start.
  • An old battery, meaning anything older than three years, should be inspected on a yearly basis.
  • If your battery hasoutlived its warranty period, this may be a good sign that a new battery is soon to be needed.
  • Has your vehicle been jump-started lately?
  • Have you had to recharge your battery using a portable charger lately?
  • Do the lights dim when the A/C or heat is on?
  • Has your vehicle had alternator or belt problems recently?

Exceptional Battery Services at Our Oakland, CA Service Center

If any of the above applies to you and you're concerned about your battery's health, make an appointment with our service center and our expert technicians will address the issue and replace your battery if necessary, quickly and hassle-free. No matter your driving needs, we hope to see you soon and give you the automotive satisfaction you deserve.



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