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When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

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When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

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If you’ve ever had your vehicle fail to start, then you already know just how inconvenient a dead battery can be. To help you avoid encountering this problem, the Service Department at Molle Toyota is here to bring you up to speed on your car battery’s function, signs that it’s losing its charge, and how often it should be replaced. That way, you can trust that your ride will always be ready for the day ahead!

Function of a Car Battery

Although your vehicle’s engine is what delivers the power that makes you move, the battery performs the essential function of bringing this mechanical system to life. When you engage the ignition, a small spark sets off a chain combustion reaction, which in turn gets the cylinders firing so you can get moving. Additionally, all electric components from the headlights to the radio rely on the battery to provide them with the energy that they need to operate. Considering just how crucial this part is, it goes without saying that looking after your battery’s health is a key aspect of maintaining your car, truck, SUV, or minivan.

Causes and Signs of Wear

Just like any other part within your vehicle, your battery won’t last forever. In order to prevent yourself from contending with a stranded set of wheels, be sure to key an eye and ear out for a few of the most common indicators of an aging battery. First and foremost, if your engine is slow to start after you turn the key, this is a sign that it’s not receiving enough of an initial spark to turn over. In addition, you might also notice that your lights are dimmer or that the A/C doesn’t seem as cool when your battery is reaching the end of its lifespan. Finally, if you inspect this part and notice bloating or corrosion around the connecting points, then you should considering getting it replaced as soon as possible. Thankfully, we often have competitive coupons for your convenience!

Timeline

So, after you swing by our service bay and have a new battery installed, how long can you expect it to last? In general, most will provide about four years of service. However, you should be aware of several factors that can inhibit this timeline and reduce the battery’s lifespan. For example, frequent starts zap its power source more quickly than uninterrupted driving, since each turn of the key requires a jolt of electricity. Furthermore, shorter trips don’t give it enough time to regain some of its charge. You should also be aware that extremely cold weather can also hurt your battery’s effectiveness, due to the fact that low temperatures affect the inner chemistry that produces electricity.

If you’ve been wondering, “When should I replace my car battery?” we hope that this brief overview has cleared up your concerns! For additional information, reach out to Molle Toyota and speak with our expert technicians.


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888-510-7705
Monday 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Testimonials

patricia lewis
patricia lewis
GOOGLE
12-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very relaxed and low pressure and I felt there were do silly games played. Also, got a really good deal!

Marlene Wine Chase
Marlene Wine Chase
GOOGLE
12-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The person who checked me in and out was wonderful. I really appreciated Don's willingness to answer questions, his friendliness, his competence.

Jamie Chaffin
Jamie Chaffin
GOOGLE
12-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Chris Pounds was wonderful to work with and was able to get me into the exact car I wanted. I had a painless car buying experience at Molle Toyota.

John Van Zandt
John Van Zandt
GOOGLE
12-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

You always are treated fair and not having a bill of goods sold to you each time. I don't take my truck anywhere else for service or maintenance!

Tom Million
Tom Million
GOOGLE
12-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very smooth transaction. Tony was great, and Darnell sped me through the financial process quickly. Highly recommended.

Richard Ong
Richard Ong
GOOGLE
12-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Courtney Leeper
Courtney Leeper
GOOGLE
12-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Molle Toyota, is my go to car service place. As someone who knows nothing about cars, it's always a fear I'll be taken advantage of, but not here. They always explain everything that is going on with my car and the current state it is in. 9 times out of 10 I'm in and out of there within an hour. Most importantly each and every worker always greets me with a smile on their face and is friendly and kind. I can't say enough great things about this place!!!

"OKAY but........."

BHATLEY1
DEALERRATER
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have been coming here since 1994 when I got my first Corolla and have been very pleased. This time the staff and the work were excellent. But the wait was not. On Tuesday, November 26 I did have a lot of preventive and other work done so I kind of understand 3 hours. However, I could have been told so I could have gone home. I needed a new tire which I would get on Friday, the 29th. I was told I would be in and out. Two hours later, I finally said something to my technician (who was very nice). Most people that came in after me were leaving. If making an appointment does't help, then quit doing it. Thanks

"Good customer service "

WMSHOP
DEALERRATER
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I like the service but wish that you would return the wash after service. When your vehicle is running good, it should look good as well.

"EXCELLENT SERVICE FROM A FRIENDLY STAFF."

ALLANDREWS
DEALERRATER
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We have three Toyota vehicles and receive our service at Molle Toyota . Scheduling is easy and service is quick. With their promotions prices are comparable to tire or stores selling tires or other promotional things that are necessary.

"quick service, quite satisfied."

Timcorbett
DEALERRATER
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Good service. I took my vehicle in for a recall. They finished it quickly and efficiently. I happen to be on crutches (leg injury), and the access to the Service Writers desks could certainly be friendlier for people with access challenges. I had to hobble across the service bay, careful not to catch a crutch in the floor drain grating, and stand on my one good foot for several minutes waiting for my service mgr to free up to help me. Not ideal. If someone had a "real" disability, not a temporary one like mine, I think it would be very tough for them to get the service they need? Perhaps Molle should consider offering a place to sit while they work out the service needs? At any rate, good service, I will definitely use them, again. The service consultant, Brandon Holsburg, was friendly, quick and communicative.

Ed VanGulick
Ed VanGulick
GOOGLE
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Provide just what I needed "

HOMEINSPEC0
DEALERRATER
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service department only did what necessary and also provide a free checkup on my vehicle. Service by the service manager was efficient. friendly, and informative.

"No Comment"

PILEGGI
DEALERRATER
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly, honest and helpful employees. That sums up my experience at Molle thank you and have a good day and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Stacy Marler
Stacy Marler
GOOGLE
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
maria munoz
maria munoz
GOOGLE
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Leslie Stockard
Leslie Stockard
GOOGLE
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Matthew and Kelly were so wonderful. Thank you, thank you!

"Fair, fast, and friendly"

jackie4
DEALERRATER
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always leave a satisfied and happy customer! They are fair, professional and put their best efforts forward to get you the options and vehicle you want.

"First time service"

SANDYFLYNN
DEALERRATER
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jason Murray was extremely helpful explaining everything to me. My husband had always taken care of things like this for me, and Jason made me comfortable about the process.

Clarence Manning
Clarence Manning
GOOGLE
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Ali Howe
Ali Howe
GOOGLE
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I already had a Toyota so it wasn’t hard to go back to the same dealership since I have always been a customer with them. This time I went to the Molle Toyota in KC off State Line. It was such a quick and smooth process. I had Kayla Cox as my salesperson and she was great at asking all the right questions to insure that I got the car that I wanted with all the features I needed. Definitely happy with my overall experience with Toyota and my car!!

"Always great service"

Brian B
DEALERRATER
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always great service. I have been a customer with Molle Toyota for I have no idea how many years, I have no desire to go anywhere else

David Smith
David Smith
GOOGLE
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Straight forward pricing and communication. No games like I have experienced at other dealerships in town. I had in mind what I wanted and they worked to meet my requirements. Will definitely consider them for my next car purchase too.

Scott Edmunds
Scott Edmunds
GOOGLE
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I would highly recommend Molle Toyota. i shopped at all the local KC dealerships and Molle was the dealership that earned my business.

Beth Walker
Beth Walker
GOOGLE
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

" THE PLACE to buy a new Toyota. Forget Adams!"

CHUCKALFORD
DEALERRATER
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

If you want to purchase a Toyota, you really NEED to see Randy Stendebach but ONLY if you really want to be treated fairly and graciously from the moment you walk into Molle's thru the moment you drive away with your new car. Bill Herder is the peak of efficiency and presents his products in a professional manner.These gentlemen are PROS. You're gonna like um!

First time service

SANDYFLYNN
CARS
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jason Murray was extremely helpful explaining everything to me. My husband had always taken care of things like this for me, and Jason made me comfortable about the process.

Motorcycle Voorhies
Motorcycle Voorhies
GOOGLE
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I showed up a little early for my service and I got taken care of and they listened to my questions about my car,

Lora Mosbarger
Lora Mosbarger
GOOGLE
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Danny Szpyhulsky
Danny Szpyhulsky
GOOGLE
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Pam Koppen
Pam Koppen
GOOGLE
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Steve took great care of us. Very patient as I changed my mind on what I was looking for. Very fair offers on our trade ins and Tyler took good care of us as we received our new 2020 Rav 4 .

Molle Toyota

Brian
CARS
12-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Clayton did a great job helping me find the car I needed, especially because I had some special needs with the car dimensions. Informative and professional! Would highly recommend......

"Ok Experience"

JBAKER18
DEALERRATER
12-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

It was an ok experience but took way too long to complete. They need to figure out a way to streamline the whole process to make it more efficeint

"Great staff but problem still unsolved"

GRHAGLUND
DEALERRATER
12-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

There were several technicians that worked on my CarPlay USB port, supposedly replaced it but the problem still exists. The port doesn’t charge my phone and doesn’t connect the phone to the car. The techs thought it was a problem with my phone, but after 3 visits with Apple Techs the car isn’t sending any signals to the phone. It will be back to the dealership.

Ok Experience

JBAKER18
CARS
12-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

It was an ok experience but took way too long to complete. They need to figure out a way to streamline the whole process to make it more efficeint

Great staff but problem still unsolved

GRHAGLUND
CARS
12-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

There were several technicians that worked on my CarPlay USB port, supposedly replaced it but the problem still exists. The port doesn't charge my phone and doesn't connect the phone to the car. The techs thought it was a problem with my phone, but after 3 visits with Apple Techs the car isn't sending any signals to the phone. It will be back to the dealership.

bunderwo33
CARGURUS
11-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had a great experience at Molle Toyota. Clayton was very knowledgeable and very considerate with my time. He made every effort to get through the discovery process efficiently and thoroughly.

Tyler Draisey
Tyler Draisey
GOOGLE
11-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We got the car we wanted quick and painless!

Floyd Banks
Floyd Banks
GOOGLE
11-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Molle Audi, is the Best! Service Consultant Cassie Agler took great care of my Audi A-8’s requested service with professional courtesy and outstanding performance in a very timely manner! I’ve been buying and driving Audi’s in Kansas City Missouri since the 80’s even before there was a local Dealership. Cassie, Molle really made me feel welcome to this Dealerships Family. Now, driving my 10th Audi, in 35 years, it was a pleasure to have my car serviced there, and I look forward to maintaining the best possible service here if /when the need arises. Thanks, and Happy Holidays! Floyd

Jared Ready
Jared Ready
GOOGLE
11-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The folks at Molle are great. Kyle was very patient and understanding of me as I purchased my first new vehicle and had many questions.

Becky Smith
Becky Smith
GOOGLE
11-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Langdon did a nice job in showing us the used Highlander we were interested in. No pressure, knew/found the information we asked about and helped us through the transaction. I would love to see Molle step up the ability to pre-populate all the forms on the used car side of their business. The entire process takes too long - in no way the fault of the sales team.

Crane Industries
Crane Industries
GOOGLE
11-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Anita Mathis
Anita Mathis
GOOGLE
11-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Derek Bonner
Derek Bonner
GOOGLE
11-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Molle service people are the best!

WALK_WITH_ME59
CARS
11-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon took very good care of me when my car was being serviced! My car was done fast! Brandon was very nice to work with. Thank you Brandon!!

Great as usual.

EQUIANNE
CARS
11-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

From the time I arrive until I leave, no matter why I'm there, all of the staff is friendly, answers any questions I have, and always make sure I know what is to be done.

"Great as usual."

EQUIANNE
DEALERRATER
11-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

From the time I arrive until I leave, no matter why I'm there, all of the staff is friendly, answers any questions I have, and always make sure I know what is to be done.

Frank Carey
Frank Carey
GOOGLE
11-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Molle service people are the best!"

WALK_WITH_ME59
DEALERRATER
11-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon took very good care of me when my car was being serviced! My car was done fast! Brandon was very nice to work with. Thank you Brandon!!

Don Muskopf
Don Muskopf
GOOGLE
11-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service we received when ordering a new car was top notch. We were able to work with the salesman to get exactly what we wanted. The delivery service was as smooth as possible, and all of the features of the car were shown to us one-on-one with the salesman. We couldn't be more pleased.

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