How to Remove a Car Battery
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Your car’s battery starts the car up, keeps it running, and helps power all the electrical components. However, you may need to remove and replace the battery when the charge runs down or to check for any signs of damage. While this is an easy task to do alone, it needs to be done right to avoid any injuries. Follow Toyota of Downtown LA’s guide to removing a car battery safely.
Batteries can hold enough charge to deliver a deadly shock, so be sure you’re wearing insulated work gloves. You should also wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from corrosive agents. Before starting, turn off your car, because running vehicles can produce a spark and ignite flammable agents.
You should also:
- Get some zip ties or other forms of restraint to keep the battery cables in their proper place. If they touch, it will create sparks and become a fire hazard, so preventing them from touching is important.
- Cover the positive cable end with a cloth once it is removed to avoid the risk of metal-to-metal contact.
- Take off any jewelry — including necklaces, watches, and bracelets — to prevent getting a shock if they come in contact with the battery.
- Ensure you’re in a well-ventilated area to prevent exposure to harmful gases.
If the terminal is used, then use a special battery cable removal tool to get it loose. You will find these available at our parts departments, as well as general auto parts stores.
When you are ready, follow these steps to safely remove your battery:
- Find the negative terminal. It should have a black plastic cover or a minus sign and will be located either on the post or in close proximity.
- Take hold of the bolt head of the negative terminal with a wrench or pliers and hold it still.
- Use other pliers or wrench to remove the nut, then pull off the negative cable and secure it away from the battery.
- Repeat the above step for the positive cable, taking care that the two battery cables do not touch.
- If the battery is held by a securing bracket, use your pliers or wrench to take out the screws and bolts that hold it in place.
- Lift the battery straight out of the bracket. Keep in mind that it may weigh up to 40 pounds.
Find Out More About Removing a Car Battery With Toyota of Downtown LA
If you want to avoid any breakdowns between Cerritos and Mission Hills, or failed starts in Los Angeles, you need to know how to remove a car battery. Contact us today for extra help or if you have any questions. We can also help with other service problems you’re experiencing like removing the smell of smoke from your car or deciphering your Toyota dashboard lights. You can also schedule a service appointment if you want a factory-trained technician to remove the battery.
What size battery does a Toyota Corolla take?
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Keeping this in view, how much is a battery for Toyota Corolla?
The average cost for a Toyota Corolla battery replacement is between $445 and $453. Labor costs are estimated between $26 and $34 while parts are priced at $419.
Secondly, how do I know what battery I need for my car? In order to find the right battery for your car, you'll need to know the group size.
- Step 1: Check for the group size on your old battery.
- Step 2: Check your owner's manual for a group size.
- Step 3: Search online for the group size.
- Step 1: Look on your battery's label.
- Step 2: Check your manual.
- Step 3: Check online.
Beside above, what battery does a 2008 Toyota Corolla take?
AutoCraft Platinum AGM - Battery, Group Size 35, 650 CCA (Part No. 35-AGM) AutoCraft Platinum AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) batteries are specifically designed for today's power hungry vehicles.
How long should a Toyota Corolla battery last?
3 to 5 years
Car Batteries for 2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 Toyota Corolla Battery Replacement & Size
Need more info about Toyota Corolla batteries? Check the chart to find the right car battery size and cold cranking amps for your Corolla.
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|L4/2.0L||Replacement months||Performance months|
|L4/1.8L||Replacement months||Performance months|
- Warranty: Replacement months, Performance months
- Cold Cranking Amps:
- Warranty: Replacement months, Performance months
- Cold Cranking Amps:
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Buying a Replacement Battery for Toyota Corolla
Your Corolla doesn't have an expiration date, but its battery does. On average, auto batteries last anywhere from three to five years. You want to replace your 2020 Toyota Corolla battery before it fails and leaves you stranded. Look out for symptoms of a faulty car battery. A lagging starter, a blinking battery or check engine light, swollen battery case, corroded battery posts, or weak lights can all signal that your battery is waving goodbye.
Or, you can get a complimentary battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. Our equipment can see how much charge is left in your battery. Stop by for a free battery test and, if needed, get your Toyota Corolla a replacement battery. Car batteries are one of our many specialties! Our technicians are familiar with Toyota-specific recommendations for Corolla battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help choosing the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.
Is There a DieHard Battery for Corollas?
We know what’s best for your Toyota Corolla, which is why we exclusively carry the best. Your vehicle needs a reliable, durable and powerful battery that can handle most extreme environments and weather conditions. DieHard Corolla batteries surpass expectations and house the latest technology to fuel the growing power requirements of new vehicles and their accessories. Don't call a DieHard battery ordinary. It's an extraordinary battery. Buy a DieHard battery for your Toyota Corolla and drive with confidence knowing that performance will be there when you need it most. That's the kind of battery we deliver.
Making Your Corolla’s New Battery Last
Got a new car battery installed in your 2020 Toyota Corolla? Congrats! Now, help it last longer and stay charged by caring for it from the get-go. turning off all of the lights when you leave your vehicle, decreasing the number of short trips you take, keeping your battery posts clean, and not playing the radio or using other electronics when the engine is turned off.
Answers to Your Corolla Car Battery Questions
Firestone Complete Auto Care has answers to your top car battery questions. If you have a Corolla-specific battery question, pay us a visit. Our technicians are happy to help.
Why won't my Corolla battery stay charged? A battery is in its final hour when it will no longer hold a charge. The battery may be too old. Or, you may have been leaving your car doors ajar and the lights on overnight. Stop by for a free battery test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and learn more about your battery's charge.
What happens to my old Corolla battery? We’ll recycle your car battery for you!
How much will replacing my Toyota Corolla’s battery cost if I get a DieHard battery? Toyota Corolla batteries can be affordable, especially when there's an available battery coupon. The best part is every DieHard battery comes with a free replacement warranty and extra coverage with DieHard Assurance.
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Don’t let a dead battery stop you. Shop replacement car batteries for your 2020 Toyota Corolla at Firestone Complete Auto Care.
2020 Toyota Corolla Battery Tray 74404-12540
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