Bob Howard Toyota invites you to find out what caused your Toyota battery light to come on.
If the battery indicator in your vehicle comes on only when you start your vehicle, that is just a routine system analysis. If it stays on after a few moments, then there’s likely a problem. If you have problems with your battery, you may find that your headlights aren’t as bright, the infotainment system may not power on, and the windows are moving slower. If any of these are happening, you need to get to your destination or bring it to us as soon as possible because your car is likely in imminent danger of shutting down. If neither place is available, look for a safe spot to park.
Like nearly everything car-related, how long you can drive with the car battery light turned on really depends on the circumstances. If the light just came on, you can do things like turning off all non-vital systems like the infotainment system or AC and removing any devices that may be charging in USB ports. Doing this may help extend the remaining battery life, but you should still try to get here or return home. The important thing is to NOT shut off the engine because a dying battery may not have the power to restart the vehicle.
The car battery light might come on for many reasons, but the most obvious reasons are:
Your car works most efficiently when it has a charged battery. Any of the problems listed above will make it hard for your car battery to get fully charged. If it’s not corrected as soon as possible, it can drain all of the power from your battery and maybe even leave you stranded.
If there’s a safe place to pull over, at the very least, you can open the hood and check your car battery for a loose cable or oxidation on the battery terminals. Other than those quick checks, the best way to get the battery light off is to bring it to our service center. Our skilled technicians have the specialized tools and skills to determine the issue. They’ll test everything from checking out your alternator to the health of your battery and then advise on the best course of action to get your car repaired.
Bob Howard Toyota is one of the best places to get engine repair in the Oklahoma City area. We proudly service all makes and models of vehicles. Visit our location online or in person to schedule service and repair for your car or truck. Our friendly technicians are ready to serve you.