Battery Replacement and Service

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Have you noticed your battery light stays on when you start your car? Or are you experiencing delays in your vehicle’s engine starting? These are two common signs of a bad battery, which means it’s time for a replacement. Here at Eskridge Lexus in Oklahoma City, our service center can help you with all your battery installation and testing needs. Schedule your next service at Eskridge Lexus of Oklahoma City here.

Lexus Battery Testing and Installation in Oklahoma City

We recommend to all our Lexus customers that you make battery testing a regular part of your routine maintenance regime. Even if you’re driving a new vehicle, you should get your battery tested once a year to make sure it’s in top condition. After the first two or three years of your vehicle’s working life, it’s well worth testing your battery more often, perhaps once every six months. That’s because most batteries have a working life of between three and five years.

If our test shows that your battery is nearing the end of its life or showing signs of weakness, Eskridge Chevrolet can handle your new battery installation. We’ve got a wide range of battery types in our parts department for you to choose from. Our service technicians are all more than capable of safely disposing of your old battery and securely fitting your new one into your RX or NX crossover.

How To Choose a New Battery

There are several things to keep in mind when choosing a new battery, including its size, the location of its terminals, and its power. The requirements for each vehicle can vary, so it’s best to check your owner’s manual to find out which type of battery is recommended for your car. If you don’t have your manual to hand or you would like further advice, our service team is familiar with the full lineup of Lexus crossovers and cars, and they’d be happy to help.

You’ll also have to choose between a standard battery or an absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery. AGM batteries are becoming increasingly common in modern vehicles, especially those with a lot of tech features that require power in the cabin.

AGM batteries cost significantly more than standard batteries, but they hold their charge for much longer. This increased battery life may make an AGM battery a good choice for you if you don’t drive your vehicle very often. AGM batteries are also more effective at bouncing back after being drained, which can sometimes cause serious problems for a standard battery.

How To Tell When Your Battery Needs Replacing

One of the easiest ways to recognize the right time to replace your battery is to check its age. Batteries have a sticker on the top or side that tells you when they were produced. The sticker typically includes a letter and number denoting the month and year. If your battery is more than three years old, it’s probably time to start thinking about a new one.

Keep in mind that the length of time your battery can last is affected by several outside factors, such as the local climate and your driving habits. For example, batteries typically have shorter life spans in hotter climates because they find it harder to retain their charge. Additionally, if you use your vehicle less frequently, you may find that the battery will lose its charge, especially if your car sits idle for several weeks or months.

Another sign is if your battery light stays on after you start your car. It’s normal for the light to remain on for a few seconds, but anything longer than that suggests that you need to take action. Further warning signs include an engine that delays in starting, power windows that are slow to close and open, and a stereo that won’t power up.

If you don’t respond to these initial signs of a weak battery, you may end up having to jump-start your car if your battery dies. While this option may get you out of a tight spot once or twice, it’s not advisable to continue running on your old battery at this stage.

Battery Specials and Coupons

To help keep the cost of a new battery affordable, we offer a range of specials and coupons for our customers at Eskridge Lexus. These can include special prices if you purchase a new battery through our parts department and incentives to reduce the installation cost.

We recommend that before you stop by for a battery service, you check out our service specials page. This will give you access to all the incentives we currently have on offer, including for other common vehicle servicing tasks, such as brake pad replacements, oil changes, and filter replacements.

Why Choose Eskridge Lexus for Your Battery Service

Eskridge Lexus should be your first stop for all your battery servicing needs in Oklahoma City. In addition to offering competitive prices for new batteries and a hassle-free battery testing service, our team of auto technicians has the knowledge and equipment to perform all servicing tasks to a high standard. We can save you the trouble of trying to install your own battery or relying on a third-party repair shop. While you’re visiting our service center, we can also take care of your other maintenance needs, including rotating your tires or replacing your air filter.

Our service center can also deal with more complex vehicle repairs, such as engine diagnostics. Sometimes, what appears at first to be a problem with your battery may be linked to other issues. With our state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, we can quickly identify what’s causing the problem with your vehicle and provide you with a quote to resolve it.

As you can see, there are many great reasons to stop by our Oklahoma City service center to get your battery tested or replaced. We’re looking forward to welcoming you soon, whether you’re a new or returning customer. If you have any other questions about your car battery or any other service needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We’re happy to take your call, respond to your online message, or talk to you in person at our Oklahoma dealership.

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