How to Tell If a Prius Battery is Going Bad and Needs Replacing
By Adrian Castillo
If you’re the proud new owner of a Toyota Prius, first of all, congratulations! Driving a hybrid vehicle comes with a laundry list of benefits, such as outstanding fuel economy and its byproduct of being able to save on gas, as well as the sense of pride that comes as a result of your contribution to the automobile industry’s trend toward smarter and greener technology.
However, there is also plenty you should keep in mind so that you can take full advantage of the positives that come with your Prius. One of the key pieces of information to know is how to tell if a Prius battery is going bad. Because after all, the time will eventually come for a hybrid battery replacement. Knowing when that time is coming will help you be better prepared to make sure your car is back up and running as quickly as possible.
Signs That Will Help You Tell If a Prius Battery is Going Bad
Of course, if your Prius just flat-out stops running, the time to find a replacement battery has already come. But you should see signs that your battery’s life is waning well before that. When it’s starting to go bad, you may notice that your miles per gallon (MPG) is decreasing or perhaps your state of charge is fluctuating.
Additionally, your battery may begin to inconsistently hold its charge. If the charge isn’t lasting as it should, it’s probably time for a new battery. And of course, as with any vehicle, any unusual noises coming from your engine could indicate that there’s a problem with the battery.
Replace Your Toyota Prius’ Hybrid Battery With Bumblebee Batteries
When your Toyota Prius’ battery is going bad, look to Bumblebee Batteries for a replacement. We offer both new and rebuilt batteries that provide exceptional performance and longevity. Plus, we not only offer installations at our Gresham, Oregon, shop but also throughout the country with mobile battery installations.
If you want to know more about how to tell if a Prius battery is going bad, or to learn more about your replacement options, contact Bumblebee Batteries today.