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Car Battery Replacement Estimate for Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra Car Battery Replacement costs $186 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$176 to $194
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $106 -$114
Average Dealer price
$308 to 325
Average Shop price
$218 to 229
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2016 Toyota TundraV8-4.6LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$286.00Shop/Dealer Price$354.18 - $526.82
2015 Toyota TundraV8-5.7LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$308.96Shop/Dealer Price$378.92 - $560.18
2011 Toyota TundraV6-4.0LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$308.96Shop/Dealer Price$380.13 - $562.30
2014 Toyota TundraV6-4.0LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$298.96Shop/Dealer Price$372.12 - $555.78
2013 Toyota TundraV8-4.6LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$298.96Shop/Dealer Price$369.22 - $550.70
2003 Toyota TundraV8-4.7LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$298.96Shop/Dealer Price$367.28 - $547.32
2004 Toyota TundraV6-3.4LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$286.00Shop/Dealer Price$353.60 - $525.81
2017 Toyota TundraV8-4.6LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$282.00Shop/Dealer Price$347.59 - $516.04
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What are car batteries and how do they work?

A car battery is an energy storage device that relies on a chemical reaction within the battery to produce electricity. The stored electrical energy is used to initially operate the starter motor, ignition system, and fuel system on your vehicle. Once your car engine is running, the alternator supplies the electricity needed for all vehicle systems and charges the battery to replace the electric energy used when starting a car.

Most electric vehicles have a traction battery which is in addition to the standard 12 volt battery that is used to start the car engine. Traction batteries also convert chemical energy to supply electrical energy but operate at higher voltages and often are monitored by the PCM (Powertrain Control Module).

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When to replace a car battery?

  • Your car doesn’t start. A new battery has a specified capacity to provide power. This capacity is referred to as the cranking amps rating of the battery. As a battery ages, the actual amps that a battery can supply becomes lower than its original rating Once the cranking amps fall below a critical threshold, it will be difficult or impossible to start your car.
  • Battery or charging system warning light is illuminated. Should a battery or charging system warning light illuminate, a mechanic should perform a few basic tests to determine if a battery replacement is needed.
  • Electrical components don’t work. Once a battery has started to fail, and the voltage produced by the battery drops, then vehicle electrical components can malfunction, such as the security system. If you are experiencing electrical malfunctions, it’s a smart idea to have the battery tested.

How do mechanics replace the battery?

  • A temporary power source might be installed to avoid the possibility of losing radio presets or stored data in the PCM while the battery is out. When the battery is already completely dead, this step is unnecessary.
  • The vehicle’s negative cable is removed from the battery, followed by the positive cable. The battery tie down system is loosened and the old battery removed.
  • Cable ends and wiring are carefully inspected to ensure cleanliness and no corrosion. In some cases, corrosion can be extreme and the cable may need to be replaced or wiring repaired.
  • The new battery is installed and the tie down system is reinstalled. Anti-corrosion compound is applied to the battery terminals. The positive terminal is reconnected followed by the negative terminal.
  • Some vehicles, for example some models of BMW, VW, and Audi, may require PCM programming to input battery parameters. This step, performed using a specialized scan tool, is necessary to maximize battery life and prevent electrical system malfunctions.
  • The car is started and charging system output is measured and compared against the factory OEM specification to ensure that the new battery will properly recharge. Generally, charging output will be in the range of 13.8 to 14.8 volts but the exact specifications vary by make and model.

Is it safe to drive with a battery problem?

Yes, but if you have a weak battery you might be left stranded somewhere if the battery dies completely and you cannot start your car. A faulty battery may also needlessly overload the alternator and could adversely affect the operation of the vehicle’s electrical system, including the vehicle security system and the shift interlock.

When replacing the battery keep in mind:

  • The quality of the electrical connections to the battery posts is important. Connections must be clean, free of corrosion and properly tightened.
  • Batteries store a large amount of energy and if short-circuited a battery could explode and can create intense discharges that can damage your eyesight. Insulated tools should be used to attach cabling to battery terminals. Otherwise, the battery’s positive cable can be shorted to ground or the positive and negative posts can be directly shorted. Batteries can only be safely installed from a positive terminal to positive wiring and from a negative terminal to body ground. If the polarity is reversed damage will likely occur to the vehicle’s electrical system.
  • Generally, a car battery will have a service life of 4 to 7 years. If a load test on a battery reveals a significant reduction in the capacity of the battery to provide power, you should buy a new battery rather than wait for the old battery to fail completely.
  • Batteries should only be disconnected if the engine is off and the alternator is not running. Disconnecting a car battery while the alternator is running can cause a voltage spike that will damage sensitive electronic components in the vehicle, such as the PCM.

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Dario

6 years of experience
50 reviews
Dario
6 years of experience
Dario was extremely helpful and considerate. He was willing to walk me through the procedure and educate me on a few things about my vehicle. It personally felt like I had friend come over to do the repair. I'll be sure request him from now on.
2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA - BATTERY - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Pardeep

18 years of experience
287 reviews
Pardeep
18 years of experience
He was able to fit me in earlier than expected and did the repair with a minimum of down time. Thanks
2009 TOYOTA TUNDRA - BATTERY - SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA

Jose

14 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Jose was our first time using this service. It was a very pleasant experience. Jose let us know exactly when he would arrive. He arrived on time and was curious and nice. He proceeded working on our truck and took full control of the repair. After he finished he had inspected our vehicle and pointed out some items that might need repair or future maintenance. Work was completed in a timely matter, very professional and done well. I am old and I used to do all my own repairs but thank goodness for this service and people like Jose that do professional work and are kind and seem to take an interest in doing a good job and going out of their way to make sure the customer has a great experience. I am looking forward to having Jose work on other automotive issues in the future and highly recommend this gentleman for your automotive services. Thanks again Jose for being there and taking care of things. It means a lot to an older person that cannot do those things anymore. I give the service and Jose a AAA + Thank you again for a great experience. Michael
2000 TOYOTA TUNDRA - BATTERY - BEAVERTON, OREGON

Jerimiah

16 years of experience
173 reviews
Jerimiah
16 years of experience
Awesome service! I highly recommend him. He got the job done quickly.
2014 TOYOTA TUNDRA - BATTERY - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2016 Toyota TundraV8-4.6LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$286.00Shop/Dealer Price$354.18 - $526.82
2015 Toyota TundraV8-5.7LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$308.96Shop/Dealer Price$378.92 - $560.18
2011 Toyota TundraV6-4.0LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$308.96Shop/Dealer Price$380.13 - $562.30
2014 Toyota TundraV6-4.0LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$298.96Shop/Dealer Price$372.12 - $555.78
2013 Toyota TundraV8-4.6LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$298.96Shop/Dealer Price$369.22 - $550.70
2003 Toyota TundraV8-4.7LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$298.96Shop/Dealer Price$367.28 - $547.32
2004 Toyota TundraV6-3.4LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$286.00Shop/Dealer Price$353.60 - $525.81
2017 Toyota TundraV8-4.6LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$282.00Shop/Dealer Price$347.59 - $516.04
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