Slow Start on 2004 Scion xB

In cold weahter my car takes an longer to turn over than it does in the summer months. it is about 4 seconds to the less than 1 second in the summer. Should i have the altenator or battery replaced, they are both original to the car?

by in Albion, NY on December 28, 2010
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , December 28, 2010
get the battery checked first. the colder it is outside, the less power it has. in the real cold weather, you really need a good battery to spin the motor over at the right rpms to get it to fire off right away. battery test is very easy and is free in a lot of shops. Roy
COMMENT by , December 28, 2010
ANSWER by , April 25, 2014
Mine did the same, I checked the battery, got 100% charge. I don't think you should worry.