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?
Scion Q&AAsk Your Question
2004 Scion xB Question: Slow Start
Answer #1mastertech6371 December 28, 2010, 09:17Master
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.
Replybackyard tech, December 28, 2010, 11:22Master
JUST BUY A NEW BATTERY.