There are also some notable warning signs that could give you an indication at any time that your battery isn’t at peak functionality. First, if your car seizes up on the roadway and requires a jump start to get going again, that is an obvious sign that your battery is flat, and will need to get inspected immediately. There are other, subtler signs as well, such as if you notice your car taking longer than usual to start up or if it emits a clicking sound while turning on. Additionally, take note if some interior features in your car start malfunctioning. Your display screens, headlights, interior lighting, and other electronics are all connected to your battery, so if they are acting unusual, that could be a cue to pop the hood and perform an inspection. Lastly, the most obvious signal to bring your car into our service bay is if the “check engine” light pops up on your driver information screen.
No matter what vehicle you have, there is one thing that is always true—the battery is one of its most vital components! That is why we at Gaithersburg Mazda encourage you to take care of yours with routine inspections and replacements when necessary. Our Service Department can help you with this anytime during our accommodating hours, so visit us today!
There is a general timeline to follow for your car’s battery, and we will outline it briefly. A good rule of thumb is to inspect it about every three to five years. At the three-year mark, your battery will begin to exhibit signs of wear and tear, so checking it out at this time can tell you how much life is left within your system. When it reaches its fifth year, it could possibly be time to replace it entirely. Of course, keep in mind that this timeline can be affected by certain factors unique to you and your vehicle. For example, your system might be more worn down at an earlier point because of repeated journeys on difficult terrains or frequent road trips. It is also important to read your owner’s manual for specific information on your system!
Test and Replacement
If you do decide to visit our service team, feel free to set up a time slot online using the Schedule Appointment tool under the Service tab of our website! We also happily take walk-ins. Upon arriving, our expert technicians will immediately get to work examining your vehicle using an electrical system test. If they decide that you need a new battery, not to worry—we have a Parts Department that can dig into their stocked inventory to find you the ideal replacement. Then, it’s just a matter of taking out your old one, cleaning out its terminal, and replacing it with a brand-new one! While we work, we invite you to relax in our waiting room and check out our Service Specials and Parts Specials online. We frequently update them to save you the most money on your maintenance project!
If you’ve decided that you would like to check out our battery test and replacement in Gaithersburg, MD, visit Gaithersburg Mazda today. Our team always puts their best foot forward with our customers, as you can see by these testimonials!
What Are Signs I Need To Get My Battery Inspected?
"Check Engine" light
Engine clicking while starting up
Electronics not functioning properly
I had a super smooth and easy experience from scheduling online to getting service. Upfront about pricing and timeline and waiting area was clean and comfortable (technically the Acura waiting area since they are remodeling). Will definitely be coming back for regular service.
Over a month ago
Very pleased with the service Harry, and his team provided. I brought my Mazdas in for recalls & firware update.
They did any routine inspection, and recommended some work to be done. Besides that they we're honest, and didn't take advantage of my mechanical knowledge. I know I wasn't the easiest customer to deal with, but they got the job done. Will definitely continue to keep bringing in my cars for routine service. Thank you MAZDA SERVICE TEAM!!!
Over a month ago
Great service department, the level of customer care and clear Communication keeps me coming back.
Over a month ago
10 out of 10, would recommend! Everyone there was extremely kind and willing to assist me with anything. Todd Patton is by far the best salesperson I have ever encountered. He was professional, yet personable at the same time, and went above and beyond to accommodate/help make the entire purchase process go as incredible as it did! Every single staff member there, from management down, were fantastic. They did an excellent job at explaining not just all of the aspects of the car, but all of the details surrounding the warranties and financing as well. They did all of this without making you feel pressured into buying a certain car, warranty, or financing the car! Mr. Patton and everyone at Gaithersburg Mazda didn't just want you to be excited about purchasing a new car, but they themselves were excited for you! It truly was the best car purchasing experience I have ever had! Thank you all so much for everything you did for me!... More
Over a month ago
We had a great experience buying from these folks. We had done research online and said we wanted to compare two models. When we arrived, they were both parked next to each other out front, freshly washed. The salesman started by explaining and showing the differences between the models, then accompanied us, patiently, on two test drives, then a repeat to verify our pick. No BS on the pricing -- they have a no-haggle policy.
They wanted our used car; we said we were planning to sell to CarMax down the street. They said go get a price from them and they'll meet it less some small fee. They did.
This was the easiest car-buying experience we've ever had. We'll be back.... More