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
My goodness, this was the quickest and most pleasant car buying experience I've ever had. I was in and out of the dealer in about two hours including test drive.
I worked with Todd in Sales and Amin the Sales Manager. Todd was super professional and never pressured me. When I arrived, the car was out front and I was test driving it within minutes. Todd was extremely friendly and low key and went through the features of the Mazda 6 while patiently answering all of my questions.
The experience felt more like I was chatting about a car with a fellow enthusiast, rather than a sales person. Of course, I decided to buy the car and that's when Amin worked quickly and professionally to establish all of the paper work. He is also an extremely kind person and I enjoyed interacting with him greatly.
I just could not believe I had found the exact car I was looking for, and was able to complete the purchase with zero hassles. Granted, I came in prepared, which I recommend to anyone ready to purchase.
Here's the best part, this particular dealer has an agreement with the MVA and can produce a registration and permanent plates on the spot! That's right, I already have my registration and it means I do not have to drive around with temporary tags. I have never seen this before and it was just the icing on the cake.
So thanks Todd and Amin for going above and beyond. One week in, and I am loving the car like crazy.... More
Over a month ago
Todd was great! I scheduled a test drive online. He called to confirm and learn more about the cars I was interested in (a new Mazda 3 and a Certified Pre-Owned Mazda 6). When I arrived for the appointment, he had the 3 waiting out front, and brought the 6 around while I was test driving the 3. Seamless, friendly, low pressure service. Ultimately, I ended up going with a VW Golf - nothing wrong with the Mazdas (my girlfriend has a CX-5 that we love), I just really enjoyed the Volkswagen and wasable to find one with a manual transmission. Anyway, even though I ended up not buying from this dealership, I appreciated the respect and professionalism I was shown, and would definitely recommend it!... More
Over a month ago
Great experience at a dealership for a change! Todd and Amin did what they said the way they said they would do it, when they said they would do it! When is the last time you heard that about a car dealership! I highly recommend this place for your next car. Go see Todd P. And Amin!
Over a month ago
I just bought a CX-30 and the entire experience was fantastic. I started before the car was available (it's a new model) and dealt with Todd Patton. He was very helpful but not pushy. He tailored his contacts to my preferred (email) method and kept me updated on when the model would be available. Once they were in, we had a test drive and he handled the purchase. Of the seven cars I've bought over 2 decades in 3 different states, this was the most pleasant experience yet. Todd was a big part ofthat, and I highly recommend the dealer and Todd in particular if you are considering a Mazda! :-)... More