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 an excellent experience at this dealership recently (after having a very negative experience at Ourisman Mazda just down the pike). I arrived late on a Friday evening and purchased a new car the next day. The sales team -- Harpreet and Rahleak -- were great, and Amir walked me through all the financing in a clear and concise way. I highly recommend this spot if you're in the market for a new car.
Dini McCullough Amozurrutia
Over a year ago
This experience was on another level honestly. I had an appointment for my 5k service on MX-5. Got there a few hours early and service.had everything ready to go with my paperwork pulled up. After dropping the car off I received a text message with a video link, that's a first I know Mercedes, BMW and Audi don't even do that because I've serviced those vehicles at their dealerships. The video showed my car, what was being performed, measuring brakes, tires and underneath the car with all components that are visible for leaks etc. This is an excellent idea and I didn't expect it.
There is a really nice waiting room with comfortable seating and coffee while you wait. Mazda has gone upscale and it feels great!... More
Over a year ago
Service center has been remodeled and it looks amazing. Free coffee, big TV's, ample sitting room, and free car wash at the end. The most impressive part was the video I received in my email afterwards from my mechanic taking me through everything they inspected on my car. Have you ever wondered if they really did all those things that they say they do during your service visit? Well, now you have proof in video form. Gaithersburg Mazda is really miles ahead of other service centers I have visited in this area.... More
Over a year ago
Looking for new or pre owned vehicle and also hassle free purchase procees. Please visit Gaithersburg Mazda
Over a year ago
We traded in my wife’s 2019 CX-5 for a new 2022 CX-9 Carbon Edition. Our salesman Rahleak Restrepo was the best! I did my research and went to several other dealerships. I gave the payment my wife could afford and the numbers I worked out; which after a bit of negotiations we made a deal. He made the entire process easy and straight forward.
After receiving the new car we found a few issues with the vehicle which service quickly took care of the next day. I’ve always taken my wife’s CX-5 for service here for 3 years and I’ve always had a pleasant experience. Anyone that complains about waiting, they make it so simple to make an appointment so you don’t have to wait or they will give you a loaner. The best is the record the work so you can see what they did with an explanation.... More