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Car Battery Testing And Replacement Laurel 20707

When should I replace My Car Battery?

Car Batteries by Gary’s Automotive

Question from Gary’s Automotive customer, Lauren:
When do I need to replace my car battery?

Gary's Automotive Answer:
Car batteries eventually wear out and need to be replaced.

If your battery is dying and you need a jump-start, it could very well be that you have a bad battery. Laurel drivers can count on Gary's Automotive, we always provide a Free computerized diagnostic test first to see if the battery is actually the problem. The problem could be parasitic drain or a faulty alternator that's not properly charging your battery.


You can count on our ASE certified mechanics to test the alternator as as well. A surprisingly high percentage of vehicles brought to Gary’s Automotive in Laurel MD with an alternator light or battery light illuminated on the dash, actually has a problem due to something else. The problem is sometimes just a worn serpentine belt or a bad belt tensioner. If the belt is slipping, it's not spinning the alternator properly so it can't fully charge the battery.


If a Laurel driver has a battery or alternator problem, they can rest assured that our ASE certified mechanics will get to the root of the problem. Regardless if it is a dead battery, a worn serpentine belt, a worn belt tensioner or a bad alternator.


As an added bonus, we provide a free battery check with every Oil Change performed at Gary’s automotive. This Free service is aimed at finding a weak battery before it dies and leaves you stranded at an inconvenient time. Talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Gary's Automotive in Laurel MD 20707.


That brings us back full circle to when batteries do fail. There is a myth that cold weather is what kills them. Nothing could be further from the truth. High summer temperatures in MD actually weaken it. The battery will fail in winter because it is unable to meets the increased demand required by the cold temperatures.

Car Battery Laurel MD
Car Battery Laurel MD

Auto Battery Install Laurel MD

We want to remind drivers in Laurel, Beltsville, Burtonsville and Savage and surrounding areas, that on average, 70% of batteries will fail within four years. Many MD automotive experts recommend replacing your battery every five years or when the battery test weak. At Gary’s Automotive, every battery that we sell comes with a nationwide warranty so no matter where you travel in the U.S. you’ll have the Peace of Mind knowing that your battery is warrantied at over 16,000 locations nationwide with just one phone call.

If you have any questions about this or any other vehicle service, just give us a call at 301-953-2886. Our car battery service is convenient to all of Laurel zip codes: 20707, 20708, 20709, 20723, 20724, 20725, 20726. Beltsville, Burtonsville and Savage Maryland.