Battery Service at DARCARS Toyota of Silver Spring Maryland

Get Your Battery Checked at DARCARS Toyota of Silver Spring

The battery is the heart of the car. It's what makes your ride keep on keepin' on. The moment it dies, all other vehicle operations cease. To avoid being inconvenienced by a bad battery, it's important to get routine checkups.

Just like you would take yourself to the doctor for a physical to ensure your own ticker is in tip-top shape; bring your new Toyota or used car down to DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring to have your battery inspected at regularly scheduled intervals. This small ounce of prevention could save you a lot of time, energy, and costs (i.e., towing), down the line. And, who really wants to be stranded in the grocery store parking lot at 8 o'clock at night or at the airport after a two-week stint at corporate headquarters, anyway? No one.

When you take your Toyota to DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring  for a routine battery check, we'll examine charge, water level, and any corrosive buildup your battery may have. If your battery is running low on juice we'll give it a charge. If it's past its prime, we'll advise you on the many reputable battery brands we carry, including a suite of Toyota batteries made exclusively for models such as the Camry, Prius, 4Runner, Highlander among many others.

To schedule an appointment to get your car battery checked at  DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring , simply click here, call 888-841-9679, or swing by 12210 Cherry Hill Rd \. If you have any questions, about the importance of getting your battery checked or our process for checking, charging and replacing a car batteries; feel free to drop us a line. We'll get back to you A.S.A.P. And remember, in addition to being battery experts, we also specialize in other auto repair services, such as brake service, tire maintenance and mounting, and oil changes.

Car Battery Q&A

Toyota drivers in Silver Spring share a lot of common questions regarding battery maintenance and function. Among the most common are:

Q:  In layman's terms, what role does a battery serve in overall vehicle operation?
A:  Your car's battery stores electrical energy, which is then converted into mechanical force by the starter.

Q:  Is there anything that can shorten the lifespan or performance of a car battery?
A:  Lots of short trips that require frequently turning on/off the engine, long periods of inactivity, extreme weather conditions, high mileage, model year, strong electrical draws from in-car technologies such as entertainment systems.

Q:  How often should I replace my car battery?
A:  This varies from car to car. On average a battery will need to be changed every three to four years.

Q:  Is there really a difference between batteries in terms of quality?
A:  Yes. Like anything. There, are poor-quality batteries and high-quality batteries. If you want your car to run at its optimum potential, it's important to get a good battery that will hold a charge and not need replacing just a few months down the line. A few things to keep an eye on, when buying a new battery are not only brand name, but manufactured date, group size (identifies battery dimensions and location of battery terminals), cold-cranking amps (measures of the battery's ability to start at zero-degree Fahrenheit), and reserve capacity (indicates how long  your vehicle can run off of battery power alone).

Q:  Why choose DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring for battery checkups and replacements?
A:  For one, our vast expertise. Pair that that with the exceptional products  DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring   uses (i.e., Toyota batteries and you can't go wrong.  Specially designed to integrate with Toyota engineering and mechanics like no other, Toyota batteries are proven to go the distance! Just ask a fellow Toyota driver you know in the Silver Spring area who has been here.

Q:  Is a bad battery a sign that something else is wrong with my Toyota?
A:  Typically, it's just the battery that is defective. However, it's important to take your car in to  DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring to have it checked, just in case. A low voltage reading (underperforming battery) might also be the result of a low charging rate from the alternator or a malfunctioning charging system.

Q:  How often does do you recommend getting a car battery checked?
A:  Every three months, and any time the battery light indicator appears on you dash... It's an easy thing to request the  DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring car service and auto repair team do, while your car is in the shop for an oil change.


DARCARS Toyota of Silver Spring

12210 Cherry Hill Rd.
Directions Silver Spring, MD 20904

  • Sales: 888-841-9679
  • Service: 301-212-4787
  • Parts: 888-843-2206


  • Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM -7:00 PM
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Dealership Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM -7:00 PM

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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