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#4539321 - 10/10/17 04:16 PM Re: Battery [Re: GGorman04]
The_Cams Offline


Registered: 01/07/08
Posts: 56
Loc: TX
I replace the battery every 5 years without fail. Always get the 'gold' line, and always a Johnson Control (always verify) made battery. AZ, AA, Sears Diehard - whatever costs less at the time. Never had a battery failure. This may be arbitrary, but I've noticed my alternators last way longer after I started this routine (20 plus years ago).


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#4539966 - 10/11/17 09:22 AM Re: Battery [Re: The_Cams]
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Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4430
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Originally Posted By: The_Cams
I replace the battery every 5 years without fail. Always get the 'gold' line, and always a Johnson Control (always verify) made battery. AZ, AA, Sears Diehard - whatever costs less at the time. Never had a battery failure. This may be arbitrary, but I've noticed my alternators last way longer after I started this routine (20 plus years ago).


It's not arbitrary.

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#4540500 - 10/11/17 06:31 PM Re: Battery [Re: GGorman04]
Wasatch1 Offline


Registered: 10/24/15
Posts: 60
Loc: Salt Lake City, UT
Looking around Costco seems to be the best deal in my area. Also I use my car batteries till they die. I then get a jump and go buy a new one. If I lived in a rough part of the country I'd maybe consider replacing it sooner.
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#4551148 - 10/22/17 03:35 PM Re: Battery [Re: Wasatch1]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5548
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Just rereading battery questions/comments.

"What we need is..."

A poll on battery life involving a few questions 1) long, short or mixed driving, 2) general climate-there should be zones already, 3) brand, 4) length of life, 5) any early replacement data, 6) size-group,

Also, since a battery purchases now require coupons and pre-paying over the internet, a streamlined reporting of battery promotions would be helpful.

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