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  #2427952 27-Feb-2020 08:19
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I doubt the AA will have older batteries as they would be turning them over quite quickly as they have a whole division in just car / truck batteries.

 

 

 

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  #2427955 27-Feb-2020 08:23
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Every single battery in my Ford has had a built in chip that deactivates the battery 1 or 2 months after the warranty expires. Typically 2 or 3 years depending on brand. 

 

The toyota -- battery seems to last longer. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2427963 27-Feb-2020 08:33
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surfisup1000:

 

Every single battery in my Ford has had a built in chip that deactivates the battery 1 or 2 months after the warranty expires. Typically 2 or 3 years depending on brand. 

 

The toyota -- battery seems to last longer. 

 

My Holden Vectra in Australia was 1 year, 17 days and the sods at Holden would not change it under warranty, apparently a new car only has one year on the battery.

 

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  #2428046 27-Feb-2020 09:29
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My Peugeot 407 diesel is on its second battery since 2006, was replaced 4 years ago.


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  #2428050 27-Feb-2020 09:36
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2009 Kia Sportage and done 96k in that time. Original battery with no issues.


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  #2428067 27-Feb-2020 09:53
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I'm curious if longevity of life scales with cranking power?

 

 

 

 

Sure does... higher the CCA... the better. OF course it comes down to how much you want to spend. 

 

Ive always had 4-5 years from all batteries.

 

 

 

The higher the CCA, meant I could park up with mates and blast my heavy power draining audio system for a couple hours and still be able to crank the engine first turn of the key. 

 

Now with late model cars, Ive always chosen higher CCA batteries when the crappy ones that have been installed go dead.... and its usually 4-5 years later I'm then realising I need to replace them. 

 

I often long distance drive... so take pleasure when cruising the highways that 1) my battery is getting a decent charge and 2) fresh cool air into my turbo.....    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2428079 27-Feb-2020 10:23
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No idea how old my battery is. It is the same one that was in the car when I bought it five years ago and still going strong.

 

 





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  #2428082 27-Feb-2020 10:30
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Goosey:
Side note. A lot of mechanical workshops can slow trickle re-charge batteries for you.

 

You can get a trickle charger (AC powered) or maintenance charger (solar powered) no need to take it to a workshop. That said, with your driving I wouldn't expect you to need it.

 

The AA etc batteries that cost ~$200 are not as high quality as your OEM battery - try getting a quote from the dealer from the factory original one; I was told it is different technology and was more like ~$800+




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  #2428089 27-Feb-2020 10:43
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surfisup1000:

 

Every single battery in my Ford has had a built in chip that deactivates the battery 1 or 2 months after the warranty expires. Typically 2 or 3 years depending on brand. 

 

The toyota -- battery seems to last longer. 

 

 

A built in chip to deactivate the battery after warranty expires. If true, this would explain why mine died out a month after warranty. Sometimes newer technology sucks. In the past, one simply adds distilled water to the battery to make it last longer. Also the old batteries don't die abruptly.


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  #2428095 27-Feb-2020 10:50
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i highly doubt your AA battery had one of those.

 

send a little more and get a better quality battery and it will likely last longer, if it doesnt then something in your vehicle is causing it to degrade.


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  #2428135 27-Feb-2020 11:45
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surfisup1000:

 

Every single battery in my Ford has had a built in chip that deactivates the battery 1 or 2 months after the warranty expires. Typically 2 or 3 years depending on brand. 

 

 

And this is legal? I thought there were laws about planned obsolence (maybe only in the EU)?


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  #2428150 27-Feb-2020 12:16
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I think surfisup1000 meant to use the BS code [bs] [/bs] 😀

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  #2428494 27-Feb-2020 21:20
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My 2009 Lancer hatch's original Japanese bty lasted 9 yrs!!


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  #2428500 27-Feb-2020 21:25
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The factory batteries seem loads better than locally available replacements, but if you price them up its not worth getting the factory batteries.





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  #2428594 28-Feb-2020 08:41
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I get 5ish years out of the batteries in my collection of vehicles.  The main thing to watch is things like GPS/SMS alarm (any alarm system to be fair) systems that put a slow drain on the battery if the car isn't used regularly.  Mine seem to be able to take a battery from fully charged to below usable in 3-4 weeks.  As a result, the race car sits permanently plugged in to a charger in the garage and the Ranger gets a maintenance charge every couple of months.  The daily flogged corolla which gets to do the train station run daily and barely gets warm just keeps on trucking.  Might get a maintenance charge once a year if it starts struggling to start.

 

Even when you have the battery go "dead" flat such that your normal home charger doesn't even think there's a battery attached to it, the battery shops can often resuscitate them again.

 

I did have one in the Ranger that died after about 18 months.  Turned out to be part of a faulty batch, so after some testing it was replaced under warranty.





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