Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2000 21:40:45 +0100
From: J <johsnopsamsafish.com>
Subject: Re: Battery question


VSingh493 wrote: > > >The first sign of aging of the battery is the inability to hold the charge > >for > >longer periods. In my own experience, a good battery can start the car after > >at > >least one week. A poor battery will not start the car after a couple of days. > > > >Battery type is usually matched to the starter. Diesels have larger > >batteries. > > > >Johannes > > > > Thanks, I think I need a new battery. How long does a battery usually last? A > lot of them have "5 years" stamped on the top but I find that to be an > exaggeration. > > VS How long is a piece of string ? Well there should be no problems for at least 3 years. After that it depends on battery type and usage. In fact I am thinking of replacing my own battery (3+ year) since it failed the "one week" start test, but I might just carry on until I run into other problems. Another story. When the first battery in my Saab failed I was told by "someone" that I should have bought a Japanese car! since they are always reliable. ;-0) Johannes

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