Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 13:20:58 GMT
From: 'nuther Bob <>
Subject: Re: Faulty alarm

On Wed, 2 Jul 2003 19:29:00 +0100, "John Dawson" <> wrote: >PS - would it be unreasonable of me to be angry at having to replace a >battery so soon in a Saab-prepared car? I've owned some quite ropey cars in >my time but never had to replace a battery this quickly. I bought a quality >car from a dealer for peace-of-mind; have I been stitched-up or is it just >bad luck? The previous owner probably mistreated the battery by not keeping the levels up, or left the lights on until it died, etc. The battery probably recovered enough to carry on, but the life was shortened. Batteries usually go about 5 years. It would be difficult for the dealer to know the battery was marginal - unless they found it near to empty, filled it up, and then just let it go. There would be no way to know at this point. It might be worth having a mechanic check the charging system to see if it is working properly, just to be sure you are charging properly. Bob

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