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Can't Get a Break...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by deputy tom, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. deputy tom

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    After shoveling out the entire block again I went to start my car. Dead battery.:steamed: AAA came and put in a fresh one for $128.00 and I'm good to go for six more years. tom.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Six years? Batteries for my Ford F150 last about three years max. OEM, Duralast and today I just put in an Autozone brand. Doesn't seem to matter, three years and they start dying if not ran bi-weekly.
     

  3. dango

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    $128 ? You got enough amps to power my house . :supergrin:
     
  4. deputy tom

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    Yep, six year warranty, free replacement during the first three years,pro-rated for the second three years. The battery that they took out was the original. It is a 2005 Ford. Go figure. tom.:dunno:
     
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    Mine died on me in the car wash this fall. A National Guard guy gave me a jump start so I could get out of there and to the part store.


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  6. deputy tom

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    That sucks. At least I was fortunate enough to have it happen at home instead of out and about with family members along for the adventure.tom.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    2005 here as well. I just paid $125 and it came with a three year.
     
  8. deputy tom

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    Where did you buy that battery? tom.
     
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    For that reason, I replace mine after 2 years.

    They don't last long in the :steamed: of Phoenix.
     
  10. deputy tom

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    Thanx kiddo. I'll bet it is the A/C use that kills them out there vs. cold weather and defrosters/heaters here. tom.:wavey:
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    It was an Autozone brand battery.

    I'm thinking our Florida heat kills batteries faster than average as well.
     
  12. deputy tom

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    Yep, just like AZ heat I figure. tom.
     
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    A/C and heater have essentially no effect on the battery. Batteries just die. 7 years is pretty good.
     
  14. deputy tom

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    I would have thought cold weather and defrosters/heater use would contribute big time to battery failure as well as A/C use in the heat. tom.:dunno:
     
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    I've went through 2 expensive gel cell batteries in my Corvette until I admitted that you really do need a battery tender in a car you only drive occasionally. 6 years on any battery is on the outer limits of what can be reasonably expected. And if you ever fully discharge a newish battery, the next time you even come close to discharging it will kill it every time.
     
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    No, the only electrical power used with A/C or heat is for the blower motor which takes less current than the headlights and that is all run from the alternator anyway. The battery starts the car, runs the stuff when it is off, and stabilizes the voltage when the engine is running.
     
  17. deputy tom

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    This is a daily driver.I understand the seldom use theory. tom. :cool:



    Thanks for the education. tom.:goodpost:
     
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