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does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? #4557534
10/28/17 06:23 PM
10/28/17 06:23 PM
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Like after 3 or 3 1/2 years?
my toyotas the oem, came with the car new batteries they last about 5 years , the aftermarket ones last 3 1/2 years or there about.

thinking about just replacing at 3 1/2 or a little more.


These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year
Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557538
10/28/17 06:27 PM
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I listened to a car talk radio program this morning based out of Detroit. They recommend replacement right at 3.5 years. Plus they said something along the lines of, you can't replace them too soon, only too late. The heat down south is probably even tougher on batteries. So 3.5 sounds about right. Although I'm on 5 years for the cheap Rural King Exide battery I bought for $55.

Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557545
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I replace when they show signs of giving up. Since we don't have cold weather down here too much I can usually eek enough time for me to find a replacement that is to my liking and not the first battery I can get.


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Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557551
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4 years for me.

Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557552
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I had to replace mine last week. Had it in there for 12 years.

I was chasing a parasitic drain, but turned out to be the battery.

Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557553
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Dealership that sold me my current ride said 4 years.



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Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557561
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When there's a month left in the warranty.


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Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557567
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I replaced 2 batteries this year. One died at 6 years, the other was weak at 10 years.


You get what you pay for...
So keep in mind how much you paid for this advice.
Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557576
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Spend an extra 5 seconds with a multimeter, when changing your oil, will tell you your battery condition. I dont change batteries at preset intervals if it's not necessary.

Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557583
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Change batter? I was thinking this was world series topic..


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Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: Rand] #4557631
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Originally Posted By: Rand
Change batter? I was thinking this was world series topic..
yeah that was my first thought.


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Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557632
10/28/17 07:27 PM
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My truck will do a second bulb after starting when the batteries get low. So the parking brake light and the abs light will come back on and go out.


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Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: E150GT] #4557638
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Originally Posted By: E150GT
I replace when they show signs of giving up. Since we don't have cold weather down here too much I can usually eek enough time for me to find a replacement that is to my liking and not the first battery I can get.


Kind of what I do . Although around 4 years is the guess .

If it sounds a little weak , cranking in the summer / fall , replace it before winter .

Best of luck , :-)


Wyr
God bless
Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557645
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Replaced the battery in my 91 K1500 yesterday. As close as I could figure from the battery date code, it was either 6 years old or 16 years old. While 16 is highly improbable, it wouldn't surprise me knowing the history of the vehicle. Went to start vehicle and it made a terrible noise but started. Got to my destination two hours away and noticed the battery guage bouncing. Had it checked at AutoZone and it tested bad. Replaced with a Duralast Gold.


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Re: does anyone change batter at a set TIME?? [Re: edwardh1] #4557650
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Originally Posted By: edwardh1
Like after 3 or 3 1/2 years?
my toyotas the oem, came with the car new batteries they last about 5 years , the aftermarket ones last 3 1/2 years or there about.

thinking about just replacing at 3 1/2 or a little more.



Hmmm first OEM Toyota battery lasted a year past its 84 month rating. But it didn't die winter was coming and I'd gotten my moneys worth and I replaced it. But I live in a very mild climate that is easy on batteries. Most of the time with batteries you get what you pay for. I'm on my third battery in the Corolla now just replacing it with another OEM 84 month battery. The Les Schwab battery didn't fail but I was getting signs last fall it was getting weak so back to the original Toyota 84 month OEM. The new OEM was $129 installed.


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