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post #21 of 22 Old 06-12-2013, 12:39 PM
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I bought a battery at Autozone in Jacksonville NC and the terminal broke off in CA almost 2 years later and they looked it up on the computer and gave me a new one. Iím not 100% sure of the 2 years, but it was close
Autozone is great about prorating batteries. I brought in a battery that I bought in 2005 that had a bad cell. They checked it, and unbeknownst to me, they said they'd prorate the battery towards the cost of a new one. So last year (2012), I got a new battery with credit from the 7 year old prorated one.

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Generally I guess one can expect around 5 years on a battery. Give or take. Depends on how hard its pushed,like a lot of other things.

MY current battery is a good battery,but the posts can get pretty heavy deposits of acid/electro-chemical reaction stuff on
them.

I would suggest cleaning your posts and connectors at least once a year (twice would be better)
and putting that battery grease on and around the connections. That build-up on the battery posts causes resistance and makes your battery and alternator work harder which will obviously reduce the life of both.

Also , did the battery just die without warning ? Did you have to recharge it often ? Did you run aux equipment with the car not running often ? Heavy current draining equipment with or without engine running ?

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