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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby SR » August 29th, 2018, 6:38 am

Heat and vibration are the main contributors to shortened life span of batteries. Improper charging and build up of sulphur on the plates will also shorten the lifespan. Proper reconditioning and removal of sulphur from the plates will extend the lifespan. A trickle charger will not remove the sulphur from the plates due to its charging method. A pulse charger helps release the sulphur from the plates. Keep in mind all lead inside the batteries are recyclable to make new batteries. The main problem i have seen in trinidad is that monst people buy the wrong battery for the application. Either because it was cheaper or given wrong advice from a someoene who just wanted a sale. Diesel engines require a higher cca rating than a gasoline. Vehicles with engine upgrades and higher under bonnet temperstures may also require a heat wrap to reduce the heat transfer from the engine/turbo to the battery case. Boats require a battery designed for higher shock/vibration than a vehicle.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby hindian » August 30th, 2018, 12:03 pm

Fellas is there a problem installing a bigger battery than what is recommended in a car? I always do it but I make sure that it's clamped properly and there is enough room between the hood and terminals so as not to bun dong the car. The battery in my Matrix went dead and it requires a specific battery mainly cuz of the clamping arrangement but I put a 13 plate 730 cca and fabricated a clamp for it. The parts place I brought it from said I shouldn't do that cuz is too much current for the car lol. Sounded like b.s. to me...

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby SR » August 30th, 2018, 12:14 pm

Depends on if the oem alternator can handle the new load for charging.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby agent007 » April 16th, 2019, 1:55 pm

After 32 months and approx. 20,000kms of usage, our AC Delco battery died today. What are your thoughts on this guys?

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby Dave » April 16th, 2019, 2:08 pm

32 mths is not bad at all

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby Dizzy28 » April 16th, 2019, 2:13 pm

Dave wrote:32 mths is not bad at all

I would gladly take 32 months from any aftermarket battery.

I got 37 months from the original battery my Lancer came with from the firm - That's the most I ever got from a battery.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby VexXx Dogg » April 16th, 2019, 2:15 pm

**knock on wood**

XS power on 6th year here.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby MaxPower » April 16th, 2019, 2:16 pm

4 years - Toyota NZE141 factory Panasonic battery.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby pugboy » April 16th, 2019, 2:29 pm

Depends how often and how many starts the car does

agent007 wrote:After 32 months and approx. 20,000kms of usage, our AC Delco battery died today. What are your thoughts on this guys?

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby agent007 » April 16th, 2019, 2:34 pm

......and here I thought I had something special :lol:

Meanwhile, our OEM Delkor battery in our Hyundai product is 37mths old (I used date of manufacture as opposed to date of delivery, which of course, is a longer timeline.)

and it would be nice to hear more about the longevity of:

Rocket batteries from Laughlin & De Gannes
PowerMaster/Turbo/UltraPower/Miatsu batteries from Massy ACL
Track batteries from Lange Trinidad

I wanna help out the local businesses and support local but if the final consensus is, they're all rubbish then I have no choice but to contribute to the country's forex woes and consider AC Delco which is General Motors, a US company like DieHard and Interstate, then there's Bosch which is a German company and Yuasa being Japanese.

Decisions!
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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby Dave » April 16th, 2019, 2:40 pm

Had two Tracks replaced under warranty. Using a Miatsu now so will see.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby agent007 » April 16th, 2019, 2:40 pm

diesel or gas Dave?

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby The_Honourable » April 16th, 2019, 2:44 pm

Rocket is usually 2 1/2 years (30 months). Had experience with two and on a third which approaching the 30 month mark on my car. The discharging is quite sudden so you only have a 2-3 days to change the battery once you notice the vehicle not tumbling properly.

Heard good reviews on XS batteries so will go with them.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby Dave » April 16th, 2019, 2:49 pm

All gas engines.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby Dizzy28 » April 16th, 2019, 3:05 pm

agent007 wrote:......and here I thought I had something special :lol:

Meanwhile, our OEM Delkor battery in our Hyundai product is 37mths old (I used date of manufacture as opposed to date of delivery, which of course, is a longer timeline.)

and it would be nice to hear more about the longevity of:

Rocket batteries from Laughlin & De Gannes
PowerMaster/Turbo/UltraPower/Miatsu batteries from Massy ACL
Track batteries from Lange Trinidad

I wanna help out the local businesses and support local but if the final consensus is, they're all rubbish then I have no choice but to contribute to the country's forex woes and consider AC Delco which is General Motors, a US company like DieHard and Interstate, then there's Bosch which is a German company and Yuasa being Japanese.

Decisions!


I bought a Rocket to replace the battery that came with my 1st car (a cs3 Lancer roro)
The Rocket lasted 18 months and 2 weeks on an 18 month warranty. I replaced with an ACL maintenance free battery however sold the car 2 months later so not sure about how long the ACL one lasted. It did however come with a 24 months + 8 months (prorated) warranty.

In my current vehicle (Tucson) I got an ACL Power Master as a replacement for the original battery but this was free as the original was still under warranty. The replacement lasted 14 months and I replaced with another ACL Power Master due to it being the best priced of all when I called around. This was in Sep 2018.
Has an 18 month warranty on it but I hope it gets much more.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby Team2lo2flo » April 16th, 2019, 11:54 pm

VexXx Dogg wrote:**knock on wood**

XS power on 6th year here.


Nice!

Im on 4.5 Years on my Daily Driver (XS Power D3400)

And Just Under 7 Years on my mums car ( XS Power D1200)

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby pugboy » April 17th, 2019, 5:40 am

I recently changed a rocket in my hilux,
was almost 2 years old and was just about beginning to give a slight lazy start
a load meter confirmed this. I replaced it with one of them alpha battery, will see how that goes.
I do at least 4-6 starts per day and drive with ac

The original Toyota GS battery from 4 years ago did the same when I replaced it after 2 years
but it still good, have it stored and used a few times to jump start ppl.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby eliteauto » April 17th, 2019, 7:06 am

My OEM Hyundai battery lasted 1 year of use ( just under 3 years from manufacture) in a diesel taxi which apparently is good service. Speaking with other drivers 8 months is the norm apparently, currently using an Atlas maintenance free bought from Target Trading for the last 14 months

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby nick639v2 » April 17th, 2019, 7:19 am

Turbo, 3 years so far in my navara (still going) with a 3-4000 rms daily system
Northstar 4 years and was going when I sold my wingroad 1200 rms system
XS never gave me anything more than 2 years sadly

Best battery I ever had were the old school optima batteries, 5+ years and going full on in a crv, everything stock

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby nick639v2 » April 17th, 2019, 7:21 am

eliteauto wrote:My OEM Hyundai battery lasted 1 year of use ( just under 3 years from manufacture) in a diesel taxi which apparently is good service. Speaking with other drivers 8 months is the norm apparently, currently using an Atlas maintenance free bought from Target Trading for the last 14 months
I'll always advise against those batteries sadly because of terrible voltage dropping in a couple of family cars, not sure if we had bad batches but 3 of them were sheit. And I won't support that company after some shady stuff they doing with products

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby eliteauto » April 17th, 2019, 7:41 am

Interestingly I have their batteries in 4 of my vehicles currently ranging from 1to 3 years at present. Looking for recommendations for the diesel van in particular when it's time to replace, van starts an average 8 times daily

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby pugboy » April 17th, 2019, 8:03 am

Some say the yellow atlas is crap and the blue one better, I guess I will find out.

Most ppl have had good performance with Rocket

one thing, all them batteries made in korea now

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby teems1 » April 17th, 2019, 8:24 am

I use a Bosch in my diesel Accent. Usually lasts around 2.5 years.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby MG Man » April 17th, 2019, 9:28 am

varies according to use, battery location, vehicle charging system etc
Heat is a killer of batteries....cars where the battery is in the path of radiator fan air or exhaust tend to kill batteries faster than cars with batteries up against the firewall, under rear seat etc
Been using price smart batteries for years now with no complaints

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby mitch1980 » April 17th, 2019, 10:23 am

agent007 wrote:......and here I thought I had something special :lol:

Meanwhile, our OEM Delkor battery in our Hyundai product is 37mths old (I used date of manufacture as opposed to date of delivery, which of course, is a longer timeline.)

and it would be nice to hear more about the longevity of:

Rocket batteries from Laughlin & De Gannes
PowerMaster/Turbo/UltraPower/Miatsu batteries from Massy ACL
Track batteries from Lange Trinidad

I wanna help out the local businesses and support local but if the final consensus is, they're all rubbish then I have no choice but to contribute to the country's forex woes and consider AC Delco which is General Motors, a US company like DieHard and Interstate, then there's Bosch which is a German company and Yuasa being Japanese.

Decisions!



thank you

I had a Rocket battery for a Diesel Hilux for 30 months. This was the second Rocket Battery I have owned. The previous one lasted 27 months. Bought it all from Laughlin & De Gannes. I do quarterly checks at Laughlin for the battery. However last month, being proactive I changed it out to a Track Battery from Lange as I was uneasy of the battery going dead on me in some unsafe location. The technician at Lange said I could have kept till it died. I do not want to wait till that happens.

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby SR » April 18th, 2019, 8:13 am

Your batteries will last longer.... see the classifieds for more info
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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby MG Man » April 18th, 2019, 11:10 am

SR post a link to de classified ched nah

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby hustla_ambition101 » April 18th, 2019, 1:01 pm

Power master/turbo lasts around 30 months in our vehicles, everyday use

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby The_Honourable » September 5th, 2019, 6:45 pm

The_Honourable wrote:Rocket is usually 2 1/2 years (30 months). Had experience with two and on a third which approaching the 30 month mark on my car. The discharging is quite sudden so you only have a 2-3 days to change the battery once you notice the vehicle not tumbling properly.

Heard good reviews on XS batteries so will go with them.


Quick update... got the lazy start beginning yesterday and corrosion buildup on the negative pole which is a first. Rocket battery lasted close to 3 years (34 months).

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Re: Acceptable lifespan for average car battery!

Postby kstt » September 5th, 2019, 7:22 pm

Bosch batteries last 5 years

Other brands like Powe Master last 2.5 to 3 years

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