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Thread: New battery at 4 yrs 41k miles???

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    New battery at 4 yrs 41k miles???

    Battery was starting to show weakness. AAA tested it and it was down to about 330 CCA. Seems like I should have gotten more life out of it but oh well. It's a non-iEloop 2016 GT. Car is always garage parked and I live in Upstate SC so no extreme weather conditions. I do tend to drive short errands at times so I bet that caused some of the shortened life.

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    2008.5 MGM MS3 rsvinylgraphics's Avatar
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    Batteries these days seem to last only about 3 to 4 years

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    My '16 GT w/ iEloop was replaced at around 4 yr old also.
    Same as my daughter's '14 Mazda3. They both lasted about four yrs.
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    It would very nearly constitute a miracle if a battery lasted 4 years where I live.
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    My iEloop battery lasted a bit more than 4 years. I think it would've lasted longer if the car were driven more often while I was working in Malaysia for one month. But hey, it was only $600 to have it replaced.
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    I guess times have changed because I used to always get at the very minimum 5 years out of a battery. Maybe it is all the electronics in cars now????

    On another note, I finally used my AAA membership benefits and had them come out to my house to install a new battery. Only $5 more than a top of the line battery from Autozone or Advance Auto and the AAA warranty is better/longer. 100% replacement in first 3 years and warranty coverage up to 6 years. I think 50% replacement cost after 3 years (can't remember).
    Last edited by 50Joe; 08-29-2019 at 07:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50Joe View Post
    Maybe it is all the electronics in cars now????
    Yes, that's exactly what it is. It gets to a point where we have no choice - We WILL pay more to have 12 airbags, 30 sensors, and get at least 55 MPG whether we want to or not.
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    The battery in my 2004 only lasts about 2yrs. The temperature under the hood of that thing is impressive.

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    Yeah my 2015's stock battery died a little over a year ago so about 3 or 4 years of life. Replaced with a AAA battery which didn't even last a year. Put in a a Northstar AGM after that, hopefully will be much better

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