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How long does your battery last? #2746302
02/25/20 01:14 AM
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I think mine has had it. Won't hold a charge very long. I checked, and I got it 9-10 years ago. Not bad I am thinking. It was listed as an 84 month battery FWIW.

How long do you expect a battery to last?


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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: calmopar] #2746321
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Hard to say there are so many factors that contribute to the life of a battery, charging system , temperature , use are just a few. I had one last 10 years !

Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: hemirdrnnr] #2746322
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I have an auto repair shop for 33 years. Average seems around 5 to 6 years. Longest I have seen was 13 years. Just what I have seen....


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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: calmopar] #2746324
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I bought my '04 Ram new in Oct 2003 and it still has the original battery


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71 Road Runner 440+6/4 speed torquetasticly fast
71 Challenger R/T 383/727 not too fast and not too slow
71 Satellite sedan 318/727 definitely not fast
73 Duster 318/904 not fast but cool sunroof bro!
77 Grand Prix 455/TH400 pimptastically fast
83 Malibu 9C1 383/TH700 stupid silly sleeper fast
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87 Grand National 231T/TH200R4 Darth Vader fast
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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: McLovin] #2746326
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My son bought his Ram in 04 and his brother replaced the battery 2 years ago.The 12 Joyurney had it replaced this year.Was still ok but a little weak.Didnt want the wife to have problems.My 65s lasted about 10 years.Rocky


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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: McLovin] #2746330
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Car batteries 4-10 years. I have a 2000 JD lawn tractor and a 2006 Kubota tractor that have the original batteries.

Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: RTSE4ME] #2746331
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got my road runner in 2007 and bought a battery for it then. Replaced it last year, but I know I coulda got another year out of it.


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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: basketcase] #2746337
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in the winters or Wisconsin a battery lasts about 4-6 years on someone important to you daily drivers that sit outside. that's on modern cars with a lot of electronics that always seem to have a really small electric drain. if you let them get completely dead that seems to shorten it's life.

they usually last longer, but after 6 years you start to roll the dice.


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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: Mr T2U] #2746340
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Usually 4 to 5 years for a parts store battery. Just replaced the one in my cuda last weekend...old one was bought in 2015.
The original factory car batteries seem to last a long time.


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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2746362
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4 -5 years is what I see in most cars..I bought this extreme charger that will desulfate the battery plates..it has worked on several batteries for me and they have held up nice..even my lawn tractor battery that I would charge up regularly with a battery charger, hold the charge only for a few days..I used the extreme once and it held on for 2 years so far and every year I charge my Cudas with this charger..well worth the money.
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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2746365
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Two reproduction batteries in this since 1992,one wet cell other lead acid, and that isn't BS either !! no

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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: 62maxwgn] #2746382
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Generally it is HEAT and vibration that kill batteries, more than cold . . . . I still have original batteries in my 2002 Cummins, my 04 Xfire, 06 Magnum . . . but I have a battery tender on them when I am not driving them, and because I can get the caps off the cells, I ensure that the cells are topped up with distilled water ! Almost 20 years on the batteries in my truck !! WOW . . . test ok still ! . . . but then I don't drive the truck or Xfire in the winter . . .and the Magnum does see minus 20 F weather and such . . . maintaining the battery goes LONG way to their lfie/health ! . . . the Optima in my 70 Satellite is now 10yrs old, still all good too - yup battery maintainer on it too . . .

Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: a12rag] #2746412
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My old Allis Chalmers garden tractor took the old style Ford battery.It was in there for probally 15 years minimum.Still started it great.Oh yeah had a cheap Az batt in the quad.It was at least 10 years old and still was going pretty good.My youngest replaced it even though it still was good.Rocky

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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: therocks] #2746423
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When I lived in Tennessee 10 years was not un heard of and the record I personaly saw was 17 years (factory GM), the factory GM batteries seemed to last the longest and the factory mopar ones were terrible, I worked at the dodge dealer and it was very common to replace 2 year old batteries.

Now in montana where it gets a lot colder none of them seem to last very long, oddly enough the factory mopar ones seem to be ok for a few years. If we get a car in now with a 4-5 year old battery it is often suspect in hard start conditions like -20* weather.

I think the battery life would probably be the same butt it takes a lot more to start a very cold -20* engine than a 40* engine so even though the battery might not actually be any worse it just seems worse because your car won't start.


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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: therocks] #2746425
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I've always got long lives out of my cars batteries, therefore I was surprised last summer when my 2014 Dart's battery went bad almost 5 years to the day after I bought the car.
My 2009 Challenger still has its original battery, however I probably have pushed it to far with that one. I was seeing signs it was getting weak last fall and should have replaced it before I stored the car for winter in early December. spank I'm pretty sure if I tried to start the car I'd find it's DOA now. I will get a new battery for it next month before I go to start it for the season.
I had a Walmart battery in my convertible that might have been close to 15 years old when it finally needed replacement. That car probably gets driven 500-750 miles a year, is garaged, but unheated garage with no battery tender.

Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: Mastershake340] #2746501
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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: Ramrod39] #2746519
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Batteries don't last down here in Florida. If you get 3 or 4 years out of one you got your monies worth.


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Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: Guitar Jones] #2746534
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I've had 7+ on a Dodge Durango '02 model and a '95 Ram. 5 is usually tops for parts store replacements I just replaced the nearly 5 year old one on the '73 truck, but I have driven it little and don't keep it on a tender like I should. On my '10 TDI Jetta, I'm on well onto my 3rd battery now; it goes through them.

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I've been getting about 4 years out of most batteries lately of various brands. Motorcraft, Interstate.. etc. Right now I've got a couple batteries from a local chain in my cars that don't go far and Walmart batteries in the stuff that does get driven since there is usually a Walmart to get to if they die early on a trip. I've given up on Costco batteries, I haven't had any of those last more then a year. Years ago I ran Delcos because they always lasted 10+ years, that all changed and never got back to being that good.

I haven't had much luck with garden tractor batteries. Probably because my stuff sits for a couple weeks between use and only needed 4 1/2 months or so of the year.

Re: How long does your battery last? [Re: McLovin] #2747238
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Originally Posted by McLovin
I bought my '04 Ram new in Oct 2003 and it still has the original battery


About the same here Dan. I bought my 04 Dodge diesel in Oct of 2003.....and didn't have to put batteries in it until Jan of 2019! They must have had a good run of Mopar batterie that year! up

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