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Extreme temps effect battery life by shortening. If you have gotten 4-5 years consider a new one. A properly working charging system is also good. Overcharging leads to early failure as well

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It may differ according to the battery you use.
I am using Odyssey 34-PC1500T since 4 years. According to review, this battery is supposed to last you anywhere from 3 - 10 years. Well, Odyssey 34-PC1500T has the Best Car Battery Review.
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I think that the last car battery that I bought lasted for about three and a half years. I agree that it depends one the quality of battery that you get though. I also think that the way you drive might have an impact on how long the charge lasts.

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Usually 3 - 5 years.. Weather has an effect of the life of the battery.. Very hot areas they are shorter lived.

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This depends upon the quality of the car battery, and how you take care of it. If it is in a car and the car is driven daily, you should expect the battery will last 5-7 years.

If the car is not driven for extended periods of time, a battery tender should be placed on the battery, and failure to do this can ruin a battery. If it is a boat battery, during the off season the battery should be removed from the boat and a battery tender put on the battery.
If your battery has removeable caps on the top, make sure the battery is filled to the interal ring with distilled water. It is especially important to do this before charging a dead battery.

Do not store batteries directly on cement (place a piece of 2x4 under it). I know why, but batteries stored directly on the cement seem to die much faster and have a shorter overall life.

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There are actually several ways:
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3) Attach "jumpers" from another vehicle's battery, start that vehicle, and leave it running long enough to charge the battery.
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SOUNDS LIKE THE BATTERY IS SHOT AND NEEDS REPLACING. MOST BATTERIES AVERAGE BETWEEN 2-4 YRS. I'VE SEEN SOME BATTERIES ONLY LASTING A LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR. DEPENDING ON HOW YOU USE THE VEHICLE, MATTERS HOW LONG A BATTERY CAN LAST. IF YOU SIT & IDLE THE VEHICLE WITH THE A/C ON,FAN AT HIGH SPEED, LIGHTS ON, STEREO RUNNING WILL SHORTEN LIFE CAUSE THERES NOT ENOUGH ALTERNATOR SPEED TO CHARGE THE BATTERY. REMEMBER, WHAT VOLTAGE IS CONSUMED BY THE VEHICLE, THE ALTERNATOR REPLACES THE VOLTAGE BACK INTO IT AND MAINTAIN. PROVIDING YOU DON'T HAVE A RED BATTERY WARNING LIGHT ON THE DASH WHILE DRIVING, IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT THE ALTERNATOR IS CHARGING. BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE THE CHARGING SYSTEM CHECKED ON YOUR CAR TO ENSURE PROPER OPERATION. GOOD LUCK.

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disconnect both battery cables always disconnect black or negative cable first and hook it up last to prevent computer damage there should be a hold down bolt to take off and remove battery. install new battery put hold down back in connect red and positive cable first then black negative cable last. and start the vehicle.

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Without knowing what test it was exactly, what the results were and whether they were interpreted correctly I'm going to have to make an educated guess that they tested the battery whilst it was removed from your car.

Most automotive chain store battery testers only check the battery voltage, their principal use is to help them check when the new batteries they hold in stock need recharging. This test is useless for your battery as you need to be able to test the battery under the kind of load it undergoes when trying to start your car.

As your car won't start on its own battery but starts fine when jumped it means that the starter motor isn't getting enough voltage under load from its own battery but that everything else is just fine.

Conclusion: your battery has reached the end of its life and needs to be renewed. If your battery has lasted less than a minimum of three years (most last at least four to five years these days) then you may also have an alternator output issue. If so get an automotive electrician (not some poorly trained Autozone sales monkey) to check the charging circuit for you or you can do it yourself very easily with a basic multimeter. See here

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Battery is discharging overnite, vehicle started perfect ran good monday and tuesday, cked all swiches but the batt was dead on wendsday evening when i went to start vehicle. had this problem last year and...


Check for a more than .2A draw when the car is off using an inductive ammeter with your own tool, or at Sears or Walmart or your local auto parts store (if they are so equipped).

How old is the battery in the car? Batteries only last 3 years on average, I learned at Sears, through observing warranty adjustments.

Either there is an external draw on the battery or the battery is internally shorted.

Good luck on this repair.

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