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Old 12th April 2012, 13:34   #421
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Our October 1999 Santro OEM car battery worked till April 2007, 8 years almost!

However the car ( we still own it and love it ) has a current reading of 27k and no car audio system. The replacement battery is still working just fine by the way as our usage came down further when we got a 07 City ZX (sold last month) and now a Vento that has 3k in 1.5 months as dad started commuting to work by car (75 odd km every week day) when we got the City (lovely car itself! )
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The OEM battery of our Toyota Innova lasted for 50k kms and 3years and 4months .
It also met its sudden death one odd evening when the keyless entry refused to budge and we had operate the manual lock for good.Now the next battery is again exide and costed us Rs 4700 with our old battery going to dealer in return
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my previous vehicle, Indigo LX had Exide OE battery, lasted for ~55K KM and bit more than 3 years. my current vehicle Xylo is almost 2 yrs, comes with Exide - lets see its lifespan.
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My i20 CRDI is 34 months and 70k old and is still running on the OEM battery. I have till date had no issues with the battery and I have always noticed that Hyundai service tops up the battery with distilled water on every service. So its still going on and I will update in future as to actually how many months did my OEM battery lasted me. I am expecting that it will die this winter and one fine winter morning it will not be able to crank the engine. I hope for the best and keep my fingers crossed and above all touch wood.
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With the increasing popularity of AT cars, once you cross the 12-18 months mark make sure you have a set of Jumper Cables in your car.An AT cannot be realistically push started.
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My Indicas OEM battery lasted 4.5 years. It died as the car was idle for a long time (3 months +).
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Exclamation Need help on choosing battery for my Innova

My 4 years old Innova ( done 42,000 mms) battery died today
need to get a new battery asap
Got two choices from the local store :
1. Exide Express : 4,800/- ( 18 months + 6 Months warranty )
2. Amaron : 6,300 ( 18 + 18 months warranty )
Need help in selecting of these two or any other alternates
I will be using the Innova for at least two years more
Thanks in advance for your inputs guys
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My 4 years old Innova ( done 42,000 mms) battery died today
need to get a new battery asap
Got two choices from the local store :
1. Exide Express : 4,800/- ( 18 months + 6 Months warranty )
2. Amaron : 6,300 ( 18 + 18 months warranty )
Need help in selecting of these two or any other alternates
I will be using the Innova for at least two years more
Thanks in advance for your inputs guys
Ram
I would suggest Exide. (Heard from taxi men that Amaron doesnt work well with Diesel engines, I don't have first hand experience on diesel though!).
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I would suggest Exide. (Heard from taxi men that Amaron doesnt work well with Diesel engines, I don't have first hand experience on diesel though!).
What does diesel engines have to do with either exide or amaron? They just need a good battery of correct capacity just like petrol cars.
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What does diesel engines have to do with either exide or amaron? They just need a good battery of correct capacity just like petrol cars.
My thinking was that the composition / construction of Amaron doesn't go well with the high current requirement to crank diesel engines (in comparison to petrol ones, which are lighter to crank, relatively).
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3.5 years gone and still going strong. I Have a MS Swift Dzire. The battery is the Amaron from OEM.

Though I have a feeling that it will last another 6-10 months only.
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With the increasing popularity of AT cars, once you cross the 12-18 months mark make sure you have a set of Jumper Cables in your car.An AT cannot be realistically push started.
That is an interesting point sir. If an at car does run out of battery, is there any other way to get it started?
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Verna 4 years / 82000 km's - the battery did not crank last night. Had to call in someone who pushed and started it. Came home - tried starting it this morning BUT no luck. Looks like I will have to get a new one.

Any suggestions ?
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NHC came with amron, 6 years and going!!! Not strong though.....
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I have a chevy beat petrol and its 1 yr and 10 months old now. It has covered 11000K approx and it has not rested even for a day from the day it was bought, atleast we have driven it for a minimum 2 kms ( I am insisting this point not to make assumptions that, may be the car might have been rested for some days or weeks or months) and the OEM battery went dead just after the warranty period, in 14 months. So in here the battery is not used to a great extent or no case of not using it at all. When inquired about that in exide and in chevy service center, they told warranty is for 1 year ( I was in an assumption that warranty was 2 years for OEM batteries) and I need to replace it. I was so frustrated with exide at that time and would I go on a replacement with exide again? nooooo way. I have experience with amaron living for 7.5 years in our old santro, so without doubt went for amaron battery now.

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