Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th April 2014, 22:36   #586
Senior - BHPian
 
rajeev k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Emerging Metro
Posts: 3,281
Thanked: 1,654 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajeev k View Post
The Amaron, OE in my 2005 Swift Vxi is going to complete Eight very long years of absolutely trouble free service in four days time. That is by December 8.
It finally conked off in February which is eight years and two and a half months.
rajeev k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2014, 16:25   #587
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Can someone share experience on electronics heavy cars? Skoda Laura, 5 series and C class am particularly interested in. My experience is that 3 year+ on these cars is good. Also Fortuner any experience ? What can I expect
Krishnan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2014, 02:19   #588
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 933
Thanked: 416 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

Amaron battery in my Tata Safari Dicor lasted for 53 months. Replaced it with an another Amaron battery.
JoseVijay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2014, 10:51   #589
BHPian
 
sudeep.pandya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chhindwara(M.P)
Posts: 177
Thanked: 277 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

My OEM battery of Verna is now at its 5th year. Still going strong!
sudeep.pandya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th May 2014, 19:53   #590
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Madras
Posts: 588
Thanked: 138 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

The second Exide Matrix battery on my WagonR is going strong even after 81 Months.
hyper-VTEC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd June 2014, 11:45   #591
BHPian
 
sandeep3in's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 196
Thanked: 42 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

Hi BHPians,

I have a Punto 1.3 MJD Emotion which is 3 Years and 8 Months old and the today it showed up 'EBD Failure' at the start of the engine and if i repeat it again then it goes away. Checked with Service Centre and they told the issue is weak battery and needs replacement. The OEM battery is 50 AH Exide Battery.

Checked in two sites www.batterybhai.com and www.batterywale.com, the Amaron battery which are quoted are 55AH and 60AH batteries. Is it fine to go ahead and change with higher capacity battery or should I stick with 50AH battery.

Note: I have Relay for higher powered headlights and Race Dynamics ECU in my car and would like to know if the higher powered Battery would affect these instruments.

Thanks
sandeep3in is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2014, 20:08   #592
BHPian
 
neelchak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 43
Thanked: 24 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

My Linea's OEM Exide battery lasted for almost exactly 3 years. Lasted from October- 2010 to October-2013. My car used to have hot ignition failure. The mechanics advised me that it was because of the battery. Ever since, I changed the battery, I never had the same problem. I replaced it with Amaron as I was getting a better deal (price, warranty wise) than Exide and others, and also the reviews of Amaron were pretty good. So far no problem.
neelchak is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2014, 21:42   #593
BHPian
 
Geo_Ipe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vellore
Posts: 344
Thanked: 238 Times
Default

OEM Exide lasted 7 n a half years on my Santro Xing.
Replaced with Amaron, just cos I thought I'd give a different brand a try!
Attached Thumbnails
Car battery life - How long did your battery last?-1401898256766.jpg  

Car battery life - How long did your battery last?-1401898299927.jpg  

Geo_Ipe is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2014, 23:36   #594
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 596
Thanked: 18 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

Just two days back I changed my car battery from OEM to EXIDE. It was fully dead and stopped in middle of the road. It lasted 7.6 years with all the music and display system.
arin_12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd July 2014, 09:50   #595
Senior - BHPian
 
zenren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CLT/TVM/HYD
Posts: 2,578
Thanked: 1,720 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

Replaced my petrol Swift's battery with Exide after 6 years and 2 months.
zenren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th July 2014, 11:42   #596
BHPian
 
dre@ms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Twin City
Posts: 475
Thanked: 95 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

Amaron in my Honda City lasted exactly for 2 years. All of a sudden it went dead and now replaced with Exide.
dre@ms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th July 2014, 11:49   #597
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Baroda
Posts: 131
Thanked: 58 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
Amaron in my Honda City lasted exactly for 2 years. All of a sudden it went dead and now replaced with Exide.
Its funny it happened. My Honda City's battery went kaput exactly 5 days over its 2nd birthday. I was surprised. With most OEM batteries going strong for 3 years +. But I guess Honda has to be blamed for such a lousy OEM battery. My car was a June 2010 purchase.
abs182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th July 2014, 11:52   #598
BHPian
 
dre@ms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Twin City
Posts: 475
Thanked: 95 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

Quote:
Originally Posted by abs182 View Post
Its funny it happened. My Honda City's battery went kaput exactly 5 days over its 2nd birthday. I was surprised. With most OEM batteries going strong for 3 years +. But I guess Honda has to be blamed for such a lousy OEM battery. My car was a June 2010 purchase.
Agree. I was under an impression that the battery can be charged, but the battery guy after inspecting said it needs to be replaced. Hope Exide lasts longer.
dre@ms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th July 2014, 13:59   #599
Distinguished - BHPian
 
IronH4WK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,403
Thanked: 2,773 Times
Default

My neighbour's Exide in his Swift VDI died just short of 3.5yrs. This was the OEM battery. How come same battery lasts shorter or longer in same/different cars?
IronH4WK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2014, 13:36   #600
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 358
Thanked: 126 Times
Default Re: OEM car battery life - How long did your OE battery last?

My Fabia OEM battery seems to be dead since last couple of days, needs to be checked for how is the condition.
Never gave a problem in 5 & 1/2 years till now.

Is it ok to just show it to neighborhood mechanic, or should only show to an authorised battery dealer and/or car service center??
deepv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Your new cars suspension: How long should it last on our roads? Rtech The Indian Car Scene 102 15th November 2015 07:23
How long will a battery last without being used ? mithun Technical Stuff 12 2nd October 2015 14:44
Did this last weekend - Chennai-Trichy-Dindigul-Kodaikanal-Madurai-Trichy-Chennai srikanthpotluri Route / Travel Queries 2 2nd November 2011 02:20
When did you last get stuck and what were the learnings Baburajs 4x4 Technical 48 1st May 2009 12:01
Did your dealership tell you about ABS and Airbags during delivery of your car? amit The Indian Car Scene 24 10th February 2008 12:44


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:02.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks