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Old 17th August 2014, 19:26   #616
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Original Exide battery in my Swift VDI lasted for 4 years and replaced at 52K KM
Now at 1L KM replaced with Amaron.
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Old 26th August 2014, 17:17   #617
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battery changes on my cars

Ritz Vxi - original battery done 80k kms and still running. coming to 5 years now
Chevrolet Optra 1.6- 1st change done by dad so dont know. 2nd change by me at 205k kms in the 9th year
Skoda Laura 2.0 TDI CR AT - 1st change at 110k kms in the 4th year
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Estimated cost of bmw (525i) battery replacement is Rs.48,000 at the dealer.

Request advice from other Bmw owners , if they have ever changed their batteries out elsewhere except the dealer.

Currently, it has the Varta AGM 12v 80 Ah OEM battery.

There is some kind of reprogramming required as well after replacement.

What are the options for replacements.

Request assistance in selection.
Finally , Changed the 525i's OEM battery.
It was a 2008 battery so lasted for 6 yrs.

BMW navnit provides BMW original batteries by Exide.
The varta was a 640 Ah and Exide was also avlb in 640 Ah.
I got the 720 Ah (~ Rs. 23K) put in but it requires programming before fixing.
Cost diff between the 2 was barely 1500 rs.

The AGM battery was for Rs. 42k.

Ended up paying ~Rs.29k with labour and taxes.
Did it at the dealer since outside garages wouldn't know how to program and register the battery after fixing it.

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My Fiesta SXI 1.6 Petrol stock battery lasted almost 5 years and yesterday only i saw it draining away. I will once again prefer to have ford stock battery if possible or else go for Exide
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The Exide battery on my Wagon R lasted 4+ years and around 70K kms. Current one on Ertiga is an Amaron. Lets See!
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My Amaron battery from March 2007 is still going strong ! It ran upto April 2013 in my Esteem and is now running in my Omni....over 7 years !
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The stock Motorcraft battery on my Ford Figo lasted 4 years 3 months, 39000kms. Dealer said that these batteries are only expected to last between 4-5 years.
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Car- petrol igen i20
Model- July 2012

OE Battery replaced- Oct 2014

Battery was from exide and it was disappointing to replace OE battery because of dead cell in 29 months though the car had done 50k kms.
Replaced with Amaron
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My 2003 Wagon R got the first battery replacement in 2008, and second in 2013.
while my 2008 Innova ran 1.9 Lakh km till 2012 without a change before being sold.
The battery in my Polo did not last long, replaced the stock battery from my July 2012 model last week. All three were Exide.

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My 2003 Indica's battery lasted till 2010. Yes! 7 yrs! The car had low running though. Was sold in 2013 @43000 kms only.
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The Amaron white battery on our new Hyundai Eon drains out in two-three weeks when left unused. This is versus the two months and odd range we used to get on our ancient Maruti Zen, but on Amaron green, before it needed charging. I think this's a general concern with Hyundais these days.
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The stock battery on our 2009 December Maruti Ritz Vxi conked out in the first week of this month. Lasted for close to 5 years but for the past few months cranking had been pretty weak. Replaced it with Amaron Flo 35 Ah from the local battery dealer.
Total damages : 3300/- after 800/- buy back on the old battery.
Could note the difference immediately on startup. Cranking is back to how it should be. The Flo model comes with a 4 year manufacturer warranty as well.

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The OE Amaron Black-700RMF 65Ah battery on my Scorpio lasted all of 5 years and 2 months, and was replaced yesterday.
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5 years and 2 months, 118,251 km:
The battery had been protesting for the last couple of weeks, and refused to crank effortlessly. At 5 years and 2 months, it has done its duty and much more. It was time for it to retire.



Replaced it with an Amaron Go 105D31R 85Ah (bigger) battery yesterday, at an exchange price of Rs.4200.






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5 years passed, no problems so far with Amaron OEM battery in our Santro. The has covered only 18K km so far & it is occasionally used by dad.
Since the car is occasionally used we made it a habit to check the battery regularly & start the car and allow it to run idle for 10 min once in 3 days. I think the battery has another 3 year life left in it.
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The OEM battery ( Motorcraft battery ) in my pre-owned Ford Figo 1.4 ZXI Diesel conked off after two and a half years (~30 months). Replaced it with Amaron FLO 45 DIN . The friendly battery shop near my house matched batterybhai.com's quote of Rs. 3900.

What was surprising was that there were no tell-tale signs of battery weakness. The car wasin the middle of a 200 KM trip and the car simply refused to start after our coffee break.
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