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Old 7th May 2008, 13:05   #121
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I replaced my indica battery in last month which was more than 3 years old. car read approx 75000kms
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Old 7th May 2008, 14:37   #122
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The OEM battery in our M 800 lasted 4 and a half years!! It was changed in the second half of 2004.
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Old 7th May 2008, 14:47   #123
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the OEM battery (at least not Exide) in my 2004 Zen is still going strong after 3.5 years.

the OEM battery in my safari in 2006 Safari is going on after 1.5 years
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Old 8th May 2008, 08:46   #124
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The OEM battery in my Santro went well for over 5 years and a bit more. Changed it last year to an Exide.
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Old 16th July 2008, 11:41   #125
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The OE Exide battery on my Santro lasted for 7 years! I have now sold the car to one of my friends and the car still runs on it. It has been 8 years till now!!! No Problems at all!
I have bought the Santro from nan a year back and the battery lasted till yesterday. ie 8 years .
Yesterday i changed to AMARON GO as the OEM Exide Freedom finally gave up yesterday .
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Old 16th July 2008, 21:48   #126
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About 20 months.. just 35000 kms.

Accent Viva CRDi
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Old 22nd August 2008, 09:57   #127
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My Exide OEM lasted for exactly 7 years & 60,000 KMS.
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Old 22nd August 2008, 10:11   #128
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previous Santro Exide OEM lasted for five years/55000 km. Baleno Exide OEM is 2 years 11 months and going strong. I once drained the battery, within three months of purchase of the car, as I had left the boot open for two days in the garage. It was jump started, then I drove it for around 30 kms, did not need external charge.
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Old 22nd August 2008, 10:12   #129
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My Exide OEM lasted for exactly 7 years & 60,000 KMS.
That would probably qualify for a Guinness record!
Could you give a few pointers to what, if anything, you did to help it last that long?
In fact most of the complaints of premature failure were about Exide batteries.
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That would probably qualify for a Guinness record!
Could you give a few pointers to what, if anything, you did to help it last that long?
In fact most of the complaints of premature failure were about Exide batteries.
Nothing special since it was a maintenance free !

1. Always idled the car for 1 min on the morning start.

2. Never ran ICE when the engine was not running.

3. Periodic service for the car(not for the battery specifically).

4. Kept the terminals free from rust.

5. Always switched off all the lights/ICE before cranking.

And, bought a new Exide with 5 years warranty.

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Old 22nd August 2008, 11:00   #131
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My Zen came with an OE SF Battery. Lasted me 6 years, 33k kms.
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Old 22nd August 2008, 17:38   #132
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My earlier two Maruti Omni vehicles (Dec 1995 & July 2000) had factory fitted Exide batteries that lasted for more than 4 years each.

Hyundai Santro Xing XG (Feb 05) has a factory fitted Exide maintenance free battery which is three and a half years old as of today and is still going strong.

Current Maruti Alto LXi (May 08) which is 3 months old has an Exide maintenance free battery!
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Old 31st August 2008, 13:15   #133
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Hi,

My Scorpio will complete 5 yrs on 9th Sept 2008. The Original Amaron Battery is still going strong.

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Old 1st September 2008, 09:33   #134
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On my Santro, Battery ran for as long as I had it with me, that was just 2 years.
On my Accent Viva (Petrol), Battery ran for 4 years, and had to replace it, because my kid left the hazard lamps blinking for about 24hrs, after which I couldn't get it recharged.

I was thinking my battery life on Accent was cut too short because of unattended battery usage for prolonged time, but looking at some owners hear, I don't feel so bad any more
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Old 30th September 2008, 16:55   #135
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Hi,

I have a Scorpio. Finally I changed my OEM Amaron Battery after 5 Years and one Month.
It was still working fine, just that on my way back from Manali when i was changing a flat tyre with wipers, lights and the Stereo on, it didn't start.
We did a push start.

After returning to Delhi it had been working fine for the lat 2 weeks, but i don't want to take chances, so i changed it.

No guesses that i want an Amaron again.
The Amaron OEM battery was 65D26R, white and black in color. The Amaron Distributor and the Amaron Regional Sales Manager in Delhi told me that the model for replacement is 90D26R, which is green in color. I am wondering if it is as good as the OEM.

The mechanics generally say that a replacement battery will never last as long as the original OEM battery. Is that true ?

Are the replacement batteries of the same companies inferior to the OEM batteries sold to the manufacturers ?

Anyways I bought the new Amaron Battery for Rs 4000/= in exchange for the old 5 year old but working Amaron Battery. Is that a fair price ?

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