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Old 5th May 2008, 15:00   #31
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i used to maintain my exide battery very well. no extreme use. one day suddenly in the morning my car didnt crank. one cell from the battery had died . no clue how did this happen suddenly. now i have got amaron. no issues over amaron. i feel they are best for todays high performance cars.
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I've replaced EXIDE batteries (3 of them including the OEM one) in the last 7.5 yrs. for my WagonR I was thinking that there was some thing wrong in my driving or using the battery. Now I changed to Amaron and hopefully things should look up.

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Battery can go Kaput based on multiple issues -

1. faulty battery
2. Faulty charging system
3. High usage of battery power
4. Non-usage of the car for long duration of time

Faulty battery - one can do nothing but pray that you don't get a lemon.

faulty charging system - Get the car A.S.S to check this out

High usage of battery power - This is the most common reason for battery failure. The reason here are -

1. Frequent starts and stops (If you do start -stop for more than
6 times a day) and cover less distance during the day (<25 km)

2. High Load due to additional ICE and other battery Hoggers - An Amp and/or a Sub woofer are main culprits.


Non-usage of the car for long time - If you do not use the car for more than 3 months
then the battery would go down unless you have disconnected the connections to the battery. Even if you do disconnect and not use it for 4-6 months the battery would need additional charging before it can be put to use.
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Old 5th May 2008, 15:50   #34
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this is surprising.

My dad's Exide in his Alto 1.1 lasted him 5 years & some days.

Mine is now 2.5 years + & is going well even after all the ICE+twin horns etc etc.

Have crossed my fingers
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Old 6th May 2008, 11:10   #35
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The OEM Exide on my Pulsar conked off within 2 years. Don't trust Exide like in the olden days !
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Amazing spate of failures. After 4 years of service, my Contessa's Exide ATB has packed up too. The Amaron in my Fiat is still going strong. Ding dong.
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People buying batteries for cars at least have other options.

A friend has a Dio and the battery conked off just after the warranty period expired. bought another Exide as there are no options for two-wheelers. Exactly one year and 4 days since that was installed, it too died. Now, the Dio is being used without a working battery.

Any options for two wheeler batteries ?
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Funnily enough, Exide has worked quite well in my cars (touch wood!)
I agree. Both my cars, the esteem and the M800 came with factory fitted exide batteries.

The exide in the esteem lasted for over 4 years although it had run only some 35k KMS. The one in the 800 conked out in less than 24k KMS or 3 years. Now both have Amaron's and I'm pretty satisfied.

Ensure to check the distilled water level and the charge once every month and more frequently in summer. For the Amaron's I check the water level at a local batter shop once every 3-4 months. The indicator on the vattery may not be very accurate you know.
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Exide is considered a very average battery in N. America, not bad and not first rate.
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Its been 3 years since i changed to Amaron & i have actually forgotten that there is a battery in the engine bay.

Amazing performer
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Its been 3 years since i changed to Amaron & i have actually forgotten that there is a battery in the engine bay.

Amazing performer
In my case, its been 2 years since I changed from Exide to Amaron hi-life.
After that, even my simple ICE setup sounds way better...

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Exide is considered a very average battery in N. America, not bad and not first rate.
I am sure Johnson Controls (Amaron collaborator) has a far better image there.

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Sorry to hear about this, do let us know what you paid for the Amaron. Ding Dong.
OT: To be precise, its Ting Tong... not Ding Dong
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My Exide had gone off in my Victor in just 15K Kms :( But have no other options i guess. Had to replace it soon.
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Our experience with Exide has been pretty good. Our car has been fitted with an Exide maintenance free battery and its running trouble free for more than three years.

We also have an Exide battery for an inverter which has been running without trouble for 4 years even though we haven't checked the water level in its lifetime (I know thats a bad practice).
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Signs of her in the death bed. I guess her days are numbered now.

Prophesy fulfilled.

Got a sluggish start in the morning.
Got her to the battery guy for a check up.
Found that the water had dried up again.

Will be replacing the battery this weekend.

Options: Amaron, Exide or Tata Green.
Tata Green with 15 months warranty was quoted at 2800.
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