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lkimchye 13-04-2018 06:34 AM

Car Battery
 
How soon must a car battery for a new car be replaced? In between the car battery must be topped up. What fluid is recommended?

tatsit 13-04-2018 07:07 AM

When should it be replaced depends on your usage, type and quality of your battery. Usually 2-3 years. Your mechanic should be able to advise you during servicing, can be checked using a voltmeter.

Car battery top up water... unless you are using very very old models, newer batteries are maintenance free, meaning no need to top up fluid.

li9ht5peed 13-04-2018 07:50 AM

The first sign is the starter seems to take more effort to start the car. Starting the car must be effortless. Any deviation means there is an issue.

thebatterystore 24-04-2018 02:36 PM

If you hear clicking sound when you crank your car or the light is dim, you may consider to replace a new maintenance free battery , you no need to top up the battery water . :o

ZWH rebmem 24-04-2018 03:49 PM

If it takes longer to crank up your engine, time for a chance.

Cannot judge using new or old car. New car battery will fail too.

weeza77 24-04-2018 04:25 PM

Wet cell battery can last longer than maintenance free battery.

logitech123 24-04-2018 06:08 PM

from my experience. maintenance free battery will just die without giving much warning.

i'm using optima yellow top battery now for 4yrs+ without problem.

ahzq17 25-04-2018 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lkimchye (Post 113788281)
How soon must a car battery for a new car be replaced? In between the car battery must be topped up. What fluid is recommended?

Nowadays, new cars come with maintenance-free battery. There is no need to top up fluid. Or should I say, the battery are fully sealed.

Once times up, replace. Base on statistics, it's 1.5 years for new car battery to get replaced. It also depends on driving habits.

New cars are equipped of lower spec battery from factory. Most probably because of costing.

I usually upgrade the battery after the 1st piece die. :D

SpinFire 25-04-2018 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by logitech123 (Post 114019937)
from my experience. maintenance free battery will just die without giving much warning.

i'm using optima yellow top battery now for 4yrs+ without problem.

Wow your battery last 4 years, strong. Mine died after almost 2 years

cscs3 25-04-2018 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weeza77 (Post 114017745)
Wet cell battery can last longer than maintenance free battery.

They ate both wet cell. Just some of the maintenance free type has the holes permanently seal.
Maintenance free battery will also dry up. So for those not permanently seal. Do check and top up when necessary. This will helps to prolong the battery life.

cscs3 25-04-2018 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by logitech123 (Post 114019937)
from my experience. maintenance free battery will just die without giving much warning.

i'm using optima yellow top battery now for 4yrs+ without problem.

Because people thought it don't need to maintain.

cscs3 25-04-2018 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpinFire (Post 114035334)
Wow your battery last 4 years, strong. Mine died after almost 2 years

My maintenance free battery also last me 4.5 year. As I top up the liquid when it falls low.

snipfer 25-04-2018 02:01 PM

Go Google and read more on car batteries. Discipline yourself to always TURN OFF everything before off engine. And do not TURN ON anything before starting the engine, idling for too long is also had for your battery. This way your battery will last longer.

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ahzq17 27-04-2018 02:21 PM

Battery article in SgCarMart
 
Came across a battery article by SgCarMart. It explains well the different types of battery in the market today. Normal Maintenance Free vs AGM vs EFB type.

Have a read guys!

http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/events...s.php?AID=3534

Got coupon code too! :s13:

snipfer 27-04-2018 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ahzq17 (Post 114074892)
Came across a battery article by SgCarMart. It explains well the different types of battery in the market today. Normal Maintenance Free vs AGM vs EFB type.

Have a read guys!

http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/events...s.php?AID=3534

Got coupon code too! :s13:

This is a paid write-up aka advertisement.

www.google.com got more unbiased and detailed information

https://www.rotronicsbms.com/battery-tips/what-you-need-to-know-about-efbs-enhanced-flooded-batteries/

Efb are just a enhanced version of Gel cell battery way below the AGM grade.


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logitech123 27-04-2018 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cscs3 (Post 114036176)
My maintenance free battery also last me 4.5 year. As I top up the liquid when it falls low.

maintenance free battery need to top up??? what battery are you using?

AL5509 27-04-2018 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by logitech123 (Post 114075304)
maintenance free battery need to top up??? what battery are you using?

Maybe a fully maintenance-able maintenance-free battery? =p

myviowner 27-04-2018 03:12 PM

simi maintenance free and need top up water....

liquidh 27-04-2018 03:27 PM

Do they still sell those batteries that require you to top up with battery water?!

Quote:

Originally Posted by snipfer (Post 114075046)
This is a paid write-up aka advertisement.

www.google.com got more unbiased and detailed information

https://www.rotronicsbms.com/battery...ded-batteries/

Efb are just a enhanced version of Gel cell battery way below the AGM grade.


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snipfer 27-04-2018 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by liquidh (Post 114075978)
Do they still sell those batteries that require you to top up with battery water?!

I still see sg lorries having those type of batteries. Should be still selling.

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limpingsim98 27-04-2018 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ahzq17 (Post 114074892)
Came across a battery article by SgCarMart. It explains well the different types of battery in the market today. Normal Maintenance Free vs AGM vs EFB type.

Have a read guys!

http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/events...s.php?AID=3534

Got coupon code too! :s13:

Some concept is wrong example: AGMs and EFBs have thicker internal plates than maintenance-free.

This means better is good for higher discard current. But not necessary means longer battery life.

Thinker plate means lower internal resistance and higher discharge current capability. As it is thick, it can build up chemical deposited quicker too and life spam may be shorter.

Come to the end is always use the recommended capacity and model designed for your car. Especially now a day, many cars has smart charging electronics build in. These circuit is design and tuned to specific capacity type.

http://www.sure-power.com/2014/01/flooded-vs-sealed-rechargeable-batteries/

limpingsim98 27-04-2018 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snipfer (Post 114075046)
This is a paid write-up aka advertisement.

www.google.com got more unbiased and detailed information

https://www.rotronicsbms.com/battery-tips/what-you-need-to-know-about-efbs-enhanced-flooded-batteries/

Efb are just a enhanced version of Gel cell battery way below the AGM grade.


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You are right. Is basically a advertisement.

limpingsim98 27-04-2018 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snipfer (Post 114078377)
I still see sg lorries having those type of batteries. Should be still selling.

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You are right. Still around, cheaper and last longer too. But not a prefer choice to lazy driver.

liquidh 27-04-2018 06:31 PM

Where to buy? If it is cheaper and lasts longer... :lick:

Quote:

Originally Posted by limpingsim98 (Post 114078966)
You are right. Still around, cheaper and last longer too. But not a prefer choice to lazy driver.


Gymrat76 29-04-2018 07:54 AM

From experience, most batteries these days will last 2 years before neeeding a replacement. After 2-3 incidents where Iíve had to jump start my car because of suddenly battery failure over the years, I now change my batteries at the 2 year mark (also recommended by a few workshops Iíve frequented over the years).

If you need to TOP up, use distilled water (available from petrol stations)

hachi 29-04-2018 09:25 AM

I alway change battery yearly, and sell of the second hand one. So it cost me $30-40 for battery per year and treat it as maintenance item.
Battery less than a year still look very good, and also good for those who want to scrap their ride and tide them over. Win win.

tankgunner 29-04-2018 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hachi (Post 114104278)
I alway change battery yearly, and sell of the second hand one. So it cost me $30-40 for battery per year and treat it as maintenance item.
Battery less than a year still look very good, and also good for those who want to scrap their ride and tide them over. Win win.

How much can you sell for?

koolaid 29-04-2018 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hachi (Post 114104278)
I alway change battery yearly, and sell of the second hand one. So it cost me $30-40 for battery per year and treat it as maintenance item.
Battery less than a year still look very good, and also good for those who want to scrap their ride and tide them over. Win win.

Makes sense. Where do u trade in? How much is the trade in? How much for a new batt?

hachi 29-04-2018 10:18 AM

New one $85 for my ride, sold of the old one $50. Charged and ready to use. Don't need to trade in, go thru carousell.
Other battery models maybe different.

liquidh 29-04-2018 10:34 AM

What’s the capacity of your battery?

Quote:

Originally Posted by hachi (Post 114104915)
New one $85 for my ride, sold of the old one $50. Charged and ready to use. Don't need to trade in, go thru carousell.
Other battery models maybe different.


cscs3 29-04-2018 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by logitech123 (Post 114075304)
maintenance free battery need to top up??? what battery are you using?

I am using Yuasa (think it has a new name, Japan made) one. Just need to remove the sticker and you can do the top up. Some battery is sealed with plastic cap and you cannot remove it.

If your car use AGM battery, then you cannot open it as AGM battery do not allow top up. This happen to my friend new car using AGM battery (factory). And here is the warning in the manual in case of changing new battery:

-Ensure an AGM battery is fitted.
-In all cases, an AGM battery must be installed and registered in the vehicle for the ISG function to work perfectly.
-ISG system’s stabilization may take 4 hours after new battery installation.
-ISG function is operates about 4 hours later and 2 times cranking by user.
-But first 25 times, the ISG function can operates regardless of ISG system stability for ISG function operating check.


Do not open the AGM battery.
The AGM battery must not be opened under any circumstances
as the introduction of oxygen from the air will cause the battery to lose
its chemical equilibrium and rendered non-operational.

cscs3 29-04-2018 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gymrat76 (Post 114103471)
From experience, most batteries these days will last 2 years before neeeding a replacement. After 2-3 incidents where Iíve had to jump start my car because of suddenly battery failure over the years, I now change my batteries at the 2 year mark (also recommended by a few workshops Iíve frequented over the years).

If you need to TOP up, use distilled water (available from petrol stations)

Yes correct. Use only distilled water. And do not over fill.

cscs3 29-04-2018 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tankgunner (Post 114104615)
How much can you sell for?

I got it from the company few month before my old car went for scrap (went to ask procedures and document need to prepared). They sell it at $35 (55A type for Honda Civic). From the date printed on battery, is close to one year old. Guess they took it out from those car went for scrapping.

At the time I sent my car for scrapping. I pass/swap the battery with my friend's car.

hachi 29-04-2018 04:13 PM

Some drive till cannot start, some just change it as preventative maintenence.

market98 29-04-2018 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cscs3 (Post 114107880)
Yes correct. Use only distilled water. And do not over fill.

How about adding 5% acid water?

gtreds 29-04-2018 10:26 PM

Depends on your luck,my previous Amaron last 3years and when i changed to a brand that starts with P because i called for emergency service and the guy didn't have Amaron,the battery only lasted 11 months and went flat because it was leaking and the guy didn't want to cover my warranty.

I jumpstart my car via a nice friend and change to a Amaron.Tried and trusted brand

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hachi 29-04-2018 11:39 PM

Agreed, also used Amaron battery for the past 5 years. No issue.

cscs3 30-04-2018 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by market98 (Post 114116373)
How about adding 5% acid water?

Don't need acid.
https://youtu.be/3eOXR1GnQN0
I would suggest to add battery water to those completely seal battery as difficult to seal it back. Some brand only sealed with tape as is best to top up when needed.

funky05 01-10-2019 06:06 PM

13.11 v
Resistance 07.88
Life 40%

My car battery reading.. time for change?

weeza77 01-10-2019 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gtreds (Post 114116659)
Depends on your luck,my previous Amaron last 3years and when i changed to a brand that starts with P because i called for emergency service and the guy didn't have Amaron,the battery only lasted 11 months and went flat because it was leaking and the guy didn't want to cover my warranty.

I jumpstart my car via a nice friend and change to a Amaron.Tried and trusted brand

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Post the emergency guy name so we can avoid in the future..

myviowner 02-10-2019 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by funky05 (Post 123026414)
13.11 v
Resistance 07.88
Life 40%

My car battery reading.. time for change?

Car left how long to go?
If more than a year, change lah for a peace of mind.

funky05 02-10-2019 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myviowner (Post 123034828)
Car left how long to go?
If more than a year, change lah for a peace of mind.

Okay bro thanks

bh10101 02-10-2019 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by market98 (Post 114116373)
How about adding 5% acid water?

add simi? lemon water? :s13:

myviowner 02-10-2019 01:21 PM

Replying to a 2018 question.... come on dude... lolz

bh10101 02-10-2019 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myviowner (Post 123039129)
Replying to a 2018 question.... come on dude... lolz

is coming to end of 2019 la..
time to change the battery loh.. :s13::s13:

hachi 02-10-2019 02:10 PM

Just do it..

airxairx 03-10-2019 08:56 AM

My car battery also went dead in Feb this year. The mobile battery guy came and changed to a Sail brand battery. So far so good. ANyone has feedback on Sail? Really scare car cannot start.

hachi 03-10-2019 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by airxairx (Post 123050867)
My car battery also went dead in Feb this year. The mobile battery guy came and changed to a Sail brand battery. So far so good. ANyone has feedback on Sail? Really scare car cannot start.

Just buy a battery jump start set. Less than 100. Then don't need to scare lo...

Don't understand, nowaday still got people call mobile battery... Unless some other starting issue..

messi1986 03-10-2019 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hachi (Post 123054666)
Just buy a battery jump start set. Less than 100. Then don't need to scare lo...

Don't understand, nowaday still got people call mobile battery... Unless some other starting issue..

Any battery jump start set to intro?

newcell 03-10-2019 04:50 PM

Had a lithium battery jump start set before. But throw away after hearing many incidents about such battery. Now only keep jump start cable.


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