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Old 13-04-2018, 06:34 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 13-04-2018, 07:07 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 13-04-2018, 07:50 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 24-04-2018, 02:36 PM   #4
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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 .
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Old 24-04-2018, 03:49 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 24-04-2018, 04:25 PM   #6
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Wet cell battery can last longer than maintenance free battery.
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Old 24-04-2018, 06:08 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 25-04-2018, 10:35 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 25-04-2018, 01:14 PM   #9
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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
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Old 25-04-2018, 01:49 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 25-04-2018, 01:50 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 25-04-2018, 01:53 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 25-04-2018, 02:01 PM   #13
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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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Old 27-04-2018, 02:21 PM   #14
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Red face 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!
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Old 27-04-2018, 02:30 PM   #15
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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!
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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