2012 Elantra GLS battery

Discussion in 'General' started by schuylkill, May 9, 2017.

  1. schuylkill

    schuylkill Well-Known Member

    I need a new battery. Any hot deals or hot batteries I should be aware of? This morning I78 was closed for about an hour for install of beams for a new overpass. When I went to start up, nothing. Unbelievably a tow rig saw my situation and had me started in minutes. I was stranded in the flow of traffic. Also the rig behind me was nice enough to stick around behind me with his flashers on while my car was jumped.
     
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  2. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    The OEM battery in my Acura lasted 4 years. I went to a battery shop and replaced it with a Centennial battery which lasted 9 years (!) and would have lasted longer had I not accidentally discharged it by leaving a light on. I would go out of my way to get another Centennial battery.
     
  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    The battery in my 08 Civic died at the worst possible place- red light , left lane , morning commute. I think I was in Park with (obviously) engine off. I found that you can't even shift into neutral without electricity. Had to have the car towed. The tow truck operator , a fine tattooed ex-con , had to winch it up on his flatbed, tires dragging. A painful ($$$) and unpleasant experience. The battery was almost exactly five years old. I think I'm going to look into a Centennial or other premium battery. I understand the Prius may not be real happy if/when the 12V dies , so I want to be pro-active about this.
     
  4. schuylkill

    schuylkill Well-Known Member

    I bought a battery that night on the way home, got it at Walmart. It's an upgrade for cranking and cold cranking amps, and 3 year replacement then 2 years pro-rated. I've read that Johnson Controls makes the batteries for Walmart. The voltage read out on my ultragauge was bouncing around so I didn't want to wait. The most mechanical guy here at work gets his batteries at Walmart because of their no hassle warranty exchange.
     
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