Car batterys

Submitted: Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 07:49
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Good morning guys
The battery in my wife's Hyundai I 45 has finely give up It 7 year old
Would you please recommend a good long lasting battery
Thanks guys
Chris
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Reply By: Gronk - Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 08:37

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 08:37
If they're available, the same battery you take out. 7yrs is a good run......so that brand of battery is obviously good.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:16

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:16
I agree 7 years is good, so buy what you know.

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:03

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:03
Support Australian made and buy a Century Battery, Its the only Australian battery manufacturing company as far as i know ! We need to keep what we make here as long as we can. Regards, Michael
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Follow Up By: Genny - Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:15

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:15
I only got a bit over 12 months out of the last Century battery I bought. It got a bit lazy starting. Auto electrician load tested it, said it was stuffed, and advised me to take it to the local Century agent as it was still under warranty. I took it to the agent, he tested the VOLTAGE, said it was a good battery, and refused to replace it.

The last Century I will ever buy.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 13:47

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 13:47
Genny, You will always get that outcome when you get a dud battery and an agent who refuses to fix the problem. I would have taken it further and still been a happy customer with my replacement battery. We have 3 vehicles all with Century batteries since Exide took their manufacturing to some third world country and
we are having a good run out of them. regards Michael.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:34

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:34
You want longevity ? Buy the correct terminal configuration 'Red top Optima' ,, wifes 05 Jeep Cherokee 2.8 Diesel still on the ORIGINAL factory fitted Optima , 196,000 odd k.....
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Follow Up By: CSeaJay - Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 13:02

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 13:02
Optima will perhaps be a bit of an overkill for a Hyundai hatchback
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 17:09

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 17:09
CSeaJay , 'overkill' ? A new Optima 'redtop' costs around $280 or less ....Work out the initial cost divided by years of performance ....
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 17:16

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 17:16
Its a Korean shitbox, any old battery worth half that $280 will do the job for as long.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 19:38

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 19:38
Yes, that’s why they win award after award!
By the way what do you drive?

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Follow Up By: Darian - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 16:42

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 16:42
Chris...please excuse Garry....he could be having a bad day...its not common for posters to insult others here.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 18:54

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 18:54
I've had 2 Hyundai's...both Elantras....couldn't have been happier.
I call them the Korean Corolla, but to be honest, I'd have one over a Toyota small car any day !!
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Follow Up By: chris a - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 19:40

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 19:40
Thanks every one
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Follow Up By: Gbc.. - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 20:10

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 20:10
I’d be looking up the model first. Some hyundais need particular batteries, namely i20’s. Worked back over time Optimas always end up being the cheapest battery I have bought for any of my shitboxes.
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Reply By: Batt's - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 23:40

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 23:40
That's a good run go the same one what brand is it by the way my wife is up to her 3rd battery in her 1.8ltr 2011 Elantra never had such a bad run with batteries in a car before the Elantra.

While your there the gearbox went last yr think it done around 125,000km cost $7,000 to replace not sure why it went but make sure you get them to change the oil and filter when due or earlier. They done have a dipstick so you can check the colour of the oil or level.
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