Can a car battery last 12 years?

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asked Jan 25 in Other-Cars/Transportation by JiaJo90 (360 points)
Can a car battery last 12 years?

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answered Jan 25 by Shelde (33,780 points)
Some good quality car batteries can last 12 years and sometimes longer but some of the cheaper car batteries typically go bad after 5 to 7 years.

If your car does more sitting than driving then the battery can die a quicker death but driving your vehicle more often and keeping the battery charged up helps to extend the life of the battery.

Cold weather can also wreak havoc on car batteries and deplete some of the charge due to a chemical reaction which changes during cold weather.

So in cold weather make sure you put a charger on the cars battery if not driving it often.

Or drive the car more often even around town for 5 or 10 minutes to keep the battery charged up.

The longest I've had a vehicle battery last was in a truck and it lasted me 15 years and was an interstate battery.

Interstate batteries are pretty good quality batteries even though they are more expensive than cheaper batteries but in my opinion interstate batteries are good quality and long lasting batteries.

There's no way to know for sure if the interstate batteries will last 15 years today or not but you should get 8 to 10 years at least out of one.

Some good quality car batteries can last 10 years and even 15 years which has happened to me.

There's no guarantee that a car battery will last you longer than 10 years or even 5 years but the battery that I had last me 15 years was an interstate battery that I had in a truck.

I bought it 15 years ago at the time it died.

I was never expecting the interstate battery to last 15 years and I was maybe expecting 8 to 10 years at most but surprisingly the battery lasted me 15 years so I got my money's worth from it.

However if your battery today is a cheaper battery and it's 5 years old or older then I would be saving some money to get a new one before it leaves you stranded.

Most batteries today last at most 5 to 7 years depending on the battery brand.

The cheaper brand of batteries usually don't last as long.

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