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Tire threads, Wiper threads, how bout Batteries??

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For the first time in history tonight I pro actively replaced by battery BEFORE that first really cold morning of the year when 4-5 year old batteries die all over town.  Drove over to the parts store and had it tested because I had noticed it was sounding a little squemish lately.  It tested at 53% of capacity or whatever so I had them put in the "gold" model with the most cranking amps that fit.

 

Mission Accomplished!  I also picked up another jug of Rain X orange:yahoo:

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This is a bad example for those who care about you. Now who will they have for funny stories about the key going "click-whuuuhuuhuh-silence" in the ski lot at 4:30 pm? :nono: 

 

The rest of us will let things go, thanks. I happen to like calling AAA. Keeps the locals in business. 

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I cancelled AAA because my full coverage insurance includes everything AAA does with the exception of the bail bond.  Regardless though, they've been sending me "free renewal if you act now, your new card is enclosed" junk mail for three years now.

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My old car's battery leaks a bit...So before I got that changed, I always have to keep a pair of jump start cable in the trunk so I can "borrow" electricity from other folks in the parking lot...

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My insurance supposedly does as well. Should have called them when Allstate Motor Club told me that no one came to my area to do towing anymore. This was near my house! Called the local guy who came right out and will submit the bill to get reimbursed, but what's the point of a motor club if they are telling you to find your own tow? By the time Allstate told me the bad news I was already sitting in a cold car in the rain and snow for 45 minutes, so wasn't going to turn around and deal with another person in Pakistan asking endless questions about policy numbers and cross streets. But will go to the insurance company next time for sure. And shop for a different auto club.
post #6 of 13

Optima Red Top....don't leave home without it! The last two I've had lasted 8 years, give or take.

 

http://www.optimabatteries.com/us/en/products/

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Originally Posted by LaserPower View Post
 

My old car's battery leaks a bit...So before I got that changed, I always have to keep a pair of jump start cable in the trunk so I can "borrow" electricity from other folks in the parking lot...


Last night I was meeting my family for dinner at a restaurant.  I arrived a few minutes before them and was trolling the lot for a decent parking spot.  Some random person standing outside the front door of the place starts waving at me like they know me.  I roll down the window and he asks me if I can jump his car over in one of the parking lots.  So, I did and bragged about buying a new battery the previous day because the same thing happens to me about every 4-5 years on the first really cold day of the year.

 

Was that you??

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Last night I was meeting my family for dinner at a restaurant.  I arrived a few minutes before them and was trolling the lot for a decent parking spot.  Some random person standing outside the front door of the place starts waving at me like they know me.  I roll down the window and he asks me if I can jump his car over in one of the parking lots.  So, I did and bragged about buying a new battery the previous day because the same thing happens to me about every 4-5 years on the first really cold day of the year.

Was that you??

Lol probably not~
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Optima Red Top....don't leave home without it! The last two I've had lasted 8 years, give or take.

 

http://www.optimabatteries.com/us/en/products/

Optima batteries aren't what they used to be since JC bought them and moved manufacturing. Lots of people have problems with one and two year old batteries. The Odyssey is the better choice, now, for the common application vs. an Optima. Then you get into the Deka's and lithium ion batteries for more specialized needs.

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batteries. The Odyssey is the better choice, now, for the common application vs. an Optima. Then you get into the Deka's and lithium ion batteries for more specialized needs.

 

*sigh* first they're completely N/A in a form factor my car would call for, now I've changed cars and they're not what they used to be.   

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*sigh* first they're completely N/A in a form factor my car would call for, now I've changed cars and they're not what they used to be.   

Get the Obama Battery. Close enough To Optima. And you can have something to thank for.
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Get the Obama Battery. Close enough To Optima. And you can have something to thank for.


Everything from alternator failure to transmission failure and flat tires gets blamed on the Obama battery :-P

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Everything from alternator failure to transmission failure and flat tires gets blamed on the Obama battery :-P

Include but not limited to driver stupidity.
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