What to do when battery is on its last legs
I have a 2005 Hyundai Tucson with 90,000 miles on it. I've never had a problem since I purchased the vehicle, but I'm worried the battery will fail sometime soon because of its age.
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When do you change your battery ?
This is a good article from the Boston Herald and raises some good
points. What we tend to forget is that not everyone lives in the cities and towns, and so some drivers may be worried in case their battery fails them in an unusual spot in the middle of nowhere. Especially in a massive country like the USA.
In my opinion there are a few different options. I think that if the car was mine I would take it to a good Autocentre or garage and have the battery tested. We test the customer’s battery when the customer’s car is having a service and we inform them if the battery needs replacing. The garage would test the battery and if in any doubt, and then replace the battery.
Another option would be to keep a new battery in your garage, or any other handy place where you can lay your hands on it in the case of an emergency. You could keep a new battery in the boot of your car but there is always the chance that the battery might fall over and spill the acid, so that would not be a good idea.
I would say though that if your 2005 Hyundai Tucson with 90,000 miles on it has the original battery fitted , then you should buy a new battery so that you will have peace of mind in order that the old battery will not let you down. Also when you do finally buy your battery, do not necessarily go for a cheap car battery. You should be looking for a reputable make, do a little research and you could save yourself some money by buying the new battery online.
Best of luck Eric Roberts