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    Maunus is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    need battery?


    good morning! My car battery is about 3 years old. i read that only 30% of batteries make it to 4 years. i do NOT wish to break down in the winter, last winter was weeks below zero. would rather pay now than have to get towed.

    does it seem reasonable to get a new battery NOW?

    if so, which one?

    2008 DTS, i THINK original was a/c delco. i hear that lots of batteries with different names are made by the same company!

    battery is under back seat.

    THANKS GUYS!
    Bob


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    CBOYLE is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: need battery?

    AC Delco.....Prices at dealers are very good.

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    Re: need battery?

    I replaced mine in the spring of 2012...it was still working fine, but I was fixing to go on a 10,000 mile trip and didn't want to get stranded on the road somewhere.

    Here is some pretty good info on batteries...

    http://batteryfaq.org/

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    Re: need battery?

    3 years is a bit premature. I do the batteries in the car and trucks at 5 years. Your car takes a ?? Group 79 ?? battery with at least an 800 CCA rating - higher is better (more starting punch). I'm currently running Exide batteries in 3 vehicles and have no electrical problems. Make very sure the battery vent manifold is properly connected and that the drain tube goes through the floor pan. Any vapor leaks there and you can expect holes in the floor in a fairly short time. Check the cleanliness and tightness of the negative cable ground stud connection.

    As does Superjim, I change batteries before the problems start.
    Last edited by Submariner409; 06-28-14 at 11:12 AM.

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    2008 does not take group 79 is 94 that is the first years they change it. terminal on top instead of the side.

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    Maunus is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: need battery?

    thanks guys! i will not do that by myself. can i trust advance auto parts to do it? or should i get a real mechanic? thanks for the article, i will read it right now

    Bob

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    Re: need battery?

    Its easy to change. Lift back seat up, unbolt battery, put new one in and connect then reinstall seat.

    I like Duralast Gold batteries. Good warranty and Autozones are everywhere.

    Also you can connect a trickle charger to the under hood positive terminal and care for the battery you have now.

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    Re: need battery?

    I replaced mine in May, 2012. My old battery died while we were visiting Sarasota, Florida. So I called AAA for towing, they suggested to replace it with AAA battery. It comes with 72-month warranty (36 months free replacement + 36 months prorated Replacement Cost). We live in the South and I'm hoping it would last 5-6 years. I ended up paying ~$150.00 for this battery.

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    Re: need battery?

    My original AC Delco (2000 DeVille) lasted 9 thats NINE YEARS! So, I purchased another Delco thinking.....well it didn't. This one lasted 5 years. One of my son in laws in a mechanic and said the Delcos that came with new cars were special indeed. He's seen several go 8-9 years. Any one know what was so special with factory batteries? I thought I found a battery for life! LOL


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