how to keep battery for long term?

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just wonder, is there anyway we can keep the batteryfor long period without damaging the battery? be itmaintainance free or non maintainance free type?
 

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maintainance type last 2 yrs, free maintainance type last 3 yrs. maintainance type like he said the best is every month check the battery water lvl, if u want to keep yr battery last long, everyday start yr engine for 5 or 10 minutes to let the alternator charge the battery, but make sure everything close...exp: air-cond, radio and light.
 

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make sure ur car running at the expected voltage......12v car i think is between 13.5v-14.5v....according to Deanna Sclar,author of the book :_:

im using my car battery for more than 4 years..stil working....it is non-maintenace free type....
 

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must have a volt gauge to know the car's voltage right ? no other way ?
 

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Move to the boot where it is cooler. Some cars have it under the rear seats (BMW E32). My mom's BMW's MF batt is already 5 years old.
 

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and b4 start engine, off aircond... if da engine already cut off, dun open aircond, radio, headlight~ and keep engine well maintained~
 

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Nieto said:
and b4 start engine, off aircond... if da engine already cut off, dun open aircond, radio, headlight~ and keep engine well maintained~
i only off aircon before Off engine....radio n spotlight are still ON (nighttime) and engine wil off auto maticaly coz got timer....
 

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yeah, got timer oso good for engine even NA engine he he
 

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how come my mum said free-maintainence battery has shorter lifespan compare to maintainence battery??...

i currently using non-maintainence one also having the same problem... using for about a year only.... that day wanted to help my friend's car jump start tak jadi.... after that, my friend jump started his car using the AAM towtruck battery, no problem....

the AAM foreman said my battery weak oledi, thats why cannot jump start.....
 

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Yes, if the normal battery is maintained properly. It will always last longer than non-maintainance ones. But of course non-maintainance one is very convenient lah, no need to check water level.
 

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i think da new yokohama (white color) got better lifespan
 

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Don use maintenance free .. i really dont trust tat battery. Normal wet cells have better trustworthy lifespan ... and cool.

Also .. yeah as said by nitrus, get a volt gauge .. its useful to be refered on time to time maintaining the voltage, so u wont end up breakdown at jungles :)
 

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Hmmm....interesting. Better take care of battery, you wont wanna it to break down when u are in a highway going outstation ^_^ My old Toyota Corolla batt have been running for 6 years already.
 

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SkYwAlKeR said:
how come my mum said free-maintainence battery has shorter lifespan compare to maintainence battery??...

i currently using non-maintainence one also having the same problem... using for about a year only.... that day wanted to help my friend's car jump start tak jadi.... after that, my friend jump started his car using the AAM towtruck battery, no problem....

the AAM foreman said my battery weak oledi, thats why cannot jump start.....
is it yr jumper cable small, jumper cable small cannot jump to the big battery, even u force to start, the red cable will burn, seriously battery will explode...
 

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mus use heavy duty 1~ but kinda xpensive
 

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Dunno la.. I prefer the usual check here check there routine .. Since i pop my hood frequently so shud be ok la rather than spending abit more for MF battery... Like sakuraguy said, wet cell batteries!
 

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i think they said MF (dry) batteries , dun keep in the engine bay .. longer lasting ...

bout wet cell also same kua? not sure .. hehehhh.. juz take care of it n always top up battery water whenever needed n shud be ok la...
 

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actually, cant consider as 'dry' battery, they r maintenance free (no nid add water) for a long period only... it still got water inside~ even maintenace free oso nid to check water lvl... jus in case~
 

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mine exactly one year..YOKOHAMA for 850 kancil..but my volt meter show normal reading..will the short circuit eats up ur battery life?My AMP something short circuit(3X) then cabut the AMP..My ACC fius burn one time(change it). 4 days later i changed new battery..every month refill water for the battery..I only change 3ways speaker n Head unit..

When i start the key, i hear CLICK then it start or it went dead..wait for awhile then try can..most of the time can start.

so?
 

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i used normal batt for almost 3 years..... just change to maintenance free batt.

hope will last long...
 

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I am using a MF battery and recently I installed a voltage regulator with volt gauge. It's showing 14.8 when I start the engine and on idle mode. Is that OK? I read someone here said range is below 14.5...

Also, does the voltage regulator make any difference in prolonging the life of the battery? And moving the battery away from the engine compartment, can it really be done? Move to where? To the boot section?
 

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my mf batt last about a year only,
so does my friend.
after one year whenever i switch on radio or lights just for 5 mins (engine off), already cannot start. now my new (used) car also whenever i start the engine, it takes a second or two for the starter to function, if i left it unstarted for 2 days.

one day i was in stadium shah alam at midnight alone to make a call from the public phone there, 1 call, 5 minutes, engine off, then cannot start. i pushed the car myself, after the car got speedy i ran and jump into the car and start it using the "tolak" method, how stupid..
 

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Afiez said:
my mf batt last about a year only,
so does my friend.
after one year whenever i switch on radio or lights just for 5 mins (engine off), already cannot start. now my new (used) car also whenever i start the engine, it takes a second or two for the starter to function, if i left it unstarted for 2 days.

one day i was in stadium shah alam at midnight alone to make a call from the public phone there, 1 call, 5 minutes, engine off, then cannot start. i pushed the car myself, after the car got speedy i ran and jump into the car and start it using the "tolak" method, how stupid..
battery not good oledi lo.....
 

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magixk said:
I am using a MF battery and recently I installed a voltage regulator with volt gauge. It's showing 14.8 when I start the engine and on idle mode. Is that OK? I read someone here said range is below 14.5...

Also, does the voltage regulator make any difference in prolonging the life of the battery? And moving the battery away from the engine compartment, can it really be done? Move to where? To the boot section?
batery normaly moved to rear boot...but y wan to move? Engine transplanted?

Volt regulator written by u izzit volt stabilizer?

A Battery life can be prolong as long as ur car running at sufficient current/voltage...

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huakenny said:
batery normaly moved to rear boot...but y wan to move? Engine transplanted?

Volt regulator written by u izzit volt stabilizer?

A Battery life can be prolong as long as ur car running at sufficient current/voltage...

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Taiko huakenny thx for reply,

i wan to move becos i wanna DIY cold air intake for my simota open port air filter. My bateri size is big and it is taking space on the engine compartment. If the bateri not there, i can play around abit and more spaces to connect the hoses from the air filter to the original air hole.

ya, volt stabilizer not regulator haha noob here, typed wrong. The voltmeter on the volt stabilizer saying 14.8...I worry abit leh...