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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 6:52 pm    Post subject:  Optima Red Top battery life? Reply with quote

I have an Optima Red Top battery in my Impala LS... It's about 5 1/2 years old and I think it's starting to not hold a full charge.... Over the past few days the cranking in the morning seems a bit slower and the horn chirp seems weaker when I press the key fob button... Anyone have any experience with the life span of an Optima Red Top??

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

5 years is a long time for any battery. Red Tops have a 3 year warranty, so 5 years, its definitely on its way out and time to replace it. Most batteries are only rated 3-5 years max.

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:10 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

helldorado wrote:
5 years is a long time for any battery. Red Tops have a 3 year warranty, so 5 years, its definitely on its way out and time to replace it. Most batteries are only rated 3-5 years max.


Hang Head 2 my dads 2004 impala base still has the original battery. Although I agree, I wouldn't expect it to last much longer.

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:29 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I think my red top is at 3-4 yr right now... Nothing wrong with it.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:17 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

helldorado wrote:
5 years is a long time for any battery. Red Tops have a 3 year warranty, so 5 years, its definitely on its way out and time to replace it. Most batteries are only rated 3-5 years max.
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