OEM Battery life- what to expect

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How long do the OEM batteries last, should I replace mine before it dies? I am at 4 years / 51k miles on a daily driver.
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depends.

My wife's Rav 4 needed a battery every 4-5 years

My last 3 cars went 10 years each and never had the batteries replaced. Then again I only drive about 5,000 miles a year. She drives much more.
 

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Depends on where you live too. In Phoenix, batteries rarely last more than 3 years
 

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Mine lasted about 2 years I think it was, of course it died on a Saturday right after the dealer closed so I had to go to Autozone for one.
 

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At 3.5 years mine was reading weak using a load tester. It was replaced at year end since it is a business expense, and I can not be inconvenienced by a dead battery trying to leave a hotel parking lot on the way to a morning meeting with a client.
 
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Thanks guys I am in NC formerly NY and think 4-5 was about it for daily driver batteries. Will look to replace mine soon don't want to get stuck!
 

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Heat and vibration are the #1 death sentence for batteries, next is running them low and not properly charging them. Both of those diminish the batteries lifespan and then the cold weather / added amperage starts finishes them off (not counting parasitic draws, of course.)
 

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Full disclosure, when I first went to buy my car, the battery was dead. they got it to run and promised me a new battery. Then they said that , since it was working, there was no need to change it. A few weeks ago, we had a cold spell and the car would not start. They swapped out the battery then. All good since then.

I do have a good Battery Minder battery charger. It is suppose to be able to desulfate a battery. It is possible that, putting a run down battery on it has brought them back to a usable state.
 

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5 years on mine with 44,000 miles. I just swapped with new Motorcraft 590cca - $130 at Ford dealership
I was noticing it was struggling starting a little after sitting in cold for a few days. Also had a weird turn signal electrical problem that came a went, which I read could be due to low battery. New battery and starting feels stronger now, also didn't lose any presets on the radio.
I would replace if I were you.
 

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Mine lasted 8 years. (I drive an S197 but browse 6g)
 

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How long do the OEM batteries last, should I replace mine before it dies? I am at 4 years / 51k miles on a daily driver.
A load test will tell you right away if it needs replacing.
 

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Back in my dealership day cars would come off the transport truck with bad cells. Others would come in with batteries 7-8 years old. It's all a gamble. Don't replace it until you have to.
 

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I've had my 2018 GT for 19 months and i've already replaced the OEM battery twice. Very annoying!
 

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my gt was about 40 months old, 35k miles. started up fine but would die in a jiffy if the lights where on for a long time. still had decent crank power but not perfect.
 
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