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I have been reading good reports on Deka batteries. My `13 GT only has less than 3,000 miles on it, but the oe battery is going on 6 years old, so I probably will try one of these as preventive maintenance.

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A simple Battery Tender is what you need!!

Do what we all do here in the Northeast .... Connect up a simple little "Battery Tender" when the car is not in use. I guarantee you won't have any battery starting problems. I leave my battery in my car, with the Tender connected all Winter, also storing motorcycles that way for years. It's the correct solution to your problem. BTW ... Motorcraft Batteries are easily the BEST and the same price as Wal-Mart (or very close). I easily get 8 + years with all the Motorcraft batteries.

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I took out the battery out from my car and it look like I got it from o’ralleys back in 11/17. Should be cover under warranty. Didn’t know I got it not even two years ago. There is a big bump on the side of the battery..


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Why not just get a Battery Tender. I get about 8 years out of my batteries on my toys that I only drive 1,000 miles a year. I have been using them for over 30 years without any issues.

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Some of us daily drive our toys and the battery only last a couple of years. It would be nice to be able to find an AGM battery that would properly fit.

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Why don't you just get a Battery Tender. My batteries last for about 10 years on the vehicles that get only occasional use. I have been using them for over 30 years, and have never had an issue with them.
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My Mustang is a driven daily, 15 miles to work. I shouldn't have to have a battery tender on it. I assume since the previous owner of my 2018 GT was a canadian rental car company, that the battery was pretty well abused from being fully discharged between rentals. So I threw a walmart battery in a couple weeks ago when I started seeing warning signs.

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Some of us daily drive our toys and the battery only last a couple of years. It would be nice to be able to find an AGM battery that would properly fit.
One of the characteristics of an AGM battery is it tanks without warning. My wife's Dodge came with one one day everything was working just fine and the next day it would barely light the interior lights. I couldn't even jump it.

I was thinking something else was wrong until i did some research and learned about AGM batteries failing in this manner.

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How long did it last before it tanked?

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One of the characteristics of an AGM battery is it tanks without warning. My wife's Dodge came with one one day everything was working just fine and the next day it would barely light the interior lights. I couldn't even jump it.

I was thinking something else was wrong until i did some research and learned about AGM batteries failing in this manner.

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Wow! That's pretty bad actually. I was even thinking of getting an Optima Yellow one day. Probably best for me to stay with older tech. batteries. However, I've had regular lead/acid batteries fail just as unexpectedly and exactly as you described here.


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How long did it last before it tanked?
The car was still on its 3/36 bumper to bumper warranty. I was going to buy it myself just so i didn't have to deal with the dealership but the cheapest one i could find was $175.00.

I let the dealer tow it in on the cars road side assistance coverage and replace the battery under warranty.

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