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Death of Car Battery

January 9th, 2011 at 09:23 pm

I'm supposed to be underway to BF's right now, but here I sit waiting for a tow truck to give me a jump start. My car battery is dead.

My car is a 2005 Honda Accord. The original car battery died at 35k miles. The dealer sent a tow truck, towed it and replaced the battery at their expense (still under Honda's 36k mile warranty). My car has 73k miles now, and the second battery is dead. I am beginning to suspect that Honda does not provide good batteries. This tow and new battery is on me.

I intend to spend the night at BF's tonight and Monday night. I am attending a 1 day class in a city near BF's home tomorrow for work. Hopefully, I will be underway soon so that we can enjoy the evening together.

5 Responses to “Death of Car Battery”

  1. Savings Queen Says:

    Sorry about your bad battery experience. Things like buying batteries and tires are just no fun at all!!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Get a battery with a warranty. Then when you replace it, the next one will cost less. I've lost count of how many batteries my 97 Honda Civic has gone through.

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    Well, $158 later for the battery and the jump-start service, I made it to BF's about 7:30ish. No radio, no cds. Apparently, when your battery dies, you need to plug in a code to reset those. I don't remember this hiccup from the first time it died, but the dealership took care of it so that must be why. I called the Honda dealer where I bought the car, but of course the service dept was closed. The sales dept tried to help me but could not. It was a long drive, and will be another long drive in the morning. (I was in class all day and could not call.)

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Ugh! I remember the hassle of the radio after the battery dying. One of the good things about not having a working radio/cd player in the car. Big Grin One of the *few* good things.

  5. Battery Says:

    Yes exactly right this is so true. Itís strange how so many people donít realise this. fantastic post on a really great subject that I really find interesting.

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