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Battery fault

Question : IN 33 months, I changed two batteries for my Myvi.

The first unit was supposed to be a cheap brand. I replaced it with a more expensive maintenance free battery which also did not last.

Is there a test method to make sure it is not the car's alternator or other wiring problem, as I will be on the losing end to replace the battery?

Answer : Let us get some facts straightened out first. The purpose of the battery in the car is to start the engine and to run accessories and some lights when the car is stationary.

The main source of electrical power in the car is the alternator and if that is not providing sufficient current to run all the equipment, then the shortfall will have to be made up by the battery and when the load gets less, the battery is fully charged up again.

So you can see that the more the battery is discharged and charged up again, the faster it will wear out.

If you have not added a lot of accessories that pull a lot of current, then the best thing to do is get your alternator checked to see if it is giving sufficient charge.

 
 

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