[Biturbos4] Battery Life
nick at mistry.com
Wed Nov 10 13:21:29 EST 2004
Steven Lin wrote:
>>So I must be doing pretty good to get 5 years/72,000 miles out of my battery
>>and *knock on wood* it's still going strong. My previous car ('90 Taurus)
>>had over 8 years on the original battery before it needed to be replaced.
>I'll wager that you've never let your battery run down, and that those
>of us who've seen shorter lifetimes out of our batteries, have.
Since i have moved to texas, i have been driving my S4 less and less and
less... We have been trying to put all our miles on my wife's '91
acura legend. She had only 64k on it when i moved down, and w/in 2
years we put on over 40k.
Since it sits around all day long and only gets driven 2 or 3 times a
week, I have a feeling that my battery gets run down by the alarm system
and other current leaches in the car. Also, we frequently travel for
long periods of time, and i KNOW That is not good for the car in
From experience w/ my past audi's, I was getting over 5 years out of an
OEM battery. On my '94 Honda Prelude w/ an Interstate battery from the
factory (i dont know why), i got 7 years / 94k miles. And the original
battery was traded w/ the car when i got my S4.
I think the moral of the story is "exercise" your battery daily.
As for the outcome, I talked to audi yesterday, and I am taking my car
in for the 40k service on tuesday, they said if there are any problems
w/ the battery they will replace it under warranty. Not to shabby
considering the fact that my factory warranty runs out on the 20th of
this month!!! Wahoo....
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