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How long should an OEM battery last?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Still Stoked, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    Yota_Ivan

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    A little bit of this, a little bit of that...
    My 2006 OEM lasted 4 years. Been using Duralast since and they have lasted between 2 - 3 years.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    I just replaced my OEM Battery on my 2013 But I only have like 25k mileage
     
  3. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    From my understanding battery life also depends on how many time you start your vehicle and how far you drive. Short trips -20 miles are not enough to replace what was lost during the initial startup and so forth.

    Disclaimer: Not sure I know what I'm talking about, just something I read online written by somebody else that probably doesn't know what their talkin about either.
     
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  4. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:28 AM
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    My experience with most new car batteries is that on average they last 3 to 4 years. My experience is based on various brands of cars/trucks. I now just replace the battery on a new car at 3 years. On my vehicles otherwise that the battery is 5 years old I replace it at 5 years. It’s actually cheap to replace batteries at 5 years. I use Walmart or Costco batteries. They all have lasted more than 5 years. I just replaced my truck 27 series battery. $90 out the door at Costco. Works out to be $18 a year to use the battery. 5 years later get a new one. Doing that I don’t have to worry about the batteries crapping out at a bad time or place. $18 a year is damn cheap.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    I’ve come to learn NOT to expect much from Toyota replaceable components... not really a high end machine.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2019 at 11:24 AM
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    99% of everything in a forum should have this disclaimer. :cheers:
     
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  7. Apr 3, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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  8. Apr 3, 2019 at 11:33 AM
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    I'll share my experiences, though neither is quite comparable to our Tacoma batteries.

    My 2001 Dodge Cummins, the OEM batteries (yes, there are two in diesel trucks) lasted literally 11 years. And that included the last 5 of those years with the truck sitting 95% of the time, only got driven maybe once every 2 - 3 months.

    My 2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 OEM battery lasted 10 years. And that was with being ridden to work as my regular daily commute vehicle for the first 6 years.

    Both of these vehicles were purchased brand new, by me, so I knew their entire histories while I owned them.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    With all my Toyotas I've never had a battery last over 24 months OE. Been stranded every dam time as soon as weather changes and it gets cold, usually at the 20-24 month mark. I swap to AGM aftermarkets now since it just keeps happening to me

    My Audi is going after 5 years. No offroading prob attributes to this lol
     
  10. Apr 3, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    Purchased March 2015, still cranks over with OEM battery.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    22OCT2015 for me, no issues with the OEM battery.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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    Your new battery could just as easily fail. Waste of money....
     
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  14. Apr 3, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    My fil is a ford man. His 1996 F250 battery lived 18 years. I wouldn't believe this story either except he asked me to come over and try to charge it and when I saw it was the original battery I damn near shit myself. I'm lucky to get 4-5 years out of a OEM battery.

    Sorry for posting the f word.
     
  15. Apr 3, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    Good thing its my money I'm wasting instead of yours.
     
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    What are you guys doing (or not doing) to your batteries?! Mine is lasting over 30k miles and I live in the desert.

    My 1st gen OEM battery lasted over 5 years as well.
     
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  17. Apr 3, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    Hope you didnt turn it in- that’s the waste of money... use it for a part of a two battery system :)
     
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  18. Apr 3, 2019 at 2:44 PM
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    Mine died around 10k miles. Two winters in Utah if you want to compare to the map. Died in CA.
     
  19. Apr 3, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    Also depends on how much you drive. If you have a 10 minute drive to work, Your battery wont last long.

    I'm at 37 k miles, no issues original battery.
     
  20. Apr 3, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    3-5 years is about I ton most batteries that never get put on a charger.
     

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