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OEM battery went to 5 years 8 months

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Gutt Pile, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:09 PM
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    Mastiffsrule

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    I have been lucky I guess. Only bought 1, maybe 2 batteries I think in 35 plus years. I will say my average ownership is about 3 years before I trade my cars in.

    So the lesson here is, if you are tired of wasting money and worry about your battery just trade your vehicle in every few years.:thumbsup:
     
  2. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:12 PM
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    Mrtacoman88

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    Or don’t take short trips. Also if your truck sits for days, make sure you take a nice long drive to charge the battery. Worked great for me over the years.

    Ive only had to replace 2 batteries in 16 years I’ve been driving, considering I love to blast my music for hours with the engine off, especially camping.
     
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  3. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:14 PM
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    Taco_Coma

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    It doesnt matter only three companies make all of the car batteries in the world. If they all have the same rating they should last the same unless it's an AGM
     
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  4. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    RustyGreen

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    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: Now there is a good economical solution. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  5. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:19 PM
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    Batteries don't last as long anymore, since all the added electronics in these new cars.
     
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  6. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:20 PM
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    hfjeff

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    If you are anywhere in the Upper Mid-West, I have had great luck with Fleet Farm Road Runner Supreme batteries. On sale now for $98 and come with a 72 month warranty with first 24 months being full replacement and years 3-6 pro-rated. I have only had one fail under warranty on a used truck I purchased and they replaced it no questions asked.

    https://www.fleetfarm.com/service/d...-battery-72-mo-640-cca/0000000218396?bc=13226
     
  7. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:22 PM
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    MGMDesertTaco

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    I recommend the Toyota Truestart 84 month battery from the dealer. My original oem one was leaking from the top caps and it was replaced with the true start 84 month one under Warranty. Been running strong for over 4 years in AZ heat.
     
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  8. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:23 PM
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    Bishop84

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    5 years is average here. Just like this post.
     
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  9. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:23 PM
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    A lot depends on where you live. Hot weather is what kills batteries, but it is cold weather when you find out they are dead. Even an almost dead battery will usually still start a vehicle in warm weather.

    I've been driving cars for almost 50 years. I've only had one die in under 5 years and had some last 7-8 years. In my experience 5 years is about average.
     
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  10. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:28 PM
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    I had a Panasonic battery in my old Mitsubishi truck that lasted 8 years before I replaced it.
    It didn’t stop working I just thought it was time to replace it.
     
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  11. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:29 PM
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    I’m at 7-1/2 years & 98K miles on this one, and got 7 or 8 years on my ‘90 and my ‘01.
     
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  12. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM
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    Hahahaha I was thinking the exact same thing
     
  13. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:32 PM
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    This right here. Live out near Palm Springs and we get 120+ in summer. Lucky to have a battery go three years out here.
     
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  14. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:07 PM
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    Damn, good for you. My first died under warranty, the second started having issues less than 2 years later.

    I bought an Autocraft AGM made by Johnson Controls.
     
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    My wife’s 2015 GX460 has an X2 and it’s been in the truck from 2017 and knock on wood, my 2012 SLK350 has the original battery in it, but it is hooked up a battery tender when the vehicle is not in use.
     
  18. Jul 21, 2021 at 9:35 PM
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    I'm coming up on 3 years, my starts feel like they are one turnover longer than I remember... What are the most noticeable signs to a dying battery?
     
  19. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:19 AM
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    Slow engine crank is the most common sign. You could try fully charging it with a trickler, and/or have Autozone load test it, but if it were me, I would proactively change it
     
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    what environs ...............what type driving
     
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