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How Often Should I Change My Car Battery? And Wipers?


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I've never changed my batter before, but recently I noticed that the car seems to be not starting very well...sometimes I have to try 2 times before it can get started. Its 2 years old and I've only driven it 18,000 km.

How about the windscreen wipers? When it's raining the wipers seem not to be able to give me a clear view. I've also never changed it before.

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Seems on water filled batteries 2 years is the norm.

You see many rides with their wipers lifted off the screen when parked cos the heat does the blade shape ''in''.. I bought some silicon blades and they are really good, kept their shape. :)

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Seems on water filled batteries 2 years is the norm.

You see many rides with their wipers lifted off the screen when parked cos the heat does the blade shape ''in''.. I bought some silicon blades and they are really good, kept their shape. :)

batteries down to 16-18 months on daily drives, more frequent on less use

better battery, longer lifetime, like Boliden batteries

Wipers, I get new at every 20k km service, cant stand reduced visibility or stripes when raining and cost close to nothing. Lifetime extended if glass waxed, RainX, Meguire or similar

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Thank you so much guys. I'll have the battery and wipers changed immediately. :)

From your description of ."sometimes I have to try 2 times before it can get started." - I wouldn't blame the battery straight away. If it can turn the engine over quickly enough then it should have enough power.

Having said that 2 years does seem to be about the norm for a battery. Especially in unsealed batteries where evaporation is uite a lot more significant than one would expect in a more temperate climate.

I notice some people try to save money when buying a battery by getting a lower amperage one (often not realising that is why it is cheaper) - this will lead to problems towards the end of the battery's life - which will also be less than the allotted 2 years.....check your manufacturer's specs.

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