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Considering a preemptive strike to replace my 6 year old car battery.

Bosch battery with 3 years guarantee for £50
Bosch battery with 5 years guarantee for £100

Both the same size and Ah rating, so why should I buy the 5 yr battery? If the 5 yr battery was £80 it would be cheaper per year of guarantee, but not at £100.

I can get 25% off those prices, so for £40 I should avoid any inconvenience and embarrassing calls to the recovery service.

Pricing just seemed a bit wrong to me.
 

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my local car guy said there too many variables with car battery life, so recently I just replaced my 6 year old battery with a similar one to my old OEM battery for £70 with 4 year warranty :D
 

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Yep, very true. I've just reserved a Bosch with 4 yr guarantee for £65. Seems to meet the OEM spec, so good enough I'm sure.

According to one weather forecast it's set to -7C tomorrow evening. So it will be nice to get it installed before then.
 

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at least your car works, my fuel pump OR pump relay is gone after I gave it a new battery :(

so be aware of any electrical issues they may arise in the coming chill
 

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Battery replaced and car was able to start afterwards :)

Latest forecast is -9C tonight. Car should start easily tomorrow.
 
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