Batteries have a date code hot-stamped into the cover, usually around the outside edge.
Quicker if you just drop in an Alka-Seltzer tablet.... lol.Any battery of any age can be or go bad. It tests good or it doesn't. If you need a new one, find that date code, and get a free replacement if still in the 60-month warranty. Else, it's about time to go shopping! 😁
Back when I was in the parts chain, we sold "free full-replacement" flooded batteries for 36, 48 or 60-months at a premium price. There's always fraud, and some would wait to near the end of warranty, pour out some acid and refill with water, so it would test bad. New battery! They saw it as a game to be played, and they often did. We could deny them with a specific-gravity test, but corporate said we got our money - give 'em the battery. The numbers actually worked-out, that it was like selling 2 discounted batteries and many did not do it, so it was a true money-maker. Games...
Yep, Interstate. Around here it’s $180 for a 24F AGM. About $110 for flooded. I got an Exide from Home Depot 5 years ago that’s still going strong. I got that because it had a flat top so I could use the period correct topper (that I never bought). It’s a bit harder to find something with a flat top.Costco has good prices on batteries.
LoL.Never buy your battery at the Duty Free Store regardless of how good a deal it may be.
I'm canadian and have gone through a whole lotta batteries in my long driving career, but never heard of this one.
I know that doesn't answer your question but someone had to toss out a joke of some kind. That be me
I just bought a new Diehard from Advance Auto for my 2018 F150 an AGM battery. I had recently read an article rating today's batteries and Diehard was rated very good. The mfg sticker on it says "Made in Germany".Last I knew the Diehards from Advance are made by Johnson Controls.
Definitely gets expensive!Every single vehicle in the fleet got new batteries last year…EVERY ONE! WTF really? Cars all got Intestate from Costco. Bike got a Yuasa.
Not sure how long each fleet vehicle sits w/o run time.Every single vehicle in the fleet got new batteries last year…EVERY ONE! WTF really? Cars all got Intestate from Costco. Bike got a Yuasa.