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Autocare: Kia Forte battery lifespan

POSTED BY CBT Team ON 24 June 2014

Kia forte

I own a Kia Forte SX and the battery is already 40 months old.

My car starts easily and all the electrical equipment is functioning well.

My battery is the sealed/dry type.

Should I wait until I cannot start the car or is it time to get a new battery now before it dies off suddenly?

– WM Lean.

 

Reply:

You are very lucky to have the battery last so long.

Many of the local batteries will conk out after about one year.

I think you can continue using the battery until it shows signs of weakness such as slow cranking and dimming of lights when load is put on.

Batteries do not die off suddenly. They usually progressively die and you will get adequate warning.