I have an '05 Accord LX manual purchased in August '05, with almost 34k
miles on it. When I checked the battery today the status indicator was
clear and not green. I've never had the battery drain and need a jump start
before. I called the dealer to inquire today and was told if it went bad,
they would cover for up to 3 years (the new car warranty). They said I
could bring it in on Monday to test the battery, but I won't have time.
Isn't this a little premature for a battery to start going bad? What is
recommended if I decide to replace it? I used to always go Die Hard Gold
for replacements but not sure if they're still the best or one of the better
ones. Any ideas or suggestions?
We just had the battery replaced free by our dealer with only 19,000 miles
on our 2006 Accord. The car would start but seemed to turn over slower than
usual. The indicator window on it did not show any color in it either. They
tested it and I was told it was putting out much lower cranking amps than it
Yes, I'll make an appointment to the dealer. I just couldn't do it this
Monday and hopefully they'll have a day where they have later appointments
or a Saturday appointment when they can check this. The Accord always
seemed to turn over slightly slower than my previous cars even when it was
new. It was nothing major, and even now it's the same. This happens when I
let it sit overnight or after work.
My only concern is if they say nothing is actually wrong with it and the
battery is just getting old at 2-1/2 years old!
I'll bet! I go up to NYC sometimes to visit relatives, but not in Harlem.
Never been there but always pictured it as a rough place. Then again I
thought the same of the Bronx until I was at a restaurant in a really nice
section of the Bronx. Forgot what it was called..
They are nice. I've always like the Air and Space Museum and the Natural
History Museum. Took my bike down there and rode with friends along the
Potomac, Georgetown and into D.C.
Harlem is an up and coming community. It is being gentrified. Harlem and
parts of the Bronx are the closest communities in NYC to downtown
Manhattan that can be redeveloped into better housing. There are some
really nice areas of the Bronx. Harlem is turning into a nice shopping
district on 125th St., the main east-west road, where the Famous Appollo
theater is. A bunch of stores have moved in, including an H&M store (I
think a chain of clothing stores) & a Magic Johnson Theater. A Trader
Joes is coming, too (there's one in Union Square and one in Brooklyn
too). And there are some good schools there (some NYC dept. of ed
schools and some are charter schools) and some bad schools. In addition,
Columbia University is there and City College (the public college with
the most Nobles) is there as well. Sadly, the poor kids there are
treated as throw-away kids by the city when it comes to education (the
teachers' union doesn't do much to help either).
In my college years, I went there every year or so. Maybe I will try the
bike thing sometime.
Yup, you're much more familiar with New York than I! I do enjoy it when I
ride up there to visit. I'm normally on Staten Island, Brooklyn or
Manhattan. Sometimes in Queens and the Bronx if I'm up there with friends
visiting. I wouldn't even begin to start naming stores and their locations
there! I think the area I was thinking of is called City Island, in the
If you don't live far, it's worth the day trip. More fun if you go with
Well yeah, I totally agree. However it was not me. I wouldn't even have
seen what was typed had you not replied to it. Must have been filtered out.
Check the header - I'm sure it won't match mine. I heard someone is out
doing some spoofing..
If you are in a hot climate, then 2.5 years is often a
common life for a battery.
Interstate (and maybe one other manufacturer) is the OEM
battery manufacturer for Hondas and is much recommended
here. I go with Interstate lately for my 91 Civic.
Yeah yeah, I'll see what appointments they have this week. Juggling with a
work schedule! As I said in a previous post, I'm just afraid the dealer
will say the clear eye is normal wear and not do anything. I'll hit the 36k
miles before the 36 months for the new car warranty.
I'm in Maryland and the batteries I've had in previous cars have always
lasted over 2.5 years. Then again, this is my first "new" car.
I'll see if I can dig up an old CR mag for car batteries. CR is normally
decent although I do take them with a grain of salt.
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