I put one in my NC Miata. The Miata I shipped to Europe for a vacation
trip and then shipped back. Of course the shipping company, Hoegh
Autoliners is supposed to disconnect the battery. Especially on the
trip back where the car is on the boat for a couple of months. But then,
they did not. So the battery was dead as a door nail. Now if an AGM
battery is dead as a door nail, according to Miata.net, you can not just
power charge it. You have to trickle charge it overnight. A power boost
got me out of the Hoegh terminal, but after a sorely needed stop at a gas
station, I did not have that luxury. I tried to explain the issue to the
AAA battery guy that showed up on my call, but obviously he had no clue
what an AGM battery was. I ended up replacing the (probably OK)
battery with a conventional one since I had to get home. So the bottom
line is that I have no long-term data on the Advanced Autoparts AGM
battery. (Which may or may not be the same as the AutoZone one.)
It worked fine before it got on the Hoegh boat back, though.
Thanks for the info, I believe I'll give the Autozone a try. Funny, in
my neighborhood Autozone and Batteries + are right next door to each
other so it makes little difference which one I use. The Autozone is
cheaper by about $38 so that helps make the decision.
FWIW, my previous Westco batteries have been mail order, if I get a
battery locally I'll at least be able to check the date code before
paying, that might make a big difference in the life of the battery.
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