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I just had another battery (3rd one) put in at the dealership. My E is not even 4 years old (35,000 miles) and this is the second battery to go bad. I realize I should not have gone back to the dealership but I thought that the first battery replacement would also be under warranty and they would replace it free of charge. Nope, I had to pay for this one but it came with a 100 month warranty on it. It doesn’t make sense that the last 2 batteries didn’t even make it 24 months and yet this new one is warranted for 100 months?

I am a pretty conservative driver but I do drive short distances to and from work daily, roughly 6 -10 miles each way. Is the short distance driving a possible cause for the short battery life or is just the poor Honda battery itself?

Thanks for any insight!
 

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ihave to agree the batteries arent the best. im on my second but my first battery just gave out. even when new it needed more juice on cold mornings.
 

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A lot of short drives can be harder on a battery, since they involve more starts, and shorter charging times. That is especially the case in cold weather. On the other hand in Dallas, hot weather may be harder on the batteries. Recently there was another thread about 'the best battery for Vegas'.

Batteries, like tires, come with their own warranty. The car's does not (in general) apply. My strategy has been to get the best warranty model from big-box retailer.
 

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I have yet to be disappointed by the interstate's but I have seen many starters show signs of a week battery when they are truly at fault.

Why not take your replacement battery out and get a battery with the highest cold cranking amps that will fit? Napa would probably have the best price on high CCA batts.
 
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