I just had to replace the battery on my 99 Accent. Does 8 and one half years and 115K miles on one OEM battery qualify me for the Guinness Book of Records? I live in CT so the winters are a big drain on the battery.
I have a Nissan Sentra 2004 with 96K+ still going strong with OEM battery - amazing.
I have a Hyundai Santa Fe 2005 with only 45K and still on OEM battery. The Hyundai battery is maintenance free. My Nissan battery I top up with distilled water once every 2-3 years if I remember to.
Unfortunately none of the dealers sell OEM batteries. All of them sell rebranded batteries made by Johnson controls or Delphi. Those I don't think last anywhere close to the import batteries.
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