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Username Post: battery life        (Topic#375025)
995jim 
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995jim
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05-14-24 03:00 PM - Post#2869850    

hi, the 2016 tahoe has the oem battery and Im getting concerned I could be left stranded shortly merely due to the age of the battery. Im guessing 8 yrs is a good run on this battery and should replace even if its not showing weakness. What are your thoughts?
thanks jim

Jim

65' Impala SS, 65' Belair, 89' Silverado Z71, 95' Silverado Z71, 12' Silverado, 15' Silverado LTZ, 16' Tahoe LTZ


 


Shepherd 
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05-14-24 03:18 PM - Post#2869851    
    In response to 995jim

Could start by doing a load test, but yes 8 years is pushing it.



 
Magnetocheck 
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05-14-24 03:48 PM - Post#2869854    
    In response to 995jim

Agree with Shep: Eights years is long enough. Just had intermittent dead battery issue with my neighbor's Lexus. After lots of time on diagnostics that yielded nothing, we finally replaced the 6-year -old batter battery on my hunch -- fixed it.

Bob
'65 Impala SS 396 Convertible


 
Don57 
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05-14-24 04:54 PM - Post#2869859    
    In response to 995jim

NAPA Legend battery. I've got one that's about 15 years old and another that's 18 years old. Both in vehicles that are stored winters.

Don
1957 3200 Stepside


 
GreatNorthWoods 
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05-15-24 02:29 AM - Post#2869873    
    In response to 995jim

I usually get 5-6 years on a battery, although my two current cars are 2017 Fords and both still have the original batteries. I live in a cold climate which is hard on batteries. I would replace it before you get stranded somewhere.

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Chevy V8, 700-R4, 4-wheel disc brakes, Ididit column, cruise/tilt,'59 Vette Steering Wheel, A/C

1930 DeSoto CK Business Coupe- 350 Chevy Crate V8, 4-wheel disc brakes, TH400, S-10 Rear, Heidt's IFS, A/C


 
995jim 
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995jim
Loc: Ohio
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05-15-24 03:32 PM - Post#2869892    
    In response to Don57

I have a similar situation where the tahoe is garage stored and to date only has 15k mileage

Jim

65' Impala SS, 65' Belair, 89' Silverado Z71, 95' Silverado Z71, 12' Silverado, 15' Silverado LTZ, 16' Tahoe LTZ


 


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