Yes, I'd absolutely go for the AC-Delco maintenance-free batteries.
GMs and Hondas come with these. But not all Toyotas do. These have
different plate metallurgy that cuts down on hydrogen out gassing. And
they sure seem to last forever. These I'm comfortable to leave in for
7-8 years vs the 5 for standard batteries. That way only $20 brushes
around 100,000 miles is needed until the alternator bearings dry up.
Why do I swap them out before batteries fail? Because a battery is
relatively cheap compared to an alternator. A strained alternator
charging a weak battery overheats it and shortens its life. And then
people got into a cycle of replacing the battery, after the
alternator, after another battery, etc.....
IMO, ~$80 AC-Delcos are the best-in-class maintenance free batteries,
but the 24F is very hard to find. So I pick the next best - Johnson
Controls, available under many brands such as Walmart, AutoZone, etc.
Just don't get the blue light specials at any place because there are
different grades for different shopping levels.
On Jul 28, 5:23 am, mred wrote:
> If you replace the battery ? try and replace it with one of the new
> design maintenance free ones,.they are practically indestructible.
> I have one in my `01 750 Shadow Ace (original) and I have one in my
> `02 Camry.
> Neither one (so far ) show any signs of failure.
> Of course I maintain them like everyone should
> Disconnect them once a year and clean the connectors and terminals
> till they`re squeeky clean and then reconnect.(even if they LOOK
> Pretty simple really , no liquid to check in maintenance free
> Hope this helps ?
> mred >> Stay informed about: warning light is on and alternator is not charging the bat..