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TSsonicmaster
post Jun 10 2019, 10:50 PM, updated 2w ago

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Hi, can anyone provide feedback on these three batteries? Share your experience and how long it lasts. Thanks
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post Jun 10 2019, 11:02 PM

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FYI stay away from yokobatt, it's yokohama old stock battery rebadge, use it only for 1 year and a few month then kong....
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post Jun 10 2019, 11:17 PM

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Most of it kong around 2 years. In Kia & Toyota. But in BMW last for 10years. And size is bit different.
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post Jun 11 2019, 12:37 AM

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Amaron has good review so far
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post Jun 11 2019, 02:17 AM

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QUOTE(Cruxs @ Jun 10 2019, 11:17 PM)
Most of it kong around 2 years. In Kia & Toyota. But in BMW last for 10years. And size is bit different.
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i guess due to battery not next to engine (heat)
Roman Catholic
post Jun 11 2019, 04:51 AM

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Century Battery loyal customer
WET : Achieved 48 months, Target 🎯 60 months
DRY : Achieved 29 months, Target 🎯 36 months

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kevinlim001
post Jun 11 2019, 08:39 AM

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my amaron almost 36 months and still counting
IamAHuman
post Jun 11 2019, 08:48 AM

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Lots of good feedback on Amaron. Another good brand is Varta.
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post Jun 11 2019, 08:52 AM

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Amaron la of course.. 18m warranty maa
6UE5T
post Jun 11 2019, 09:31 AM

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Century Marathoner is not good for me. It cannot store enough juice to start my car if left for more than 4/5 days. It lasted around 2.5 years but with countless jump starts.

Now using Century Ultramax, a bit better, can store just a bit longer and seems to have more cranking power but haven't reached 2 years yet so cannot conclude yet.

Yokohama seems just a bit more decent than Century but I don't see it much better too.

Amaron haven't tried but so many good recommendation on it. Got report of people in my car club using this battery lasting until 5 years! Next change I'd probably try it.
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post Jun 11 2019, 10:04 AM

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QUOTE(Roman Catholic @ Jun 11 2019, 04:51 AM)
Century Battery loyal customer
WET : Achieved 48 months, Target 🎯 60 months
DRY : Achieved 29 months, Target 🎯 36 months
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any specific models? or all are good?
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QUOTE(IamAHuman @ Jun 11 2019, 08:48 AM)
Lots of good feedback on Amaron. Another good brand is Varta.
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same same.. they both belongs to johnson control now.
Roman Catholic
post Jun 11 2019, 10:17 AM

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QUOTE(advTech @ Jun 11 2019, 10:04 AM)
any specific models? or all are good?
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The models that I had tested are Century Hybrid & Century Marathoner.

I wouldn't even dare claim that every unit is perfect as there must always be allowance for manufacturing defects too but as long there are within the parameters it's fine.

Unfortunately for me after close to 50 years of driving with Century, I baru kena 1 defective unit.

However to rightfully answer this question, is whom are we securing our batteries from. It's a clue.

Besides they are in very basic cars to minus all the unnecessary loads. After that it's the techniques to employ in extending its lifespan. I've read somewhere it says, "If you love your battery, it will perform longer for you." or something like that.

Ultramax is Century best but it's very hard to get to test it out. Tak Pai no stock ???

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post Jun 11 2019, 10:32 AM

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QUOTE(6UE5T @ Jun 11 2019, 09:31 AM)
Century Marathoner is not good for me. It cannot store enough juice to start my car if left for more than 4/5 days. It lasted around 2.5 years but with countless jump starts.
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Bro, the Marathoner 2.5 years is inclusive of countless jump starts ?

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post Jun 11 2019, 10:41 AM

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QUOTE(Roman Catholic @ Jun 11 2019, 10:32 AM)
Bro, the Marathoner 2.5 years is inclusive of countless  jump starts ?
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Yes because whenever I travel overseas for more than 4 days, it can never start, hence I need to jump start it.
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post Jun 11 2019, 10:54 AM

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The Century Ultramax in my Vios died on the 19th month. Lucky still can claim warranty.
The Century Ultramax in my CRV currently on 32nd month. Honda Service said the battery is at 41%.

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post Jun 11 2019, 10:58 AM

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QUOTE(6UE5T @ Jun 11 2019, 10:41 AM)
Yes because whenever I travel overseas for more than 4 days, it can never start, hence I need to jump start it.
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Oh like that. Like this, the 2.5 years is incorrect liao. Should be shorter. Cause the last Marathoner under my care was 2.5 years without any jumpstarts at all.

Since you travel abroad often, what you really need is a battery with high CCA like the Ultramax, that's able to hold its charge until your return.

To assist you further, there are Battery Tenders or Minders or Maintainers that will keep the battery from dying out until your return.

What i am positive is battries that are constantly subjected to lower State of Charge for whatever reason, can never outperform battries that are constantly in a high State of Charge.

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post Jun 11 2019, 11:53 AM

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QUOTE(Roman Catholic @ Jun 11 2019, 10:58 AM)
Oh like that. Like this, the 2.5 years is incorrect liao. Should be shorter. Cause the last Marathoner under my care was 2.5 years without any jumpstarts at all.

Since you travel abroad often, what you really need is a battery with high CCA like the Ultramax, that's able to hold its charge until your return.

To assist you further, there are Battery Tenders or Minders or Maintainers that will keep the battery from dying out until your return.

What i am positive is battries that are constantly  subjected to lower State of Charge for whatever reason, can never outperform battries that are constantly in a high State of Charge.
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I am using Ultramax now, a bit better coz can leave it a bit longer but not big improvement. Anyway next time I want to try Amaron.

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post Jun 11 2019, 11:55 AM

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QUOTE(6UE5T @ Jun 11 2019, 11:53 AM)
I am using Ultramax now, a bit better coz can leave it a bit longer but not big improvement. Anyway next time I want to try Amaron.
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Bro., I am curious what is your car make & model ?
6UE5T
post Jun 11 2019, 12:34 PM

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QUOTE(Roman Catholic @ Jun 11 2019, 11:55 AM)
Bro., I am curious what is your car make & model ?
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2008 Toyota Mark X 250G.

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