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Old 11-07-2012, 05:05 PM
Johnsd60 Johnsd60 is offline
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Location: Arizona
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
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Mein Auto: 128I
I have battery minders however there were no warnings just a dead battery which is very common in Arizona when the weather switches. Usually it is first few days of heat or first cold snap. That said my 2003 ford truck is used less and we have no issues with a $70 Interstate Battery which is good for 5 years with no question. Not sure why a BMW that lasts 2 years is worth $486.00 which is what they tried to charge me. Then out of the blue they decided maybe I could have it for $362. In addition we have a 1999 suburban in the mountains which gets used once a year for hunting battery is 6 years old and all we did was put a disconnect on it so it would not drain while sitting. Both the MINI and BMW have electronic drains which are much more the problem than the driving.
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