Originally Posted by Highway Ranger
Now, Honda has told me that the battery is not very healthy and have advised me to change it. 40K and it is still on the original battery. Previous experience with my Zen tells me to heed to the advice and change it. But I am pushing it off for a couple of months as there are no visual signs of a weak battery. Something tells me that I am making a wrong decision. One day soon I may have to push-start the car and drive straight for a battery change.
So, it happened. After around 2000 kms.
I was going to office one day and when I tried to start the car at a traffic signal, it wouldn't start. switched off all the electricals and started the car... barely. Drove to office without 'Off'ing the engine anywhere. After parking the car tried to start and the car wouldn't crank. My boss called up a battery dealer who had recently changed his car's battery and the guy turned up with a new Amaron 50b20l battery (30 + 30 months warranty). He took back the original OEM
battery, (had lasted more than 4 years and 42000 kms), and gave a discount of 1051 rs. So I had to shell out 3500 rs. On a lazy drive near Hosur...