looking at an 08 Civic Hy w/66k. How long should battery last?

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  • looking at an 08 Civic Hy w/66k. How long should battery last?


Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 20:39
And you believe the salesman? They are the biggest LIARS going. Batteries, bulbs, brakes, and other wear and tear items, are NEVER COVERED UNDER WARRANTY, be it factory, or aftermarket. Only way it would be covered if it was a brand new car and it failed within the battery manufacturers warranty. There is no car battery on the market that has an 8 year warranty.
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 20:39
Battery if original is already over 5years old. Batteries can last upwards to 7. You might want to consider replacing soon. Mainly i you park outside at night in a cold winter.
Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 20:45
Batteries are never covered under factory warranties, just battery maker warranties. And generally, that's not much. You can pay for "extra" warranty, but all you get is the same battery for more money. It's a fair bet if a maker will extend a warranty, the battery will last the distance anyway. And generally they will, so you would just be giving them more money than you need to! The is no telling how old the battery in an '08 car is, it could be original or a replacement of more recent times. But if you are going to believe a use car salesman, you must believe in Santa! It could fail tomorrow, or go for years yet. Either way, you will get no warranty, or if you did, it would only cover replacement with another old battery still working, not a new battery.
Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 21:50
Believe me, the battery warranty on an 08 anything with 66k is up. It could last another year, but whoever said it should last 8 years obviously never owned a car. I have an 08 Dodge with original battery and I may change it next spring because I know it will just die suddenly and leave me someplace.
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 05:08
If the "Hy" in your question means what I think it means you've got a hybrid. All the previous answers were referring to a standard battery used only to start the vehicle, yours is quite different. There is a warranty of some kind on the hybrid battery packs but the best way to determine exactly what it is on that vehicle is to go to Honda's web site. At 66k my guess is its nearing its limits if it is still in warranty. They usually term warranties as X number of years OR X number of miles.

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