Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Lexington, KY
Car: 2017 Outback Limited 2.5, Twilight Blue/Ivory, Eyesight. Also 1995 BMW 525i with 240,000 miles
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Because many of us would prefer not to contribute to needless hazardous waste if we can avoid it. Recycled or not, returning working batteries and replacing with new is wasteful. At least that's my reason. I run them until they die. The OEM battery in my last Toyota lasted through 9 years of New England winters.
Yes, I replaced my battery in my 2.5 with an Optima yellow top group 34. But the OEM battery is happily powering a small solar setup in my shed where the demands are less: just a few fluorescent lights once in a while.
It is my understanding that not much in a used battery goes to waste. Over 99 percent of lead-acid battery components are recycled.
Russell Casey, 2017 Outback Limited 2.5, Twilight Blue/Ivory with Eyesight. Build date: 7/19/16. Purchased 8/5/16 in USA. Currently about 22,000 miles.
Added LED backup, cargo, door courtesy lights and Lamin-X yellow film on LED fog lights. Nushield Dayvue antiglare screen, Soundproofed front/rear doors, floorboard, cargo floor, tailgate, cowl area & all wheel wells. 7/70 zero gold warranty
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