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Battery needs replacing

well it finally happened, the original battery is not holding the charge on my 2005 SLK350. whats the consensus of the forum? buy original battery from Mercedes or is there a better source?

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i always buy my batteries from mb. last one was 2 months ago $160.


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I ended up going with an optima red top r34-980 from advanced auto parts : $205 with a 20% discount a couple months ago. 2005 SLK350

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Blimey Jeff what do you do to your batteries ? Mine is the original 2006 one and Woollys has a pre decimal currency price tag on it
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Will be replacing the battery on Challenge (2009 w/ 18K) pretty soon so I have the same delima. I've had great luck with Interstate batteries on tractors and other extreme use stored outside vehicles. Strange that the MB OEM and Interstate battery for the SLK cost within 3$ of each other.

Then a guy I know at Champion labs mentioned that they make oils filters in more than 1 dozen different brand names on the same factory line. So....is there one or two mega battery companies that have us all fooled?


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Blimey Jeff what do you do to your batteries ? Mine is the original 2006 one and Woollys has a pre decimal currency price tag on it
every 2 years for my battery here in florida heat and humidity. every 2 years since 2002 with my first slk


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every 2 years for my battery here in florida heat and humidity. every 2 years since 2002 with my first slk
Its the one thing on cars I have probably spent the least on. I would hate to think I had to replace one every two years
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like clockwork. i alot $ for it every 2 years in May timeframe


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Do the MB ones last any longer than a cheap one at every two years I would buy non MB
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nope. since i had to replace them every 2 years and they only have a 2 year warranty anyway and not prorated.


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I have a battery manufacturer a few miles away. If I ever need one I will buy from them. I buy all other batteries from them. Trade over the counter prices.
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every 2 years for my battery here in florida heat and humidity. every 2 years since 2002 with my first slk
If one uses a battery trickle charger nightly or on weekends, will this benefit the battery life in the heat and humidity of Florida?

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If one uses a battery trickle charger nightly or on weekends, will this benefit the battery life in the heat and humidity of Florida?

I doubt it Eddy since my car is a daily ride. 7 days a week.
under cover during the day and at night


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Must be a good business to run in Florida. www. Battereies R Us.com LOL
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Slk 230k battery still going strong after 9 years !!

Cant go wrong with Varta or Bosch battery as they give 2-5 year warranty !
Merc battery 1 year gtee will have to confirm !
Fitted one on s-class only lasted 2 years if that .

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If you have had your SLK serviced at a M-B dealership within the last 18 months they will come out and replace your battery for only the cost of the battery - $165 - Just call M-B Roadside Assistance.

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My S. Florida SLK is driven daily. Noticed all cells were low on fluid, not dry. Fla heat bakes them quicker. Just topped off all cells with distilled water. MB batteries that are not sealed need maintenance too. Sealed ones get more involved. Seems to be starting stronger now, but will reserve victory for a couple more weeks of driving.
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In case your roof was down and the battery died, can you still close the roof by hand?
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