The sticker on my car battery is 5/18. Today's month/year is 9/19. Does this mean my battery is dead?
- frank lynnLv 65 months ago
Under normal circumstances, no. If your alternator is not working, then it may be dead.
- The DevilLv 75 months ago
No, that is a date. Measure the voltage and current to see if the battery has juice. Load test is best.
- thebax2006Lv 75 months ago
No it means your battery is 1 year and 4 months old dufus
- PearlLv 75 months ago
i would ask a mechanic to look at your car
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- STEVEN FLv 75 months ago
IF that is a date, it is most likely the date the battery was installed.
A car battery should last at least 5 years.
- A.J.Lv 75 months ago
The 5/18 is a May 2018 install or manufacture and is used for warranty if you have no receipt record.
How long a battery lasts depends upon the battery quality and environment of use and storage. I'm on battery #3 or 4 in my 9 year old car, but Las Vegas weather is brutal on tires and batteries and paint finish.
The one in my car now is a 3 year 100% replace warranty.
Many waranties are pro-rated.
Your battery is about 16 months old.