The sticker on my car battery is 5/18. Today's month/year is 9/19. Does this mean my battery is dead?

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  • 5 months ago

    Under normal circumstances, no. If your alternator is not working, then it may be dead.

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  • 5 months ago

    No, that is a date. Measure the voltage and current to see if the battery has juice. Load test is best.

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  • 5 months ago

    No it means your battery is 1 year and 4 months old dufus

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    i would ask a mechanic to look at your car

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  • 5 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.

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    5 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.

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