I agree. I usually replace my battery when I get new tires. I got 5 years out of my old battery. I got one slow start and decided to replace it just to make sure I wouldn't get stranded somewhere. It may have been fine. It bought my new battery from Sams for less than $50 IIRC.I've got an 2002 with 75,000 miles on it. How long can I expect the original battery to last? I would think that after 5 years the life expectancy can not be too much longer.
If it isn't broke why fix it? just kidding, I have went with Sears Diehards in my 92 Camry and 93 PU and when the thing quits i will put a diehard in the 06 D/C and just hope its not -30 and way the heck out in the middle of NO where when it dies but i would think normal battery life expectancy would be at least 4 or 5 years depending on a lotta variables but if concerned I would not go with the wally world type i know how long they last!! 3 years on my camry was it and thats why i went to sears i feel they should last atleast 4 to 5 years MIN!! SO how did your oil leak play out? suspence killing everyone?What battery did you guys replace the original with? My 2004 Tundra V8 was built in August of 03 and I bought it in December 03. It acts just fine and the window is bright green on the top of the battery, but I'm thinking I might swap it out this year. I guess what I'm asking is what is your battery recommendation?