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post #1 of 6 Old 01-30-2010, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am new here, and I need your help. I am from Romania, I am compass owner, and my battery died, here we have a problem cause we have a bigest support battery for all the cars. Big power in small slot . Can you show me a few battery's that you bought for yourself. Here was -35C, was very cold, I had problems with the default battery since I bought it, now I have to change it :d. I hope is not a stupid question for you and sry about my english.
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Do you guys have a Wal-Mart in your town? It's going to be difficult to answer your questions without knowing what type of retail stores you have access to. Shipping a battery from the USA to Romania will be very expensive.
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I don't have it .. I am trying to understand what to buy, after that I am trying yo find best price. .. for ex here in romania I have Optima Batteries, and Bosh batteries, but I don't which is better, cause optima is 3x times expensive, and I saw 2 different specifications for this batteries (240cmX175cmX175cm) and (240cmX175cmX190cm).
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In my experience with batteries, which goes back to the 1960's, a car battery is a car battery. Yes, the Optima brand is very good and well made but I doubt the price equates to very much longer life over a regular priced lead acid battery. I once paid twice as much for a big name marine battery for my sailboat and in the end it only lasted one winter. After that, I went back to buying regular Wal-Mart "Everstart" batteries for my boat. Yes, it's old man Winter that kills the batteries!

If you can get the Bosch, I would go with that. I have used Bosch products and they are just fine.
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I don't have it .. I am trying to understand what to buy, after that I am trying yo find best price. .. for ex here in romania I have Optima Batteries, and Bosh batteries, but I don't which is better, cause optima is 3x times expensive, and I saw 2 different specifications for this batteries (240cmX175cmX175cm) and (240cmX175cmX190cm).
Get the biggest battery that will fit the spot, after that get a battery warmer that can be pugged in overnight along with the block heater, these to accessories with do wonders in prolonging your batteries life in cold temperatures.

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Good advice there i2 and the only thing I can add is to go up in Cold Cranking Amps (CCA). You want more amperage than what you had before, it's not just battery "size," but a battery/block heater will definitely help make life easier for you in the winter!

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