Beware of the MAINTENANCE free battery
I bought a century maintenance free battery easter last year and about a month ago it carked ti for no reason and wouldnt hold any charge so I just took it straight back to where I bought it from. The bloke gave me a new battery to get around with and said he would check the old one out.
When I went back a week later he said the battery rep had checked it out and discoverd there was nearly no water at all left in it like you could tip it nearly upside down and nothing would come out, I thought that it was a bit odd and he told me that my altenator must be charging to much which I know its not because I have the gauge in my car to prove it.
Now heres where the trouble starts, they say its not covered under warranty because there are 2 things that cause a battery to loose its water
1. overcharging and 2. heat, I have read the fine print on the battery and says something like " this battery will not need additional top ups of water under normal driving conditions blah blah blah the vent caps are accessable for top ups of water under adverse driving conditions, now apparantly the Australian climate is an adverse driving condition (which i was told on the phone) even though they sell these so called maintenance free batterys throught Australia.
It really pisses me off that they are blaming me for not putting water in it because with all my other batteries I used to check the water regulary but on the century battery it has got a big maintenance free sticker plastered all over it.
Any opinions on what I should do, I have already made a crap load of phone calls and they all say the same thing.