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Replacing the Original Car Battery on a Cadillac

Posted by Michael Thomas at

Although this article is motivated by the Cadillac SRX battery problems I’ve experienced, I believe that all Cadillac owners will benefit from reading it.

When my 2009 Cadillac SRX started to push beyond its six birthday I started wondering how long the original equipment battery would last. The model number on the OE unit is 48–7YR. In General Motors speak this translates to a 48 series battery intended to last seven years from the build date on the door jam. This was intriguing to me, because I’ve never had a battery last more than about five years. The thought of getting seven years out of a car battery was amazing to me. Since the mighty Delco was now about 76 months old, yet experiencing no signs of a problem I decided to try and get a little more out of it. However, I was concerned that the car would not start at some point and leave me stranded. Therefore, I purchased a battery jump box and kept it in the car just in case. You can see which one I bought below.   more ...

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