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by marcusku
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 241
Views: 73837

Re: Battery degredation

Two dealers now have told me that they do not have a way to give me the theoretical capacity but plugging into the car's computer. So if this is true how do they determine of the battery is below the threshold?
by marcusku
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 241
Views: 73837

Re: Battery degredation

A Chevy dealer should be able to test the capacity of the battery shouldn't they by plugging in a diagnostic tester? I've been really getting the run around. It would be nice to know before purchasing but maybe I shouldn't worry about it since it is still under warranty.
by marcusku
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 241
Views: 73837

Re: Battery degredation

Thanks for the replies. The car will be for local driving only. My wife has a Bolt and I have a VW TDI Sportwagen for long trips. Most people would argue why I "need" it all but it pains me to start the car for only a few miles--I know it's weird. Unfortunately I don't have the luxury of driving it ...
by marcusku
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 241
Views: 73837

Re: Battery degredation

Newbie in search of a 2016 Spark. I'm looking at one with about 30k miles and the dealer said they would take it to a Chevy dealer to test the capacity. In reading other posts looks like I should expect around 14-15 kWh? Any opinions on what number would be unacceptable? I'll probably only be drivin...

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