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Mrs. 6Speed had the '02 Focus by the Ford Store for oil, filter and a look-over; about 24K on the clock. Service guy reccommended a new battery based on the fact (they said) it was only retaining and/or delivering about 330 amps. I guess it's a 500 amp battery.

The car starts perfectly in winter cold and spins up like new. The battery's original; almost 4 years old. So do I replace it this minute, wait for it to demonstrate signs of failure, or something inbetween?

Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever repleaced a battery before it was obviously failing/failed. Whadaya all think about this kinda stuff?

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