Long story short, 2 years ago, my wife brought her car in for normal servicing to the dealership. They told her the battery needed to be replaced. She said she didn't want them to replace the battery.
After this for some reason, all visits to the dealership, the battery tested "Good". I asked 2 people and they said what might have happened was the dealership could have charged the battery so that it tests "Good" again.
Logically, this doesn't make sense because it would behoove them to sell you a new battery at marked up prices than to charge your battery for you so that it's good. Also, if it tested bad, it should have died by now, which it hasn't. Only because I was going thru the old records, did I come across this and now I'm changing the battery proactively before it really dies.
So my questions are:
- Does a dealership have this magical charging device to make a battery be "Good" from "Replace"
- If they do have this device, why would they do this, than sell you a marked up battery?
- Also, if they have this magical device, would a battery go from "replace" to "good" and stay good for 2 years?