12V Replacement- is AGM worth it?
Well, since Costco does not carry the right battery for the Crz, I am looking at retail replacements for it. Is it worth considering an AGM battery given my tendency to put a strain on the electronics (mostly driving with ac and radio on, and often at night so lights too) as, from what I understand, that may tolerate the discharge state a bit more than the standard variety? I am sure I am going to screw up and leave something on at some point, and the idea that doing so will likely kill the battery is discouraging, so depending on how much more it might cost to have a little extra insurance that I won't be flatlining the battery if I forget and leave a map light on or something, I think I'd prefer to do that. Anyone have suggestions for good brands or other options to consider?
(I wasn't even aware that the old battery had an "eye" indicator on it at all, as it was totally dark. My bf is stubbornly reluctant to declare it deceased for some reason and decided to try checking the fluid in it, and found it nearly dry. Thinking it probably couldn't do any worse than it already was, I said go ahead and top it off, but I don't know that adding distilled water to it has improved matters, and it sounds like I might as well just buy a new one anyway rather than struggle with it. But why is it that the thing says right on it "maintenance free" and then right below that has some other contradictory statement about checking fluid levels? I don't get how they can put both things at once and make any sense at all)