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Q and A: Tester won't give a battery any extra life

Published 01/13/2011, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Question: I have a 2003 BMW Z4. The battery died twice without warning because of old age. I've been advised to check the battery regularly, especially after one year. I bought a $50 battery tester so I can check it myself every other week. Is this is a good plan in terms of battery reliability?

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