by Dave Mcgregor
Date Added: Sunday 08 July, 2012
Bought this battery in November 2008 and it was fine when car was used on a daily basis, but after a year my wife stopped work and car was used less often. If left for 3 or perhaps 4 days the battery is flat and will not start engine. I have followed the instructions for recharging to the letter and still the thing goes flat after a short period ie 3/4 days. For a battery of this price the performance is actually pathetic and we have resorted to a much cheaper (less than half the price) conventional maintenance free battery which (at least so far) will start the car after being left a few days. Meanwhile I have tried charging the old (3 1/2 years!!) Westco as per the instructions,leaving it on my workbench and then checking it, and lo and behold when newly charged we see 13.3 volts and four days later 11.5v. Anyone want a three and a half year old Westco battery?