A year after we had moved back to Delhi, I had a bit of an emergency in the middle of the night and needed to go to the hospital. I get hives, and if the attack is serious and you don’t get a shot in time or medical attention, it can lead to choking. I didn’t want it to become much worse.
But I was torn between leaving the 6-year-old Kabir at home with the maid and making my way to the hospital or waking him up and taking him with me while I got my treatment (what if it became worse? or something happened to me? What would he do then?). In the end, I decided against taking him and didn’t even wake him up.
Guess what? The car wouldn’t start. I am surprised that I didn’t faint with the sheer number of thoughts that were swimming through my mind at that moment. Maybe it was just the stress, but the hives started getting worse. I had to walk out of the basement, get to the surface and call for a cab at 2 in the morning.
It was a terribly harrowing experience. Mostly because Kabir was at home fast asleep. By the time I reached the hospital, I could barely breathe and was administered an anti-allergic shot immediately. As soon as the symptoms subsided, the first thing I did was cry heartily.
When I noticed that the doctors and the nurses around me were just standing awkwardly without a clue of what to say or do, I gathered myself, went to the lobby and called myself another cab. Nervous again, I made my way back home, this time with a friend on the other end of my phone.
The next day, I found out the problem was the battery which I had gotten replaced only two weeks prior. “It was a manufacturing defect,” they told me. That was it. No apology. No empathy. Just one statement and an offer to replace the battery which I promptly declined.
Right after that I did a thorough research and arrived at Amaron as a choice. It has been four years now, and I haven’t even once faced a problem with starting the vehicle or any other performance issue. I could never have imagined how important it is to have the right battery, and now I am sticking only to Amaron.