Sometimes it just happens. There can be a bad bad of materials that go into them such as lead. They might get prepped improperly, meaning they arrive dry to distributor and acid is added and then they get their first charge.
One thing that will get to batteries is quick discharges and quick charges.
This is like having your battery drain quickly due to a short or the lights being left on all night. That is a quick dis-charge. A quick charge is a jump start or charging using a qucik charger.
That is why cheap battery chargers are just that, cheap. Trickle chargers which slowly charge a battery and do it using the properly conditioned charge cycle and pahse cost a lot of money. The newer dry cell gel batteries actually require a special charger designed just for them. They can fail early too, as one went out on me in less than two years and it was a TEN year battery, even when they cost $200+.
Cars can just be a pain sometimes. That's why we are here. To help you out and ease the pain a little if we can.
I hope the information helps. You are not alone in this happening.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 AT 12:00 AM