Ok, a couple questions first.
When you stated that you had problems starting a few months back and it took 2 or 3 times.
Did it turn over normally and just didn't start?
Did the same thing happen the other times mentioned over that 2 months?
Is the Battery the Original Battery? If so could be the battery most batteries only last 3 - 4 years.
If you have a test light you can perform a simple test to see if there is a draw on the battery. Remove either the Negative cable or the Positive cable. Make sure everything in the vehicle is off and doors are closed, if has under hood light take out the bulb. Then connect the test light between the cable and the battery terminal. If the light comes on then there is a draw on the battery. Depending on the amount of draw the light may be very dim or bright.
If you have a digital multi-meter you can check the voltage that in in the battery. At full charge should be 12.60. If below 12.45 would need charged. However, you won't be able to determine the CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). And that is what is needed to be able to operate the starter.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 10:02 AM