The battery was 35 months old albeit with low mileage. The Alternator has less than 1700 miles on it. We're in our coldest season here now with temps dipping below freezing last month. I don't drive very much so neglect is my biggest contributing factor to ageing a battery before its time. I may get in the habit of slapping the charger on it once a week for a few hours throughout winter. In the summer, I have a solar charger I can plug into the cigarette lighter port.
I've had batteries last me years or only a few months. Even on those smart trickle chargers.
Sometimes they just poop on you no matter how good a battery it's supposed to be.
Biggest thing is where you buy it and the warranty. I want hassle free replacement if it craps out without paying anything.
So... that usually means going to auto zone for me. I use summit racing too. But auto zone they register the battery with your phone number so if it craps out under warranty you can go to any auto zone and just say.... gimme another battery please!