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Battery issues, help please

hey guys so iv owned my 159 for all of 3 months, and yesterday had an issue with it not being able to start.

starting it has seemed to get worse and worse over the last few weeks.
seems to start up after leaving it overnight, but if im stopping for a bit and starting again during the day like i did yesterday it wouldnt start at all.

I've had the alternator checked by an auto electrician and was charging at 13.5v which they say is a bit low and may need a new alternator or theres a current drawing issue like a boot light being left on, however after reading a few threads on here it seems thats what the alternator should be charging at?
and if there was a current drawing issue, it shouldn't start up after leaving it overnight at all right?

any ideas what my problem might be here? my thought was the obvious; battery is buggered, but i figured that should be the first thing the auto electrician checked.
thanks any help is greatly appreciated
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Water may gone from battery acid because of hot weather and may not be charged properly enough.
Take the battery off, open battery cap to reach cells and check acid level.
Suppose the plates are partly covered only.
If plates are still grey like a battery top poles it is still possible to revive, if black no way.
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