Need new battery for DD opinions?

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  1. berg2695

    berg2695 Veteran Member

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    I think that if batteries are not lasting very long in a vehicle, an upgraded, more powerful alternator should be considered. That is, if one is available. Every discharge/charge cycle takes some lifespan from the battery. In my experience automakers cut the margins too close as far as generator capacity.
     
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    A battery should last longer than a few years. 5 years is about how long I keep vehicles and have only changed 1 battery and that was in Vegas. I was told the extreme heat kills batteries. Bought a AGM for it and it lasted the 3 years up to when I traded the truck in. I think the Optimas have a 3 year warranty so it should atleast last that long
     
  3. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    With all of my connections, I could not find a better deal on a battery than Interstate thru Costco.

    Don't waste your money on an Optima unless you are going with a Deep Cycle Yellow Top
     
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    GoldenOne7710 Equal Opportunity Offender Lifetime Gold Member

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    Johnson Controls, East Penn and Exide are the 3 manufacturers that make most of the wet cell automotive batteries you can buy from a retailer....regardless of the "brand". That said, they are like most products. Nobody makes a perfect one.

    I buy all mine from Advance Auto. Why? #1) Convenience. There's an Advance Auto just about everywhere you go. #2) Online discount codes make their prices pretty tough to beat. #3) If you DO have a warranty claim, they don't seem to hassle you much.
     
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    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I get my batteries from Advance because I get contract pricing at my shop. The same battery that would cost Joe Average $90, I can get for $65.
     
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    I wondered when someone was going to mention this.
     
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    I have heard good things about the AGM that batteries & bulbs stores are carrying. I am going to try one the next time I need one.
     
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    I use NAPA Legands in all my cars never had a single issue and seam to get around 5 to 6 years out of them. I also like that they are all black ( looks way better in the show cars). Will never use an Interstate ever again had one blow up in my face about 12 years ago when i was hooking up a jumper box ( was dam lucky I didn’t get blinded from the acid).
     
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    Sorry for the delay,wifeys blazer had a rear pad stick in the hanger on the way home yesterday [darn Midwest salt] led to complete rear brake job,calipers/rotors hangers pads,did the fronts too so I was busy in the dark,then up at 2 A.M.!!
    How does AAA sell batteries? I was always happy with the exide nascar select menards sold,the HD exide ones were their cheap line,The manager at advance,o-reillys [and I know him] wouldn't budge on anything with the batteries [our margins are too tight RIGGGGHT] Don't know anyone with Costco,may just get a farm and fleet one, every interstate I had did not live up to the price IMHO, want to spend about $100 NOT $160!! LOL-I may stop by the old guy napa and talk to them also--Thanks for the replies!!! Steve!!
     
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    I buy the Interstate blems, cost me $39 and last longer than any of the ones I ever buy at wallmart. Down side is the warranty is only 90 day.
     

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