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Old 02-11-2010, 10:58 AM   #1
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Default Best place/battery to buy around $100. Are Duralast car batteries any good?

Time to replace mine and was wondering if the Duralast ones sold at Autozone are any good? 600 CCA and 750 CCA at 32*.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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It's as good as any other regular car battery, imo.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:02 AM   #3
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Made by Johnson Controls, who make a lot of battery brands.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:11 AM   #4
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Costco Kirkland battery is the same quality, but cheaper.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:05 PM   #5
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I recently spent way too much time looking into batteries. As mentioned, most are made by Johnson Controls. They all have similar warranties.

Unless you can find a Deka battery they're all pretty much the same.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:07 PM   #6
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Another vote for Costco, they are JC batteries and go for about $75, but you get $9 back when you turn in your old battery. All my cars have Costco batteries currently and they all perform great.

If you want a real high end battery look at Odyssey but be prepared to pay through the nose.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:15 PM   #7
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I've heard walmart batteries have 2 years no questions. My batteries usually die around 2 years. Do they keep replacing it every 2 years?
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:20 PM   #8
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Walmart sells the Ever Start Maxx series which are their own in house battery. They are made by Delphi. I bought one brand new a few years ago and it went two years and died, a month after the warranty went out. Folks at Wally World told me if it had died a month sooner they would have replaced it, no problem. I don't think I'll buy another one.
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Costco battery is 3 year free replacement and 100 month prorate warranty.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:40 PM   #10
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Built to last... DURALAST!
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:28 PM   #11
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Time to replace mine and was wondering if the Duralast ones sold at Autozone are any good? 600 CCA and 750 CCA at 32*.
I've had one for about 5 years and still going strong(including going cross-country twice). I think I only spent around $75 for mine.
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:32 PM   #12
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Stop screwing around with those outdated batteries and buy an Optima or similar sealed battery.
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Stop screwing around with those outdated batteries and buy an Optima or similar sealed battery.
waste of money, will probably die just as fast
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I picked up a Diehard Platinum.. supposedly the same as an Odyssey.
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I always get Diehard Platinums, never had one fail on me
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Duralast = Diehard

I have a Duralast gold in my car and it works, we will see for how long though.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:04 PM   #17
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Nothing wrong with 'em. I tend to prefer Interstate if I can find them, but I'm using a Duralast in my 951 because there wasn't an Interstate available locally in the size for it.

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Old 02-11-2010, 10:42 PM   #18
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I've heard walmart batteries have 2 years no questions. My batteries usually die around 2 years. Do they keep replacing it every 2 years?
Wow that seems low! I've had my car for 8 years and only been through two batteries. The first lasted 5+ years and current one is just over 3 years. This has been in cold ass winters every year too. I know the current one is a simple Walmart one for $65 or so.

What makes your batteries last so little or is 5 years the unusual number?

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Stop screwing around with those outdated batteries and buy an Optima or similar sealed battery.
Another vote for Optima. ONLY battery I put in a vehicle I KEEP.
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Another vote for Optima. ONLY battery I put in a vehicle I KEEP.
Optimas and other gell cell batteries are great, but generally aren't worth the additional cost for the average consumer. My batteries typically last between 5 and 9 years and it's doubtful that an Optima would last significantly longer despite their claims.

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^ exactly what I think on that matter.
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