Best place/battery to buy around $100. Are Duralast car batteries any good?

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  1. holden j caufield

    holden j caufield Diamond Member

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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*.
     
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  2. LTC8K6

    LTC8K6 Lifer

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    It's as good as any other regular car battery, imo.
     
  3. LTC8K6

    LTC8K6 Lifer

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    Made by Johnson Controls, who make a lot of battery brands.
     
  4. HarryLui

    HarryLui Golden Member

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    Costco Kirkland battery is the same quality, but cheaper.
     
  5. CRXican

    CRXican Diamond Member

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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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    HannibalX Diamond Member

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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.
     
  7. holden j caufield

    holden j caufield Diamond Member

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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?
     
  8. HannibalX

    HannibalX Diamond Member

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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.
     
  9. HarryLui

    HarryLui Golden Member

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    Costco battery is 3 year free replacement and 100 month prorate warranty.
     
  10. Unheard

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    Built to last... DURALAST!
     
  11. Capt Caveman

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    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.
     
  12. Throckmorton

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    Stop screwing around with those outdated batteries and buy an Optima or similar sealed battery.
     
  13. CRXican

    CRXican Diamond Member

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    waste of money, will probably die just as fast
     
  14. Imported

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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
     
  16. thescreensavers

    thescreensavers Diamond Member

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    Duralast = Diehard

    I have a Duralast gold in my car and it works, we will see for how long though.
     
  17. Zenmervolt

    Zenmervolt Supermoderator<br>The Garage<br>Elite member

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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.

    ZV
     
  18. duragezic

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    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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  19. Horsepower

    Horsepower Senior member

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    Another vote for Optima. ONLY battery I put in a vehicle I KEEP.
     
  20. Zenmervolt

    Zenmervolt Supermoderator<br>The Garage<br>Elite member

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    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.

    ZV
     
  21. thescreensavers

    thescreensavers Diamond Member

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    ^ exactly what I think on that matter.