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Replacement auto batteries

Posted on 1/19/23 at 5:30 pm
Posted by TigerKurt
Kenner, LA
Member since Apr 2005
883 posts
Posted on 1/19/23 at 5:30 pm
My 2020 Ford Escape is over 3 years old now and I need to replace the battery. Any recommendations of battery brands and where to purchase in the Kenner area would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by LEASTBAY
Member since Aug 2007
14395 posts
Posted on 1/19/23 at 5:40 pm to
Walmart, you can checkout at that back auto counter and not have to deal with the masses.
Posted by FOBW
N.O.
Member since Sep 2016
312 posts
Posted on 1/19/23 at 7:33 pm to
There are only two or three battery manufacturers in the U.S. Walmarts are as good as any.

Costco was about $20 cheaper than autozone on the exact same battery last week.
Posted by Ice Cream Sammich
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
10117 posts
Posted on 1/19/23 at 7:34 pm to
Everstart Max battery at Walmart. 3 year warranty and they have Walmarts everywhere. Also have the best prices.
Posted by Redlos
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2005
1053 posts
Posted on 1/19/23 at 9:53 pm to
Just get an AGM, more important than the brand
Posted by CrawDude
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2019
5301 posts
Posted on 1/20/23 at 9:32 am to
I don’t know if you have a dead battery or if it’s 3 years old and you feel it’s time to replace it, if the latter that’s a smart move. Average life of a auto battery in the south is a little over 3 years. The owner of my auto tech company has always been a strong advocate of just replacing the battery at 3 years. I started doing this about a decade or more ago, and since then I’ve never been stranded or inconvenienced somewhere with a dead battery. With todays autos, you get little or no warning a battery is about to die - fine today, dead tomorrow.

Owner of my service shop wrote this article Why Batteries Die

I also use the WalMart EverStart batteries, just get one rated for your car warranted for 3 years. As stated there only 3 manufacturers of auto batteries in the USA, regardless of the name/brand on the battery.
This post was edited on 1/20/23 at 11:58 am
Posted by Wtodd
Tampa, FL
Member since Oct 2013
67546 posts
Posted on 1/20/23 at 10:03 am to
quote:

Walmart, you can checkout at that back auto counter and not have to deal with the masses.

The EverStart Maxx battery has a 5 yr warranty; 3 yrs full replacement.
Posted by AlxTgr
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
81958 posts
Posted on 1/20/23 at 10:13 am to
I am right at 3 years. Might start looking.
Posted by Pepperidge
Slidell
Member since Apr 2011
4314 posts
Posted on 1/21/23 at 2:38 pm to
buy Deka(made in USA)batteries

they are rebranded as Duracell Ultra Platinum and O'Reilly Platinum as well

I buy from O'Reilly

you'll see the made in USA on the platinum's only...

They are AGM
Posted by Antib551
Houma, LA
Member since Dec 2018
957 posts
Posted on 1/21/23 at 3:46 pm to
The standard ones are made Deka also. If the model number has a J in it then it was produced by Johnson Controls in Mexico. You can tell by the case which batteries are the exact same.
Posted by thejudge
Westlake, LA
Member since Sep 2009
14135 posts
Posted on 1/21/23 at 5:32 pm to
Used to get 6-7 years outta Interstate. Not anymore.

Works gets us a NAPA discount so I have their gold series in my wife's van. She's let it go dead several times and it still kicking.

I bought a Ford from a Dodge dealership 5 years ago and their Mopar battery they put in is going strong. I may go back and get another from the local dealer haha
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