Best Car Battery brand?

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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    I'm due for a replacement for my van. It's not holding a charge as well anymore (it's like 5 years old, the original that came w/ the car). Anyone have recommendations on good brands?
     
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    Zissou What about my dynamite? VIP Member

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    You're pretty good getting a battery anywhere. Sears, Napa, even Costco (kirkland) makes a good battery. I personally go to sears.

    If it's for something special with specific needs, like say you do a lot of offroading and have lights and a winch, etc, or a sports car with a 'nice' stereo, then you might want to consider an optima. 99% of the time a regular battery will do you good.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    As far as brands go, though, what is your opinion? My brother's partial to Interstate, my neighbor loves Batteries Plus batteries, another neighbor likes Auto Zone's Duramax or something. What to chose what to chose :)
     
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    +1 I'm a fan of interstate batteries.
     
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    optima or interstate - was an auto mechanic for 20 plus years
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Now to find Interstate LOL My bro kept saying to find them at gas stations.
     
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    befor you buy ck with sears I think they will come out and jump you on a failed battery if it goes dead make sure of year make model and group size
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Thanks, Tex!! I had gone to interstate's website, but their locator didn't work. But I found one just a few miles from me! :D

    Thanks for the tip, Tool...I'll check with Sears, but they're becoming more far and few in between nowadays.
     
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    My vote is Optima
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Optima looks more expensive, though.
     
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    The last time I needed a battery, the dealer actually had the best price and offered the same warranty. Can't hurt to check.
     
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    go with optima you can get the best price on optima and interstate at cosco
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    OOO I have costco...let me check there. The hubby can change it out.

    I was at Toyota yesterday getting his car's maintenance done, and the guy said they can replace the battery for $130, parts & labor...but toyota brand battery. I will stick with interstate or optima.

    Ok, costco and sams club didn't list them on the website. But it's cool...the interstate battery place near me has the one I need for around $110, installed free. :D
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Yay! Battery's been replaced! I went with Interstate, since it was the easier one to find. Thanks all!!!!!
     
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    110.00 for a battery? WTH, mine for my Suburban is only 79.00.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Even online, though, Interstate batteries were $110-120 :dunno:

    My brother was surprised too. His battery for his van (same as mine) was only around $80 also, so he guessed prices might've gone up. But they were the nearest Interstate dealer to me, and their prices matched the online prices.
     
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    Pft, my BMW's was over $300. $100 dollars is a deal. :mrgreen:
     
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