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Old 11-25-2022, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default What's best auto battery for the $

What truck battery do you recommend for the money.

Have a Walmart battery but need a new one . Bought 08/2019 and just out of the 3 year free replacement .

I'm debating buying from Walmart, AutoZone or O Riley's
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Old 11-25-2022, 12:30 PM   #2
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Old 11-25-2022, 12:32 PM   #3
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Walmart. Get the premium. 5year warranty.
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Old 11-25-2022, 12:32 PM   #4
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Old 11-25-2022, 12:35 PM   #5
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Old 11-25-2022, 12:35 PM   #6
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Watched that video. Bought two Walmarts recently after watching.
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Old 11-25-2022, 12:37 PM   #7
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Shoot I’ll play. AC delco, motorcraft or NAPA gold
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Old 11-25-2022, 01:32 PM   #8
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Shoot Iíll play. AC delco, motorcraft or NAPA gold
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I had terrible durability from every Walmart batteries I ever bought for a hunting rig , lawnmower, boats
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Old 11-25-2022, 01:36 PM   #9
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Odyssey Battery
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Old 11-25-2022, 01:51 PM   #10
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Odyssey Battery
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Old 11-25-2022, 01:51 PM   #11
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I just bought a continental battery from a small parts Napa etc and paid 170.00 ( 2 year warranty) for a tundra. You can probably beat that price.
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Old 11-25-2022, 01:52 PM   #12
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I have odyssey for the sxs, didn't know they make a truck battery
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Old 11-25-2022, 02:05 PM   #13
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I've certainly gotten my money's worth from Walmart Maxx yeller and black battereis for my trucks.
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Old 11-25-2022, 02:05 PM   #14
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Old 11-25-2022, 02:43 PM   #15
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I got 7 years out of a Ford OEM battery, then 6 years out of its identical replacement, and 4 so far from an Interstate that I doubt will last another 2 years.
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Old 11-25-2022, 03:15 PM   #16
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Well, just got battery checked at O'Riley's and Walmart and both tests show that battery is good.
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Old 11-25-2022, 03:17 PM   #17
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I got 7 years out of a Ford OEM battery, then 6 years out of its identical replacement, and 4 so far from an Interstate that I doubt will last another 2 years.
Money well spent.
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Old 11-25-2022, 03:49 PM   #18
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Well, just got battery checked at O'Riley's and Walmart and both tests show that battery is good.
You need to get you a battery charger. I charge the batteries on trucks I donít use every day every once in a while. They usually Need it.
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Old 11-25-2022, 03:49 PM   #19
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Well, just got battery checked at O'Riley's and Walmart and both tests show that battery is good.
What symptoms led you to thinking battery was bad?

What vehicle?
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Old 11-25-2022, 04:24 PM   #20
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Had good luck with Interstate
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Old 11-25-2022, 05:14 PM   #21
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Iím an interstate fan . Just used warranty to get one replaced about two weeks . Had 5 year full replacement.
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Old 11-25-2022, 06:10 PM   #22
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There are good and bad batteries from EVERY source. My recommendation is to find a battery source that has stores all over where you normally go which makes changing them out down the road a LOT easier. Then buy you a good battery from them that comes with a 2 or 3 year free replacement.



OEM batteries do tend to last the longest. The longest lasting set I’ve ever dealt with were 13 years old when they were replaced. Factory International batteries on the school bus I used to drive. It was a 2007 model bus and the batteries lasted till 2020!
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Old 11-25-2022, 06:24 PM   #23
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Ford OEM in my 17 and it's just now starting to lag a touch. It'll either get a Walmart, Sam's, or OEM when I buy another.
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Old 11-25-2022, 06:25 PM   #24
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I've certainly gotten my money's worth from Walmart Maxx yeller and black battereis for my trucks.

Same.... WM batteries for 20 years in two vehicles
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Old 11-25-2022, 06:41 PM   #25
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Wal Mart. They are all over the Planet and carry a good warranty
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Old 11-25-2022, 08:57 PM   #26
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Wal Mart ... The last me 4-5 yrs . This year had to replace 4, but two in the truck and two in tractor. I always replace both at the same time and use the "good" one on the gate or cameras.
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Old 11-25-2022, 10:01 PM   #27
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I've run interstate for years on my vehicles, 4 wheeler, and lawn mowers. I got tired of cleaning terminals, being told the corrosion was a Ford thing, and having batteries just go bad right after the full replacement warranty ran out leaving me to pay around $250ish with the help of prorated warranty for a new one.
I recently replaced the battery in my truck with an X2Power AGM battery from batteries plus bulbs. It was pricey, but comes with a full 48 month free replacement warranty. Last I checked, my terminals were as corrosion free as a new truck too...
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Old 11-26-2022, 03:11 PM   #28
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Interstate for me. I try to replace batteries when I replace tires.
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Old 11-26-2022, 03:38 PM   #29
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Probably time to change factory Motorcraft batteries in my ‘19 F350 this winter. Will look at Interstate AGM. Tired of the acid damage.
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Old 11-26-2022, 03:55 PM   #30
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I've had good luck with the ones from Sam's. I'm done with interstate. There warrantee sucks

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Old 11-26-2022, 08:21 PM   #31
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Several years ago (maybe 25?) I was running a diesel and learned to take them in 2 months before the warranty ended and get them tested---worked every time--got a new battery from WM.

I know one thing, like everything else, battery prices are to the moon.
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Old 11-27-2022, 09:54 AM   #32
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Optimum red top itís the best battery Iíve used. Got it used from an uncle and it lasted close to 10 years after that. Went with interstate since thatís what we carry at work and battery happened to die on the way to work.

That interstate battery is less than 2 years old and is leaking acid. Battery looks like itís been in the truck for 20 years. Also interstate is only 36 month warranty now

Iím probably wrong but almost all brand batteries that Iíve looked at are only good for a 36 month warranty
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:12 AM   #33
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If you are just out of warranty, stop in and see if they have a prorated warranty. My motorcrafts did and I ended up paying half price for both batteries.

That said, I love my lithium antigravity battery, which wouldn't work in your application, but antigravity make really good AGM batteries that might work, and save some weight too.
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:39 AM   #34
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A buddy works for a huge parts company in Houston. They carry numerous different name brands. He tells me they all send out duds and he does almost the same amount of sales as warranty's. He was selling me a new battery cause mine died 2 months after the warranty ended...

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Old 11-27-2022, 11:15 AM   #35
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WM batteries for me. Bought one from Oreillys once for convenience, seemed almost twice as high.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:37 AM   #36
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Check Costco. Best price I found this year.


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Old 11-27-2022, 11:52 AM   #37
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What symptoms led you to thinking battery was bad?

What vehicle?


It would not crack, as soon as I put on my portable battery jump start it's cracks right away.

I just use truck for work , 7 miles one way then 7 miles back every day.

As soon as it gets cold I always start having trouble cracking vehicle on.

It did same thing last year around this time and same thing - they all tested battery and it was good to go. I think they charged fully that time and never had problems after they charged it until now, a year later

My truck is a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado with 74k miles

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Old 11-27-2022, 11:53 AM   #38
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Clean battery terminals, cable ends and grounds.
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Old 11-27-2022, 06:05 PM   #39
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I'm a fan of buying at Batteries Plus.

They usually have the best price, and you get an extra $20 off for ordering online and then going to the store to get it. I'm picking on up for the Kubota CTL tomorrow. Duracell.

Optimas are not what they once were. Not a fan.
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:48 PM   #40
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Interstate. Run them in my boat and vehicles.
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:05 PM   #41
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Looking at this video and with the “for the money” value, it looks like Walmart is the runaway winner. It certainly outperforms others at a higher cost.

…. of the ones they tested.
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:12 PM   #42
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Looking at this video and with the ďfor the moneyĒ value, it looks like Walmart is the runaway winner. It certainly outperforms others at a higher cost.

Ö. of the ones they tested.
There a several posts here about warranty. You can, and I did buy their premium battery with a 5 year full replacement warranty.
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