Take a picture of the receipt with your smartphone.
I tried just today to get a battery exchanged under warranty at Sam's Club. I figured they could look it up in their system, but I had let our membership lapse in 2018 while we were gone for three months. Apparently, when I resigned up, I got a new member number and all of the info under my old member number was deleted. To Sam's Club's credit, they still handled it, but I should have had the receipt.
Posts: 6247 | Location: SWFL | Registered: October 10, 2007
Originally posted by J387: Ive been researching batteries online and have found very little information available. I’m planning on replacing my 8 year old factory flooded battery before I have to start traveling in the spring.
For what its worth here are the options that I have come up with (in no particular order).
1) An odyssey battery (top of the line AGM from Autozone for $250.
2)Gold series flooded battery from Advanced Auto for around $150.
3)Dealer replacement flooded battery for $190.
The orginal 8 year old battery was made by johnson controls.
For the price difference I'd consider the Odyssey.
Originally posted by bigdeal: Given current times I no longer care what brand name is on my batteries. All I care about is 'cost' and 'warranty'. As such, my last two batteries have been Walmart MAXX and they seem to be doing just fine.
Here too. I have them in my truck and tractor and they have worked fine
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Lets see...I have a Walmart Eversart maxx in my wife's car, my tractor and my old chevy. The one in my tractor has been there for five years now. It's a great battery and reasonably priced at around a hundred bucks.
Not sure who makes it, probably Johnson Controls but it's a good one.
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Posts: 3965 | Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO. | Registered: September 05, 2005
AGM batteries handle vibration better and have less self-discharge.
I just upgraded my airplane battery to a lithium. Man are those great. The cranking amps are insane, and you can let it sit for 3 months and it won't lose a fraction of a volt of charge (while a lead acid may be a brick by then). The downside is they are easily double the cost of a lead acid battery.
Posts: 103 | Location: N. TX | Registered: June 22, 2019
I have a 2005 Dodge 2500 w/Cummins and I had to get batteries for it in 2014. I searched and researched and decided on CAT batteries from a nearby Caterpillar dealer.
I understand that there are only a couple (or a few?) battery manufacturers, but it's also my understanding that they build different batteries to different specifications - some having a higher bar to beat than others. With at least two hard drive crashes since 2014 I've lost my links and data, but I had come across a comparison between batteries built for Caterpillar vs. standard automotive batteries and the CAT batteries were built to a higher standard.
Edit to add:
This is the model of Caterpillar battery I bought: