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Question DetailsAsked on 3/6/2018

Where can I get a good battery for a suv but at a good price

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My preference - Johnson Controls batteries in a top brandname (they make about 2/3 of the auto/SUV/truck batteries in the US). Sears Diehard and Chrysler Mopar are two brands which use their top of the line quality batteries - they also make Walmart and Autozone and AC Delco batteries but I have heard of erratic life from them - possibly a cheaper manufacturing process for those store brands.


Many people also swear by Interstate batteries - which come from a variety of manufacturers like Exide and Johnson and others - but my experience with them when I used to use them commercially was very inconsistent. Because I needed extreme reliability I went back to Diehards, then Chryslers (basically same battery - some Mopar batteries even coem with the Diehard sticker under the Mopar one) when Sears started going out of business.


Because you are only talking about $75-125 for normal SUV battery, that is only about $10-15/year of life - so why get a cheaper battery which might only last 3-5 years instead of typically about 8 years except in the most severe conditions.


Other things you can do to promote dependability - use the corrosion-barrier chemically treated felt rings on the posts under the cable connections to stop corrosion of the battery post/cable interface, and make sure the connection and post are sprayed with battery connector protectant. Both those items available from NAPA and others for a few dollars each if installing it yourself. Not all battery places have them so get the rings and take with you if getting done at a dealer or battery place - the spray you can do yourself after installed - several light coats are much better than one dripping one.


Note - most places now charge a $10-20 disposal charge for the old/dead battery, but unless it is cracked and leaking, most public landfill systems have a battery and waste oil disposal program for personal use batteries, for free (usually limit one battery and 5 gallons of oil per day) - so if DIY'ing this, might check solid waste disposal website first on hazardous waste disposal options.

Answered 8 months ago by LCD




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