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Battery question

So I'm shopping for new batteries. I don't know which brand to go with. I am leaning towards optima, so if you guys were in my boat which route would you go?
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-09-2012, 03:08 PM
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I just bought batteries at BJ's $85 each. I believe they are 40 month free replacement and 108 month prorated plus a few extra stuff. The guy in the tire shop said they have no way of testing the batteries to see if they are good or bad. Just bring them in.


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I was going to get Optimas for my truck from a local battery only store which sold several brands and they strongly suggested that I do not buy them. He would bring them in if I insisted but he said due to their extremely high warranty returns he would not trust them in his truck.


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Im running 1000 CA interstate and i like them they run my stereo and crank nicely.

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I have a set of optima red tops in my truck. They do the job but I think I will go with something different when it is time to replace them.
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Optima does not go well with tjese trucks. Lots of forms about how bad they are. They dont hold the volts the trucks need.


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I just went with a set of Autozone Platium AGM batteries after my Yellow top Autozone acid batteries died(1) but they swapped both since I was trying the new style

so far so good but the warranty is 3 years unlike the 3 /5 for the acid

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