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Old 02-07-2015, 12:48 PM
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For those of you that have replaced the battery

what was the very best 12v battery you found? There are so many AGM batteries and when it comes time(2013 JGC) to replace mine, I want the best available.

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Re: For those of you that have replaced the battery

Aren't those suppose to last like ... 10 years?


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Re: For those of you that have replaced the battery

I think 3-4 years but I'm not sure.
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Re: For those of you that have replaced the battery

I usually shoot for 5 years on a battery. If it makes it past 4, I am happy.

There are so many battery brands out there, it gets very confusing. But dozens upon dozens of each brand are actually the same battery, all owned/built by the same manufacturer.

Sadly, Walmart's batteries are widely considered to be good. They are made by a very decent manufacturer, although the name escapes me at the moment.

Costco batteries are also generally considered among the best as well, and if you have a membership, cheaper than most (if not all).

When it comes to "the best battery," that is like asking what is the best tire. You are going to get lots of different opinions.
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Battery life can be unperdictable but if you are doing good 4 to 5 years on regular lead acid and 6 to 8 on AGM. some will will get more some less
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Re: For those of you that have replaced the battery

I had 2 Sears platinum in my 2500 cummins. 4 year non prorated warranty, then prorated beyond that.
They are not cheap, but no GOOD AGM battery is....

I did have one die 3 years in (truck has 2)...and Sears replaced it on the spot with a brand new one one month old.
Both have been in over 5 years and cranks that cummins like a top, even in 10 deg weather....

I'm certainly not saying Sears is best, but based on the no hassle warranty,no questions asked replacement warranty, it would be one my list to review.....


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Re: For those of you that have replaced the battery

Thanks y'all. Your opinions are what I'm looking for.

SD, no Costco within 100 miles of here. 😞

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Re: For those of you that have replaced the battery

I think it does vary a good bit based on the postings. A few months ago, I went to Sears to replace the Diehard in my 96 Cherokee. I didn't realize how long it was in there, but after checking my receipt, it was 10 years old. Curious what I will get from the AGM type in my 14 GC.


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Re: For those of you that have replaced the battery

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I had 2 Sears platinum in my 2500 cummins. 4 year non prorated warranty, then prorated beyond that.
They are not cheap, but no GOOD AGM battery is....

I did have one die 3 years in (truck has 2)...and Sears replaced it on the spot with a brand new one one month old.
Both have been in over 5 years and cranks that cummins like a top, even in 10 deg weather....

I'm certainly not saying Sears is best, but based on the no hassle warranty,no questions asked replacement warranty, it would be one my list to review.....


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I'm a Sears diehard battery fan myself, typically I buy a vehicle new, 3-4yrs the stock battery goes out and I drop in a diehard, then it lasts until it trade the vehicle. I've done this with the past 3 cars. My wife's 2010 370z stock battery lasted 4 years, it now has a diehard and she plans on keeping the car forever so we'll see!


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I'm a Sears diehard battery fan myself, typically I buy a vehicle new, 3-4yrs the stock battery goes out and I drop in a diehard, then it lasts until it trade the vehicle. I've done this with the past 3 cars. My wife's 2010 370z stock battery lasted 4 years, it now has a diehard and she plans on keeping the car forever so we'll see!


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Are you using AGM or Flooded?


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I'm certainly not saying Sears is best, but based on the no hassle warranty,no questions asked replacement warranty, it would be one my list to review.....
Ceteris paribus, I would agree. However, I suggest that people balance these excellent warranty terms against the rather high risk of Sears going bankrupt within the next two years, which would nullify the warranty.
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Re: For those of you that have replaced the battery

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I had 2 Sears platinum in my 2500 cummins. 4 year non prorated warranty, then prorated beyond that.
They are not cheap, but no GOOD AGM battery is....

I did have one die 3 years in (truck has 2)...and Sears replaced it on the spot with a brand new one one month old.
Both have been in over 5 years and cranks that cummins like a top, even in 10 deg weather....

I'm certainly not saying Sears is best, but based on the no hassle warranty,no questions asked replacement warranty, it would be one my list to review.....


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I just had to replace my Diehard Platinum AGM (rebadged Odyssey) batteries in my Dodge CTD and did get the benefit of the prorated warranty. Sadly, the new batteries have only the full replacement for 4 years with no pro-rate anymore. I think the old pro-rate warranty went out to 60 or 72 months.
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