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Old 08-04-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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Autozone Duralast battery or Wal Mart Ever Start Battery?

Wal Mart has the correct size for about $79 dollars and Autozone $130 or $140. Everyone seems to talk about Autozone batteries....I was just wandering about how good are the Wal Mart brand ever Start Batteries
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:16 PM   #2
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Ive never tried the Walmart one but I used the Duralast 48-DL for about 5 years it worked perfect until the other day but it was still under warranty so I went back and got another one....I believe the Duralast is about $110 without tradein of your old battery
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:20 PM   #3
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Get the Autozone Duralast, OEM or Optima Red Top.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:30 PM   #4
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:26 PM   #6
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Walmart=....do u want ur car to ever start again?
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:32 PM   #7
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R U serious....Do they suck? that is why i am asking

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R U serious....Do they suck? that is why i am asking
They're not nearly as high of quality as the batteries I named earlier. Meaning that they will work, any battery will work, but you might not necessarily have the same cranking power with the Wal-Mart battery as you would with an Optima, OEM or Duralast. This translate into decreased battery life. OEM, Optima and Duralast batteries last for about 5 years, I'll bet that that Wal-Mart battery will only survive two or three. Plus make sure you are using a VENTED battery since the battery is in the trunk, otherwise you could build up harmful battery vapors in the trunk.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:02 PM   #9
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What about Deka batteries? A friend at work highly recommends them.

http://www.eastpenn-deka.com/assets/base/0379.pdf
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:04 PM   #10
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The good thing about the Autozone batteries is they they are pretty much direct fit OEM style batteries with the vent tube and of good quality.

You could put just about any battery in there technically, but if you got for something cheaper from Walmart just don't expect as many years of service, and possibly having to adjust the battery holder to fit the battery nice and snugly.

By law, batteries inside the cabin have to have a vent tube on them for safety(autozone battery has this), but another benefit is if your alternator fails and overcharges the battery(rare), it will make your entire car reek strongly of rotten eggs for a week.

If you are ok with these downsides, then I don't see a reason why not.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:18 PM   #11
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Walmart Battery Died every 3 years...Ask me how I know...
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Go OEM or go home.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:25 PM   #13
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Walmart 3 years running. Who knows maybe it'll die soon.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:31 PM   #15
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I got the Autozone Duralast, 49-DL if I remember. Perfect fit and great battery. Cost me about 90 bucks or so with the core I think. Guy insisted he install it for me, liked the car. Vent tube with universal fitting came taped to the battery. Was like a 3 minute install, no joke....granted, I took the OEM battery out in the parking lot so was really drop in and go. Great warranty on the DL, and CCA is better than stock. I need that for the Colorado winters. I am sure my OEM 2004 BMW battery could have lasted me a year more, but better safe than sorry as I do travel alot in the military. The Autozone computer now lists it as a direct replacement. I did put some folded up cardboard under the battery hold down to keep it snug. Since my car is now paid off, going to make it bullet proof little by little. Next step for me is a high performance Stuart water pump. I got a brand new radiator from the flashlight incident.....Grrrrrrr. Hope this helps. Also, check the sales with Autozone, sometimes batteries go on sale.
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Hell no!!!! Not for that price......and I am home.....LOL. Not like I got a roundel on my battery.

Edit: but than again, with the money I saved.....I could put a BMW roundel on the top of the battery.
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Walmart=....do u want ur car to ever start again?
Nothing wrong with a battery from Walmart. As usual, people think that because they own a used BMW 3 series.....they are special. Quite a few have some fake Rolex watches also. Walmart sells Mobil 1 synthetic cheaper than most auto parts stores. Is it crappy oil because it comes from Walmart? It should be good enough for a 7 year old car that you own.

Edit: or that the bank or your parents own.
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ok, how do you know?
Well, Mom bought a EverStart Gold Battery from Walmart. After one month from the 3 year we got it. It died with no warning of battery dieing. It happen total of 3 times already. It was pro-rated and only have to pay 20 bucks each time. So it wasnt that bad for a $75 battery...

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Well, Mom bought a EverStart Gold Battery from Walmart. After one month from the 3 year we got it. It died with no warning of battery dieing. It happen total of 3 times already. It was pro-rated and only have to pay 20 bucks each time. So it wasnt that bad for a $75 battery...

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Even Optima have horror stories. Most batteries are made by a few companies. I look at price, CCA, and warranty. Tons of threads on here about it. Almost as many as oil threads......well, not as much, but close.
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LOL... actually there is a roundel on the OEM battery.
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