From: me on
"Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe(a)> wrote:

>I have been concerned how long this battery will live for the last year or

That's been the problem with batteries in my
experience... i.e. that they fail with no warning and
From: me on
Ashton Crusher <demi(a)> wrote:

>After reading this thread the only thing I can conclude is no one gets
>the same result even when the use the same batteries!!


From: me on
"Noozer" <dont.spam(a)> wrote:

>I think it's sad. These days my purchases are based more on how long I'll
>have a warranty instead of the lowest price or company reputation.


From: me on
"M.M." <nobody(a)> wrote:

>It was working fine, no hint of a problem,
>and it died at a gas station when I went to leave after gassing
>up...Click!, zero...stone dead. Wouldn't even light the dome light.

same as happened to me last Sunday!!
From: Bob Urz on

aarcuda69062 wrote:

> In article <q6q9a3hbqvp5pos596c2tn3dd54kbahugo(a)>,
> me(a) wrote:
>>My battery in my Mazda died the other day.
>>Strange, I've never had a car battery die in the
>>summer. Its always been the winter when low temps and
>>load is present.
>>Anyway..... I bought a replacement battery from
>>Walmart cause it was an emergency (no time to shop
>>Are their batteries any good?
> Walmart has their vendors build to meet a price point, this is
> usually accomplished thru substituting cheaper materials.
> I've seen a number of Walmart batteries fail when less than 1
> year old. All were bought based upon price.
>>What brand/model car battery IS good?
> I have an Interstate workhorse in my 'cuda that's been in there
> for over seven years. Some winters during storage, it doesn't
> even get disconnected. Great battery so far and I'm NOT a big fan
> of Interstate batteries.
> My wife's Intrepid has an Optima red top for 4 years, three of
> those her drive to work is less than 1 mile. No trouble so far.
> My Dakota pick-up has a NAPA version Exide that surprisingly
> after 4 years is still doing fine considering that the truck gets
> a lot of short trip usage.
> My preference to sell is East Penn. Very high quality, test way
> over their rating. Haven't had any premature failures.
> I've routinely seen Delco batteries last over 10 years although
> there were some instances a few years back where they had
> problems with leaking side post terminals.

There are only a handful of US battery OEM's that make the batteries
anyway. With i believe Johnson controls being the biggest.
With Exide, Enersys, Interstate and delco being in the mix too.

There are some interesting names in the pacific rim though:


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