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Old 07-02-2011, 05:00 AM
 
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Most auto parts stores are the same so where I can i get the best deal on a car battery? Are there any coupons out there? I live in plaza Midwood. Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:57 AM
 
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Walmart SuperCenter - they will install it for free...
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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Anyone have a recommendation for 'brand' of battery? I need to get a new one for my sons car and he will be in Boone, NC (cold!) the next few years. I was told Interstate car batteries are very good?
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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Anyone have a recommendation for 'brand' of battery? I need to get a new one for my sons car and he will be in Boone, NC (cold!) the next few years. I was told Interstate car batteries are very good?
I've read and been told the same thing.

One thing to consider is how a warranty is handled. If he's at college (I assume) and has a problem, how would he get it handled? For no particular good reason I ended up with a Walmart and a Sears battery, and have had to deal with both of them under warranty. I can get them replaced at any Walmart or Sears (respectively), so it's convenient. Maybe you could check to see if there's a convenient Interstate dealer in Boone in case he has a problem.

Just something to think about.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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Another vote for Walmart
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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i have checked around and sears is the lowest price and has a good warranty. they also will take the old one out and put the new one in for free
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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Interstate is the best on the market. Very good warranty. Prorated over the life of the battery as are all batteries. Their not the cheapest but the best.
Remember....."the bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the cheap price is forgotten "
FYI, interstate has a number you can call to find the closest dealer, nationwide.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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"Cheap" should not be a selection criteria for a car battery! A good "bang for the buck" is the a Duralast Gold series available at Autozone. They rate very well compared to more expensive batteries. I've been using them for years and have been very satisfied. Don't buy a cheap battery... you'll be sorry!
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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I never play around with car batteries. I always get a new battery every 60-70k miles. I usually walk in and tell them to put in the best battery they have. The one I have in my car now is an Interstate battery which was purchased in CA and cost me 85 dollars back in 2006. I have actually dealt with below zero degree weather while visiting relatives in Michigan over the holidays and that battery fired the car right up even at those low temperatures.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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Thanks for all the information everyone. If I am right, my sons battery is 7 years old! Doubt it will survive the winter in Boone so I appreciate all the suggestions.
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