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#2293212 - 06/20/11 07:43 PM ProRated Battery Warranties Gone?
Tom_T Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 102
Loc: Jacksonville, Fl
Picked up a battery (Duralast Gold) today at the "Zone" and noticed when I got home it just came with a 36 month free replacement coverage but nothing after that. When I took back the old battery for the core refund the counter guy confirmed just the 36 month free replacement with nothing after. He said all the major retailers he knew of had done the same, mentioning AAP and Walmart specifically.

This was news to me, can others confirm?

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#2293220 - 06/20/11 07:50 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: Tom_T]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: New Jersey
I didnt think that the maxx gold battery that I bought last year was only free replacement warranty...

Mine has 84 months.

Must be really recent.

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#2293229 - 06/20/11 08:01 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: Tom_T]
shanneba Offline


Registered: 07/10/04
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Loc: Indiana (IN)
They still show an 8yr warranty online on the Duralast Gold.
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#2293230 - 06/20/11 08:02 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: Tom_T]
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Napa batteries are 18 month free replacement, pro rated till 65 months (if its a 65 month battery) or 75 months if its a 75 month battery.
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#2293231 - 06/20/11 08:03 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: Tom_T]
wallyuwl Offline


Registered: 06/02/09
Posts: 1635
Loc: Lexington, KY
I knew Walmart has gone away from the prorated warranty. Didn't know about AAP or AZ doing so. Last time I was in AAP and looked quick at the batteries was probably March, and I remember them having a prorated sticker then.

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#2293244 - 06/20/11 08:14 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: Tom_T]
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Registered: 04/17/06
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Loc: Lake Forest, CA
Walmart changed the warranty on its battery from 2-3 years free replacement and 60-80 months prorated to only 2-3 years free replacement about 6-7 months ago.

Some still have prorated period: Interstate at Firestone up to 85 months, Motorcraft at Ford dealer up to 100 months ... I just bought Motorcraft BXT-49 from Ford for my E430, it has 3 years free replacement and 100 months prorated for $93 plus tax. I think it's better deal than the $82 for Walmart Maxx. I think the Motorcraft BXT-49 is re-branded Interstate Mega-Tron Plus.
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#2293247 - 06/20/11 08:16 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: shanneba]
Tom_T Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 102
Loc: Jacksonville, Fl
I saw an 84 month warranty on the website too, but clicking on the details told me the particulars would be printed on the receipt, which just came out with the 36 month thing.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/termsan...BatteryWarranty

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#2293249 - 06/20/11 08:19 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: Tom_T]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
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AAP still has a 36/84 on the Gold series-that's the one I would go with, plus the online codes usually make them cheaper than AZ anyway.
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#2293252 - 06/20/11 08:23 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: Tom_T]
HTSS_TR Offline


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They may drop the prorated warranty because most batteries don't last more than 5 years in Southern States.
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#2293394 - 06/20/11 11:54 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: Tom_T]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
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Loc: apple valley, ca
I know that Optima did away with the pro rated warranty a few years ago too.
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#2293395 - 06/21/11 12:01 AM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: Tom_T]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
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Loc: Michigan
Makes me wonder if others will follow...
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#2293689 - 06/21/11 12:11 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: Tom_T]
ahoier Offline


Registered: 02/03/10
Posts: 1720
Loc: Cocoa, FL
Is it me, or is it a coincidence? Walmart sells "Johnson Controls Batteries" - are the AutoZone batteries made/distributed by "Johnson Controls" as well?

When I bought my "MAXX-34" battery from WM, yea, they told me they just changed it this past July....their batteries are straight "Free Replacement" per Johnson Controls....something about JC "losing money" etc etc...budget cuts, blah blah...and well, being in the South....batteries are lucky to last 24 months here...


But get this...my mother drives a 2000 Ford Expedition, the Triton V8, still has the original Ford battery in that beast....lol! I'd like to know who makes that battery smile

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#2293776 - 06/21/11 01:30 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: ahoier]
friendly_jacek Offline


Registered: 05/04/03
Posts: 6414
Loc: southeast US
Originally Posted By: ahoier

But get this...my mother drives a 2000 Ford Expedition, the Triton V8, still has the original Ford battery in that beast....lol! I'd like to know who makes that battery smile


I think problem is not so much batteries are worse than they used to be, but the engines are more powerful and put in much smaller confines.

Battery in my V6 RAV heats up to 155F after summer driving with AC on. That is above what should be allowed in acid lead battery.

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#2293853 - 06/21/11 03:07 PM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: ahoier]
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Registered: 06/03/05
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Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
Originally Posted By: ahoier
But get this...my mother drives a 2000 Ford Expedition, the Triton V8, still has the original Ford battery in that beast....lol! I'd like to know who makes that battery smile


Johnson Controls makes the Ford OE and Motorcraft replacement batteries. They are made to Ford's spec's just like the ones they make for Interstate, DieHard etc.
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#2294443 - 06/22/11 05:19 AM Re: ProRated Battery Warranties Gone? [Re: Tom_T]
Spector Offline


Registered: 06/10/02
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Loc: Chattanooga, TN
The pro rated part is sort of useless though, like tires. They take the pro rated percentage against the full retail price and the result can be more than just buying a new tire or battery on sale. Full replacement for the longest period of time is the way to go

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