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Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie #4553911
10/25/17 08:41 AM
10/25/17 08:41 AM
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motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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This I the second time I've had my batteries completely covered under warranty. Actually I think last time I paid like $30 They have really went up in price too. Two new duralast gold batteries for my truck is like $300 now.

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 10/25/17 08:42 AM.

2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4553924
10/25/17 08:57 AM
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Why did you need to warranty them in the first place? How quickly did they die?

My one Duralast regular lasted 6 years.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: Quattro Pete] #4553935
10/25/17 09:10 AM
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When did you first realize the value of proofreading?

The OP paid $30 for what? .....the batteries themselves?....a warrantee on batteries?

Then QP asked, "Why do you need to warrantee them in the first place?".
Warrantees protect the consumer from shoddy merchandise (it happens occasionally).
Warrantees are offered by manufacturers to spur sales.
How quickly they die is up to a lot of things. May will attest to batteries dying sooner of late.

It's nice that QP's Duralast regular lasted 6 years. My sister had one die on the 35th month of a 3 year "free replacement" warrantee period.

And to answer the thread's title, I got that Duralast battery replaced without any resistance from AutoZone at all.

Did I miss something?

Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4553936
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I could tell for about 6 months it was cranking slower and not as smoothly. It finally barely started one morning so I took it back to let them correctly test the batteries this time.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4553938
10/25/17 09:12 AM
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motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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Diesels are just hard on batteries in general. Then if you use a low quality battery brand it makes the problem worse.

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 10/25/17 09:13 AM.

2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4554007
10/25/17 10:21 AM
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Yes, once. Didn't even have the receipt, it was in their computer. This probably qualifies as a miracle.

Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4554054
10/25/17 10:57 AM
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Curious if anyone had to take their everlast back to Wal-Mart and whether they had any return issues.
Why i contemplated buying from autozone etc for their easy returns.


2011 Equinox, 2.4l
2009 Sienna, 3.5l
Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: Kira] #4554059
10/25/17 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: Kira
Then QP asked, "Why do you need to warrantee them in the first place?".
Warrantees protect the consumer from shoddy merchandise (it happens occasionally).



I know what the purpose of a warranty is.

OP stated that he had 2 batteries replaced under warranty, so I asked him what went wrong with his batteries that necessitated replacement under warranty and how old they were at the time of replacement.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4554083
10/25/17 11:28 AM
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motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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Right at 3 years to answer your question


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4554093
10/25/17 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Right at 3 years to answer your question

Thanks. And you did not have to pay any prorated amount? Or was it the $30 that you mentioned earlier?

According to their website, Duralast Gold does have a free 3-year replacement, so you should have gotten it for free.



'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4554098
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My mom had an 03í Buick Rendezvous that are batteries every 18 months like clockwork, like over 10+ years. Always used Duralast batteries in it and of course they were under warranty for the 18 month point but a couple times they would die 2 weeks or so before the 3 year warranty ran out. A couple times a month or so after the warranty was out too.

OíReillys batteries didnít fit, the hold down was really tiny and the battery would grind into the water pump, had to return it. Duralast batteries always had a big hold down.


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Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4554121
10/25/17 12:07 PM
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Batteries last 3-4 years on average here in Hawaii. Mechanics in coastal states/cities like Hawaii, California, Florida and including one in Houston say the same. Must be the salt air from the ocean affecting battery chemistry.

Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: anndel] #4554214
10/25/17 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: anndel
Batteries last 3-4 years on average here in Hawaii. Mechanics in coastal states/cities like Hawaii, California, Florida and including one in Houston say the same. Must be the salt air from the ocean affecting battery chemistry.


It's the hot temperature. Heat basically fries a battery. So I'm not surprised it lasted 3 years in Texas. If you're in the colder states, they can last a lot longer so someone in the northeast could get 6 years out of one. I'm on an AGM battery that's almost 10 years old right now. Some have reported theirs lasting 12-15 years.

Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4554282
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Diesels are just hard on batteries in general. Then if you use a low quality battery brand it makes the problem worse.


Do the glow plugs get used in the Houston climate?


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Re: Anyone else get free replacement duralast batterie [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4554298
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I was trapped buying Duralast from AutoZone. They gave me three batteries with the prorated discount so I kept going back. I love the Everstart batteries at Walmart. I ve had Great success with them cheaper and way out last the AutoZone batteries.

Last edited by Panzerman; 10/25/17 03:43 PM.


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