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Autozone PLATINUM battery? #4624369
01/05/18 12:04 AM
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lukejo Offline OP
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I usually buy gold, but just noticed that they make a platinum.
What's the difference between this and gold?
Any one with first hand experience on the platinums?

Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: lukejo] #4624380
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Considering the "DuraLast Gold is between $140-$170 around here....

DurALast Platinum is probably in the same price range as an Optima?


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: lukejo] #4624386
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The Duralast Platinum is the JCI-made AGM

It is the same battery as AAP's Autocraft Platinum, but AAP has the better price once discounts are factored in smile

Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4624390
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lukejo Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
The Duralast Platinum is the JCI-made AGM

Is that a better battery than the Gold, or does it depend on application?

Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: lukejo] #4624404
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NAPA has a new Titanium battery that's in even better than Autozone's Platinum.

Pep Boys is coming out with a new battery that has a Red Ruby to mark the positive post and an Amethyst to mark the negative post. They originally planned to use diamonds, but diamonds have no color.


Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: lukejo] #4624405
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Originally Posted By: lukejo

What's the difference between this and gold?

More money


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Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: lukejo] #4624431
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agm vs non agm simple as that.


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Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4624438
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
The Duralast Platinum is the JCI-made AGM. It is the same battery as AAP's Autocraft Platinum, but AAP has the better price once discounts are factored in smile


I'll wait until walmart starts carrying it.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: das_peikko] #4624439
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Originally Posted By: das_peikko

Pep Boys is coming out with a new battery that has a Red Ruby to mark the positive post and an Amethyst to mark the negative post. They originally planned to use diamonds, but diamonds have no color.


grin LOL crackmeup LOL crackmeup


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: lukejo] #4624494
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Over priced. I know too many who have had warranty exchanges with Duralast.


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Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4624495
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The group 35 AGM from AZ is likely made by East Penn... Strange. But true. Exact same case as the Napa and O Reilly's group 35 AGM battery. Which are known to be made by East Penn. Only one in the lineup that has a totally different case.. From the other sizes where they clearly look exactly like the ones from AAP.


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Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: lukejo] #4624514
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Can the alternator and voltage regulator combo of a modern car properly charge an AGM or it depends?

Modern car means a car with alternator vs generator. That switch was around the mid 1960s I believe.


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Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: lukejo] #4624590
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Duralast gold only lasts two years now. You get a free battery. I haven't paid for a battery in a long time.


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Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: lukejo] #4624628
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Ditto on the shorter life of Gold. that may not be entirely the battery's fault, however, as the newer vehicles are not as battery-friendly.

I've bought several of the AGMs and have not had any fail yet. But, all are under the 5 yr mark.

The last Gold I bought made it just outside of three years, and received the occassional finishing charge, and was in a battery-friendly older vehicle. They refused the warranty it because the new warranty has changed, even though technically it should have been honored by the policy in effect at purchase. It was no longer mine at that time and the new owner let it go.

-m


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Re: Autozone PLATINUM battery? [Re: lukejo] #4624651
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Can't comment on AutoZone's Platinum battery but just replaced the Die Hard Platinum's in my Diesel truck, they lasted eight years. AGM battery, sealed, no corrosion on the terminals. Put in the Odysseys , two provide ~ 1900 CCA and start the truck fine in sub-zero weather. Paying for good batteries cheaper than missing work...

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