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first walmart battery #4669806
02/18/18 01:40 PM
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93cruiser Offline OP
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First walmart battery in 27 years of driving.

Under 100 bucks, 3 year free replacement, walmarts are everywhere and open all the time. Why not.

Looked at napa, bj's, advanced, autozone, sears, ended up with walmart. Hoping for the best.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/EverStart-Maxx-Lead-Acid-Automotive-Battery-Group-Size-24F/49988378

Re: first walmart battery [Re: 93cruiser] #4669826
02/18/18 02:11 PM
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I looking at all those places as well. Then my Toyota dealer had an 84 month factory battery I opted for. My first one lasted more than the 84 months. Installed with tax $129.xx.


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Re: first walmart battery [Re: 93cruiser] #4669832
02/18/18 02:19 PM
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Georgia
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Good luck with that Walmart Everstart Maxx! I had to replace one on my wifeís KIA at 16 months. When the replacement chokes, Iíll be switching to an East Penn made battery. I have had bad luck with every Johnson Control battery Iíve ever bought.


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Re: first walmart battery [Re: 93cruiser] #4669833
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Got Walmart Deep Cycles in my RV And boat. The boat battery seems to go through a bit of water but it was pretty hot last summer. I keep them in my heated garage and top up the charge twice during the winter.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: first walmart battery [Re: 93cruiser] #4669846
02/18/18 02:39 PM
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Virginia
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Does your battery look the one in that link?? Or does it have no vent caps on top of it?? Being where your location is I would think you would have gotten a East Penn made battery... My Wally world has the East Penn made ones.. and I'm a whole farther way away from East Penn manufacturing than you are.


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Re: first walmart battery [Re: 93cruiser] #4669851
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I think they're JCI around here. The ValuPower ones seem to be a JCI design but made in Korea. The last time I saw one of those I saw one with a crack in the corner and it was leaking out acid.

Re: first walmart battery [Re: bbhero] #4669879
02/18/18 03:04 PM
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Waco, TX
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I have been getting "discounted/used" Interstate batteries from the local dedicated Interstate dealer at a really good discount.

Originally Posted By: bbhero
Or does it have no vent caps on top of it?? Being where your location is I would think you would have gotten a East Penn made battery... My Wally world has the East Penn made ones..


I would buy a walmart battery if it came from East Penn/ Deka


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Re: first walmart battery [Re: 93cruiser] #4669896
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I noticed the Johnson Control style manufactur date stickers on all the Walmart batteries in my area.

Don't know if these were still made in the USA.

Re: first walmart battery [Re: 93cruiser] #4669907
02/18/18 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: 93cruiser
First walmart battery in 27 years of driving.

Under 100 bucks, 3 year free replacement, walmarts are everywhere and open all the time. Why not.

Looked at napa, bj's, advanced, autozone, sears, ended up with walmart. Hoping for the best.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/EverStart-Maxx-Lead-Acid-Automotive-Battery-Group-Size-24F/49988378



This is a JCI manufacturer battery. No question.


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Re: first walmart battery [Re: Donald] #4669916
02/18/18 03:29 PM
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Cali
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Been running WM Maxx batteries forever and all have given me good power. thumbsup

Re: first walmart battery [Re: Donald] #4669925
02/18/18 03:34 PM
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Kansas
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Originally Posted By: 93cruiser
First walmart battery in 27 years of driving.

Under 100 bucks, 3 year free replacement, walmarts are everywhere and open all the time. Why not.

Looked at napa, bj's, advanced, autozone, sears, ended up with walmart. Hoping for the best.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/EverStart-Maxx-Lead-Acid-Automotive-Battery-Group-Size-24F/49988378



This is a JCI manufacturer battery. No question.


That description is also just a stock photo, from who knows how many years back.
Even one of the posters underneath said it no longer has the CCI that is advertised on the link.

Re: first walmart battery [Re: 93cruiser] #4669987
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My valupower is on its third winter and cranked my F150 over with 10w30 in it after a -17'F overnight and a week of not running.

Re: first walmart battery [Re: 93cruiser] #4670127
02/18/18 06:59 PM
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New Jersey
93cruiser Offline OP
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just noticed the picture is not correct. battery is flat top, 725 cca. Not JCI I believe. Made 1/18.

Re: first walmart battery [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4670137
02/18/18 07:07 PM
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New Jersey
93cruiser Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
I looking at all those places as well. Then my Toyota dealer had an 84 month factory battery I opted for. My first one lasted more than the 84 months. Installed with tax $129.xx.


I have had good luck with factory toyota batteries, but this time the one in the rav4 lasted only 3 years. Usually get 7 years.
I don't think the dealer battery is the same as the factory installed, but I could be wrong.

Re: first walmart battery [Re: 93cruiser] #4670294
02/18/18 09:01 PM
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MParr Offline
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If itís Made in Mexico, itís definitely a JCI.
Hereís a link that will help. According to this link Walmart batteries are made by Delphi, Exide and JCI.
http://jgdarden.com/batteryfaq/batbrand.htm#W

Last edited by MParr; 02/18/18 09:14 PM.

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