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Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: philipp10] #4984905
01/19/19 09:38 PM
01/19/19 09:38 PM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
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I got 16 months out of my JCI made Froup 65 Value Power. Really wanted 24 months have it make financial sense.
Ended up getting a Everstart Maxx as a replacement. Should have done that the first time.


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Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: philipp10] #4985029
01/20/19 01:15 AM
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Phoenix, AZ
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26 months so far on the Camry's $48.88 Walmart battery.

I'll never buy a different battery for it.


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2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 234k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
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Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: Donald] #4985094
01/20/19 05:54 AM
01/20/19 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Donald
I have yet to see any Walmart battery with an indication of what company mfg it. Recently that is.





Again....for the third time..... It says it on the sticker.... EP is on it. . I will take a picture of my battery to show where to find it... Not trying to give you a hard time here. Not my intention. Just to let you know that there is a bonafide way to verify who makes certain style batteries. And it's easy too smile


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Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: philipp10] #4985097
01/20/19 06:03 AM
01/20/19 06:03 AM
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Virginia
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One thing I bring to to the table here my friends...

The Valuepower group 24f battery is in fact... The 624fmf East Penn battery.... It weighs 41 pounds.. which verified that online information from Wally World was actually true. The online information from Wally world mentions the 624f part number and the 115 minutes of reserve capacity... Which is actually true. This makes this a great deal for a 24f battery which carries a 2 yr free replacement warranty through O Reilly's and a 3 year warranty through Federated Auto...

Last edited by bbhero; 01/20/19 06:03 AM.

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Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: philipp10] #4985593
01/20/19 04:23 PM
01/20/19 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by philipp10
Isn't most if not all of the extra cost in a long warranty battery just to cover the warranty? I am making the assumption that a $50 12 month warranty battery is built just as good as the $90, 42 month battery. The only difference is, the store has to reimburse you should you show up 21 months into the batteries life and give you some 50% of your money back. .

The longer warranty batteries typically also have a higher CCA and reserve capacity.

The experts will have to explain how that how that relates to battery lifespan.

Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: philipp10] #4996298
01/30/19 09:41 PM
01/30/19 09:41 PM
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Lynchburg, Va
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My wife's 2012 Verano still has the factory battery in it. If it dies I will get a middle of the road battery and hope I can get 3-4 years of it.


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Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: philipp10] #4996460
01/31/19 01:11 AM
01/31/19 01:11 AM
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SF Bay Area
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Too late for me at this point, but I do remember seeing some Group 35 at my local one. They were clearly marked as distributed by JCI, but made in Korea. But the only one I saw looked like the case was cracked at the top and possibly leaking a bit.

Someone posted this last year:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...luepower-car-batteries-48-88#Post4628857

[Linked Image]

It's distributed by JCI but I was thinking maybe it could be made by another company. However, I looked up what JCI does in Korea, and they apparently have a couple of factories there making a "Delkor" brand battery sold in the Asia-Pacific region.

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https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/med...n-controls-best-automotive-battery-maker
Johnson Controls manufactures Delkor batteries in South Korea, supplying maintenance-free products to automakers and retailers throughout the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Korea and the Middle East.

Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: eljefino] #4998179
02/01/19 11:15 AM
02/01/19 11:15 AM
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Perris, CA
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Originally Posted by eljefino
the general consensus is all the new charging schemes to save MPG are hard on batteries, so I can see them limiting their exposure.

I believe it. Explains why my wife got one year out of the OEM battery in her Versa.

On that note, hats off to whoever made the OEM Toyota battery in my Tacoma. It's the original from 2012, the truck gets short-tripped often and sits for weeks at a time sometimes. Never goes on a charger/maintainer, and has always started up perfectly.

I've had a Value Power battery in my old Cavalier since March of 2017, it lasted until I stopped using the car last month.

Last edited by Anduril; 02/01/19 11:26 AM.

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Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: y_p_w] #4998556
02/01/19 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by y_p_w
Too late for me at this point, but I do remember seeing some Group 35 at my local one. They were clearly marked as distributed by JCI, but made in Korea. But the only one I saw looked like the case was cracked at the top and possibly leaking a bit.




Delkor was formerly a JV with GM making batteries for Daewoo(also another GM partnership by way of Suzuki and Holden), and they still use the old Delco Freedom sealed top design, which I thought was the best battery on the market. Honda used Delco Freedoms exclusively in US-made models and Toyota used them in the NUMMI-made Corolla/Tacoma and the Canadian-made Lexus RX while GNBs or JCIs were used in Kentucky and Indiana-built models. Deka makes a sealed-top battery but the design is probably different than the Delco-Remy/Delphi design.

Solite is the other Korean battery maker. South Korea is now the world's biggest smelter of lead.

Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: philipp10] #4998943
02/01/19 10:40 PM
02/01/19 10:40 PM
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Northeast
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I think I have one of the east penn ones, at least it has EP in the serial number and there are no vent caps. Purchased in January 2018.

valuepower.jpg
Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: sxg6] #4998966
02/01/19 11:01 PM
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Virginia
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Yeah that a East Penn battery... It is the 535mf model... So it has 90 minutes of reserve capacity... It actually has 550 CCA.. It is the same battery that carries a 18 month free replacement warranty through Napa...

Last edited by bbhero; 02/01/19 11:04 PM.

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Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: philipp10] #5002031
02/05/19 02:00 PM
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All the car batteries at my local (Arbutus, MD) not just the Value Power ones, are East Penn, at least as of this morning.

Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: philipp10] #5011128
02/14/19 03:00 PM
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utah
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They still start my 7.3L powerstroke van, purchased batteries last april. They spent 1 hour installing them for free, one battery is bolted to a frame rail in a box. So all that free labor, 2 batteries, only $100. If they can fire up a 7.3L, with no plug, in the winter, and it sits for a week at a time, they are good enough for me.


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Re: Walmart batteries with 12 month warranty [Re: philipp10] #5018732
02/21/19 10:50 AM
02/21/19 10:50 AM
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Middle of Iowa
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been running them since 10/2016...still going strong!


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