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Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: Nukeman7] #5202852 09/02/19 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Nukeman7
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When shopping for the EverStart batteries at WalMart, you can easily determine the manufacturer of the auto or marine battery.


Why is that important to know? I mean, are you going to walk out the door if it's one manufacturer or another?


You bet I'm walking if it is manufactured by Exide. I'm not wasting a penny on any Exide battery. My experience with them has been atrocious. On BITOG, StevieC and Chris 142 have had similar history with Exide.


Evershart, a good name for these batteries

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Johnson Controls or Deka (East Penn) are pretty good at Walmart when you can find them.

I hate Exide - huge waste of money


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Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: atikovi] #5202858 09/02/19 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
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When shopping for the EverStart batteries at WalMart, you can easily determine the manufacturer of the auto or marine battery.


Why is that important to know? I mean, are you going to walk out the door if it's one manufacturer or another?


Yes if Excide


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Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: fantastic] #5202866 09/02/19 02:31 PM
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So who makes Interstate? I've had many bad ones before.

Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: atikovi] #5202901 09/02/19 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
So who makes Interstate? I've had many bad ones before.


They are currently made by Johnson Controls. Here is a manufacturing guide for many batteries:

Battery Manufacturers

Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: fantastic] #5202934 09/02/19 04:02 PM
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So if Exide and JC are bad, what is recommended?

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Originally Posted by atikovi
So if Exide and JC are bad, what is recommended?


Get the one with best warranty and ease of exchanging for warranty.


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Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: Nukeman7] #5202970 09/02/19 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Nukeman7
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When shopping for the EverStart batteries at WalMart, you can easily determine the manufacturer of the auto or marine battery.


Why is that important to know? I mean, are you going to walk out the door if it's one manufacturer or another?


You bet I'm walking if it is manufactured by Exide. I'm not wasting a penny on any Exide battery. My experience with them has been atrocious. On BITOG, StevieC and Chris 142 have had similar history with Exide.
Add me to this list, I've had bad experiences with Exide dying prematurely (and JCI ones leaking acid for that matter)-only East Penn for me, although the $47.88 WM Valupower one in the xB has made it 2 uneventful years already.


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Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: fantastic] #5203036 09/02/19 06:20 PM
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yep exide are terrible.. had SO MANY with leaking posts.. even ones that came with used tractors (because I quit buying them new) were terrible..

Have had a much better experience with the JC made AAP batteries.


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Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: fantastic] #5203524 09/03/19 10:26 AM
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I have had an Everstart Value $48 group 24 in my car for just over a year now with no problems or corrosion at all.

My friend has had 2 Rural King (Exide) batteries in his Camaro in the past year, by 3 months old both of them had started leaking and corroding real bad.

Using some leftover car audio wire and terminal lugs I fabricated him a new set of battery cables as he had corrosion going almost a foot up into the wire, I stripped the insulation back it was nastyyyy.

He ended up throwing a Toyota (Johnson) battery he scored at the junkyard in the car, no issues as of yet.

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Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: fantastic] #5210240 09/11/19 03:23 PM
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My 2 yr old 27 exide on my basement sump pump (in float mode), after being unhooked for 24 hours & being 2 years old, held 13.46v!


If your battery was holding 13+ volts I can guarantee it's low on water - check and add water every three months on an exide, as they can gas out more than others. Also, guess who (at least used to) make basement watchdog's batteries - exide...


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Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: atikovi] #5210246 09/11/19 03:26 PM
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So if Exide and JC are bad, what is recommended?


East Penn - aka Deka or Duracell. Also sold at some Meijer locations as their house brand.

All made in the USA


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So if Exide and JC are bad, what is recommended?


East Penn - aka Deka or Duracell. Also sold at some Meijer locations as their house brand.

All made in the USA



^^^^^^^^

Exactly right.


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Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: fantastic] #5210588 09/12/19 12:23 AM
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My Walmart started selling them in June. Not one has comeback yet for warranty.

I put a new Exide/Everstart in the CRV. Now you guys are scaring me.


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Re: EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries [Re: fantastic] #5211083 09/12/19 04:11 PM
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I have never used their marine batteries but have had excellent service from the Everstart batteries over the years. I have gotten 5-7 years from each one. My oldest one going strong I bought in 2012.

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