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#2543321 - 02/20/12 09:23 PM Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
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Loc: New Jersey
Who makes the best battery Auto Zone duralast gold or the one from advance, And why?
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#2543326 - 02/20/12 09:27 PM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 11637
Loc: NE,Ohio
AAP silver series,
made by johnson controls, better acid to plate ratio, big savings using online coupon then pickup in store
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#2543334 - 02/20/12 09:29 PM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 5989
Loc: Hudson, NH
Have several golds in the family, no problems. One is 6 years old. Cranking power is far more than others IMO. Starters really go on cold days.
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#2543344 - 02/20/12 09:40 PM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
tomcat27 Offline


Registered: 06/25/09
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Loc: Midwest
dont know if they are made to the same specs - but I believe both are made by Johnson Controls
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#2543346 - 02/20/12 09:42 PM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: Rand]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 39887
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Rand
AAP silver series,
made by johnson controls, better acid to plate ratio, big savings using online coupon then pickup in store


Where did you get the acid to plate ratio?

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#2543373 - 02/20/12 10:09 PM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13101
Loc: Chicago, IL
The one that's best has the best pro-rated warranty, best CCA, and maybe the best reserve time.

Don't get too hung up on brand names.
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#2543382 - 02/20/12 10:22 PM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
Jimmy9190 Offline


Registered: 02/17/07
Posts: 3374
Loc: Clermont, Florida
Johnson Controls makes batteries for both AAP and AZ. The Duralast Gold is said to be built to tougher standards and specs than the AAP batteries. The specs are also said to be set by Autozone, not Johnson Controls.

I have Duralast Gold batteries in my truck and gf's car. Both batteries have held up great here in the Florida heat and humidity. This coming summer will be our third year and third summer with the Duralast Golds. The AAP Silver series battery I had in my truck previously barely lasted two years before it conked out.

Duralast Gold is the best battery you can buy for a reasonable price. Just my opinion on it.
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#2543394 - 02/20/12 10:28 PM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
oilstudent24 Offline


Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 362
Loc: USA
I recently bought a Duralast Gold and so far so good. When I researched batteries, it seemed that the Autozone Duralast Gold provided the best value among the longer term pro-rated batteries.

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#2543397 - 02/20/12 10:33 PM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
strongt Offline


Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 376
Loc: So. Utah
Johnson Controls also makes the Wal-Mart Everstart batt's. But I've not have good luck with them. They have a 3 year free replacement, but for me I've been getting only 2 years out of them. But Wal-Mart just keeps giving me new ones every time I bring the bad one in for the last 8 years.
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#2543406 - 02/20/12 10:43 PM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
Doog Offline


Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 6170
Loc: North Coast
Tamato-Tomato...I pick the one where the closest store is. For my oldest daughter at college (250 miles away) there is an Autozone 3 miles from her apartment. She has 2 years left so I got the Gold 3 year warranty battery. That base is covered. Here locally where I am lurking...I'll go with the top rating and best price combination. All 4 vehicles have jumper cables in the trunk so everyone can get a jump to get home.

One other thing for AZ..no paperwork needed for warranty...just have any AZ store type your phone number in the computer...BAM there are your records of purchase.


Edited by Doog (02/20/12 10:46 PM)
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#2543413 - 02/20/12 10:51 PM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: strongt]
oilstudent24 Offline


Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 362
Loc: USA
I think Wal-Mart has batteries that have 1,2 or 3 yr warranty depending on model(or size ie 65). The warranty appears to be full replacement but no pro rating after the 1,2 or 3 years.

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#2543433 - 02/20/12 11:43 PM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
KFoster Offline


Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 102
Loc: Tx
i have had good luck with the autozone gold batteries

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#2543480 - 02/21/12 04:36 AM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
Indydriver Offline


Registered: 03/20/11
Posts: 1752
Loc: Indiana
Bought a battery at AAP-they installed it-dead. Swapped it out, died in six months. Went to Firestone, paid more, got a good battery. Took AAP back, at least they gave me full store credit, bought more oil. Happy ending but no more batteries from AAP.
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#2543481 - 02/21/12 04:42 AM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
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Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 18330
Loc: Sunny Florida
We have batteries from both AZ and AAP. No difference in our fleet.

Pick your battery by the warranty these days.
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#2543492 - 02/21/12 06:02 AM Re: Which Battery Is Better Auto-Zone Or Advance [Re: crazyoildude]
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Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 6567
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Whichever one has the best price and longest warranty-they're both good-and I OWN both!
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