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Re: Very disappointed in my Wallymart Battery
Rusty Rod #1323275 Sat Aug 24 2019 04:11 PM
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I've had poor luck lately with the O'Reilly batteries. I have four of them in various vehicles, and none of them hold a charge. I have replaced three of them under warranty, and the replacements have been just as bad. Last week the battery in my wife's '76 Super Beetle went bad. Even though it had 4 months of warranty left on it, I went to Autozone for a replacement instead. I didn't think about Walmart.

-Kevin


This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: Very disappointed in my Wallymart Battery
Rusty Rod #1323279 Sat Aug 24 2019 04:17 PM
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6v or 12v battery, Rusty Rod?
What year truck (battery compartment size)?


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- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Very disappointed in my Wallymart Battery
Rusty Rod #1323283 Sat Aug 24 2019 04:43 PM
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I've had good luck with Auto Zone 12 volt Duralast Gold battery.


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Re: Very disappointed in my Wallymart Battery
Rusty Rod #1323309 Sat Aug 24 2019 08:57 PM
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12V, type 24


Another quality post.


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Re: Very disappointed in my Wallymart Battery
Rusty Rod #1323374 Sun Aug 25 2019 10:47 AM
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I had an Optima battery for 13 years and it was getting weak so I replaced it 2 years ago. Auto Zone sells an Optima type made by Penn that is a bit cheaper. Where I worked we called Walmart batteries Neverstarts.


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Re: Very disappointed in my Wallymart Battery
Rusty Rod #1323384 Sun Aug 25 2019 12:41 PM
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How many automotive battery manufacturers are there in the United States? Just curious.

I always had good luck with Continental batteries, but can't get them in my area anymore.

I've had good luck with Walmart batteries getting the cheap ones. They have all lasted way past their warranty period.

Re: Very disappointed in my Wallymart Battery
Rusty Rod #1323388 Sun Aug 25 2019 01:02 PM
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I have an Optima 6v battery (from Walmart) that is over 10 years old.
They are more expensive than other batteries.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Very disappointed in my Wallymart Battery
Rusty Rod #1323667 Tue Aug 27 2019 02:25 AM
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Posts: 15,230
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About a year ago Consumer Reports/Union, did a battery study by deep freezing them and so on.......the Wally World battery came out on top for the money, or "best buy".

My personal favorite has been Sears Diehard with, if I remember correctly, a 96 month warranty. I ran quite a few of them and only had one replaced in my 37. I wait until a sale and then bump the manager about the price and usually get another 5 or 6 bucks off making it no more expensive than the FLAP stores. (friendly local auto parts store)

Still, as someone mentioned, if your on the road you can usually find a wally world!


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Re: Very disappointed in my Wallymart Battery
Rusty Rod #1323677 Tue Aug 27 2019 03:52 AM
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Alvin, I quit using Sears due to their horrendous customer service... but I used to use Diehards exclusivly.


Another quality post.


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Re: Very disappointed in my Wallymart Battery
Roy Rodgers #1324631 Tue Sep 03 2019 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Roy Rodgers
How many automotive battery manufacturers are there in the United States? Just curious.

I always had good luck with Continental batteries, but can't get them in my area anymore.

I've had good luck with Walmart batteries getting the cheap ones. They have all lasted way past their warranty period.



In the US. 2 as I recall. Excide, and one other that I have forgotten.

Chris


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