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I thought craftsman made tools, not batteries. Cheap? couldn't tell ya. AC Delco?
 

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If you go to Murrays they have several batteries in different price ranges that should fit your car. I believe they will also put the battery in for you. If not, PM me, and i'll be more than happy to lend a hand.

Just keep in mind that your battery is the first link in starting your car. So you dont want to go to cheap.
 

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If you buy a cheap battery it won't be any good.

Get over you boycott and go to Sears.

Buy the Gold Series and when that goes bad in like 4 or 5 years they will give you credit towards a new one.

Good Luck!!
 

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QUOTE(Captain Dan @ Jan 20 2004, 09:26 PM)So you dont want to go to cheap.
You don't know Gary.....
 

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I put in a battery from Walmart.. at first I was reluctant, but it was the only place convenient to pick it up late on a Sunday night.
so far so good, and from what I read on the i-net they're not too bad.

If I had more time to shop for a battery I probably would have gone to Costco and picked one up.
 

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Buy a Interstate battery. Is saving 10 or 20 bucks worth being stranded in this cold-having to walk-being late for work or worse yet being late to a LSCN event? Nooooooo
 

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QUOTE(3crabs @ Jan 20 2004, 10:45 PM)Buy a Interstate battery. Is saving 10 or 20 bucks worth being stranded in this cold-having to walk-being late for work or worse yet being late to a LSCN event? Nooooooo

thats all i ever buy too. rankin street in troy of rochester road. btwn 15 and 14 mile
 

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QUOTE(hammer @ Jan 20 2004, 09:21 PM)I thought craftsman made tools, not batteries. Cheap? couldn't tell ya. AC Delco?
Sears sells diehard

Interstate is what I am thinking of...they the green and black logo one right? NASCAR sponsor? Where can you buy one?
 

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I'm a former mechanic. I know this from experience. IF you drive a GM car, use AC Delco, if you drive a Ford, use Motorcraft, etc. No cheap way out. If you want to be worry free, especially in batteries, you get what you pay for. I use nothing other than original equiptment for my vehicles.
 

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Sorry Hazy, but as a former mechanic as well, I would have to agree with 3crabs and bobrob20. Interstate batteries are they way to go. Original equipment is just to damn expensive and just not as good as some aftermarket products. Some stuff should be replaced with original equipment but not everything.

Rob
 

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there is an interstate battery place in madison hgts. they wholesale to my friends car lot. i will find out where it is later today and post. great place to buy. i bought group 27, thats what they called them i think, big batteries for my boat last year and payed only $33 each for them.
 

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Not sure what kind of battery is in my car, but it's Original. I'd buy whatever that is again.
Driving the same car almost 9 years now and it's still kicking. (1995 Chrysler LeBaron Conv.)
 

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QUOTE(BoatChic @ Jan 21 2004, 09:48 AM)Not sure what kind of battery is in my car, but it's Original. I'd buy whatever that is again.
Driving the same car almost 9 years now and it's still kicking. (1995 Chrysler LeBaron Conv.)
you do realize you just jinxed yourself, right? hmmm better go knock on wood.


I replaced my ac-delco after 5.25 years (5 yrs is about avearage battery lifespan I've been told) with the same thing last year, no complaints. I drive alota hi-way which helps with charging and battery life. dont remember what I spent or where I got it, but it was last winter and I needed my little truck running again.
 

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QUOTE(Cadmonkey @ Jan 21 2004, 10:05 AM)QUOTE(BoatChic @ Jan 21 2004, 09:48 AM) Not sure what kind of battery is in my car, but it's Original. I'd buy whatever that is again.
Driving the same car almost 9 years now and it's still kicking. (1995 Chrysler LeBaron Conv.)
you do realize you just jinxed yourself, right? hmmm better go knock on wood.


I replaced my ac-delco after 5.25 years (5 yrs is about avearage battery lifespan I've been told) with the same thing last year, no complaints. I drive alota hi-way which helps with charging and battery life. dont remember what I spent or where I got it, but it was last winter and I needed my little truck running again.
Knocking on something for sure!
These cold mornings i pray that my car is gonna start every day and she does. I'm sure it is time just to buy one, for preventative maintenace.
 

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There are only three or four battery manufacturers in the US. Most do private label batteries for large customers so your Interstate may be built right along side that MotorCraft....any of the major labels are good. It really depends on how much you want to spend and how long you want the warranty.

WalMart's Everstart batteries are alot of bang for the buck. Warranty at any WalMart is a good selling feature also.

If you are looking at serious batteries look at Optima. Auto and Marine....
Trojan makes great deep cycle batteries.

Go to WalMart, close, cheap good quality and warranty service at more locations than anyone!

Mini
 

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True, Mini......not sure who/if Interstate makes them for though....

I am wondering if Mini has stock in WalMart though
Everybody loves Walmart.......great prices, always and they have everything.
 
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