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Old 03-10-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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So I got my oil change done and dealer said my battery was at 30%. They want 190$ for a ford one. Is there any other batteries that are better or is the ford one good?
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:58 PM   #2
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i've had good luck with duralast Gold batteries in the past. I know i didn't pay $190 for it, more like $120ish. No need for a "ford" battery IMO. Just get something with 750+cca IMO
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I vote Interstate or Optima. Both are pricey but they are good batteries. Much better than OEM
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Get one at one of your local box stores for about $100. Costco, Sams, Wallmart, etc.
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I bought a Sears DieHard Platinum. It's a rebranded Odyssey but cheaper. 4-year full replacement warranty. It's pricey, but I researched and Odyssey are some of the best/reliable. Only the platinum is an Odyssey. The golds are not. At the time I bought it, the warranty was 4 year full replacement, 100 month pro-rated. It looks like they dropped the prorated.
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Spend more for an AGM and be done with battery issues for the life of the truck.
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For a Group 65 battery, Consumer Reports top rated Costco's Kirkland Signature 12866 for $85. A Diehard Gold was $145 and second. While Walmart rates high in most battery sizes, only the south version of the EverStart Maxx-655 rated high.
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While Walmart rates high in most battery sizes, only the south version of the EverStart Maxx-655 rated high.
We used to call them "NeverStarts" haha
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I've been buying Walmart's best battery available for years. The reason? Batteries fail and a replacement from Walmart is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, everywhere.

Oh yah. They just give you another one if yours fails.
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Get one at one of your local box stores for about $100. Costco, Sams, Wallmart, etc.
^^^This! $100 at Costco
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