As I stated "Not all batteries are created equal, paying less/more for a battery brand manufactured by one company does not mean it's the same battery as a higher/lower priced one with a different brand. Do some research, CCA's ?, exact size? , warranty? etc."brianl703 said:Deka batteries are available at CarQuest and Batteries Plus, both nationwide (USA) chains.
Batteries Plus sells them under the Werker brand.
As far as Wal-Mart batteries, the ones in this area are not made by Johnson Controls but are instead made by Exide. They also make the OE battery.
I find Sears Diehard and Interstate batteries to be overpriced considering that Costco sells the same battery for about $30 to $50 less, with a 3-year free replacement warranty.
Well it is good to hear that Optima is at least a well made battery, I want one for my truck.JonV said:For us that battery is an EGO trip....we don't need it. It sure as hell won't fit, and if you buy it...it's only becuse you want to brag about having one.
The true measure of a battery is the free replacement warranty period. It shows how much risk the seller is willing to absorb on warranting the battery.JonV said:think 3 yr vs 5 yr warranty..650 cca vs 750 cca, does it really fit....some of you guys keep talking about your "entry level" luxury car but your to worried about a dime a gallon or 10 bucks a year on reliabilty and quality.
GM (actually Delphi), as part of chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring, sold their battery business to Johnson Controls who closed the New Jersey Delphi battery plant.JonV said:GM is a manufacturer also, used to be major right? How many Shyte Brands are on the roster now?
Pretty much. A waste of money unless you have extra stuff drawing a load on the battery (stereo, amps, etc.).JonV said:For us that battery is an EGO trip....we don't need it. It sure as hell won't fit, and if you buy it...it's only becuse you want to brag about having one.