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Battery and installation
Amount: $105.00
Posted by: LC in Portland, OR.Posted: August 8th, 2009 10:08AM
Car Make: 2005 ToyotaCar Model: Camry
Battery Type: Interstate I-24F
Replaced at local Texaco Service Station
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AAA replacement car battery
Amount: $188.00
Posted by: Wendy in Tempe, AZ.Posted: July 29th, 2009 10:07AM
Car Make: AudiCar Model: A4
Battery Type: 46H (?)
AAA was at my driveway within the promised 45 minutes... guy took about 15 minutes to install new battery, 10 to write the invoice, pack up and leave. Previous battery is 3 weeks short of 3 years old, but in the desert, that's about all they last. The past 2 days it had been sluggish to start, I thought I might have a couple more days... to get me to the weekend... but nope. Thankful I was not out someplace that I could not wait comfortably!!!
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replaced warrantied battery
Amount: $89.00
Posted by: b. lewis in sebring, FL.Posted: July 26th, 2009 05:07PM
Car Make: nissanCar Model: titan
Battery Type: silver autocraft
bought my truck brand new may 30th 2007.2 weeks after the 2 year free replacement went out my battery went dead.took it to nissan dealership because it still had a 5 year limited warranty left.they prorated the battery and said it was going to cost 84$ to replace.went to advance auto parts and bought a battery with 3 year free replacement for 89+tax.
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Battery and Installation at Wal-Mart
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: edjayhawk in Overland Park, KS.Posted: July 22nd, 2009 04:07PM
Car Make: 2001 SaabCar Model: 9-5 Wagon
Battery Type: MAXX-48N
Of course the cheaper batteries, $47 and $65, didn't fit my car but installation was free. Yea $75 is probably too much but not as bad as others paying over $100. I could have shopped around more but all i need is to be stuck somewhere and then pay $200 for them to come to my car and install it.
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Battery Cost thru AAA
Amount: $123.00
Posted by: Brian W in BURLINGTON, NC.Posted: July 22nd, 2009 09:07AM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Camry
Battery Type: Premium
My battery died the other night while out doing errands and when the AAA guy came and tested it, it was close to 0 amps so I HAD to purchase one from him right then. The cost seemed excessive, especially now comparing it to others, but it did come with a 6 year warranty so I don't feel too bad about it in hindsight.
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Battery Replacement at Auto Zone
Amount: $90.94
Posted by: MomOfTwo in Dallas, GA.Posted: July 15th, 2009 04:07PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Odyssey \'05
Battery Type: 24F
For all of my bad luck today, I had a good tip from a friend to go to AutoZone to replace my dead battery, which was really easy. I was there for maybe 20 minutes, and the guy totally took care of my van problem for me. It was ABSOLUTELY worth the money spent. I had my two young kids with me, and let me tell you... walking into that business was all I had to do. He did the rest. I said, "I need a battery for my '05 Honda Odyssey, and I want the one with the longest warranty", handed him my credit card, took my kids to the bathroom, cleaned out my car while he changed the battery, voila, DONE. The battery install was included in the cost. WOW! Thanks AutoZone Guy!!! If you can't do it yourself, or don't want to (like me today - two little kids and a husband away on business) - go there, they'll fix you up.
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cost of battery and self install
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: Naomi in Centreville, VA.Posted: June 16th, 2009 09:06AM
Car Make: JeepCar Model: Grand Cherokee
Battery Type: 40R
Don't overpay at the autostore! They will give you the top of the line battery you don't really need unless you plan to keep your car for another 8 years. You can get a decent 3-5 year battery at Coscto, Walmart or auto store and install it yourself. If you can loosen and tighten some bolts you can do it!
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Car Battery Cost
Amount: $159.00
Posted by: mark in CA in Orinda, CA.Posted: June 13th, 2009 11:06AM
Car Make: BMWCar Model: 325ix
Battery Type: AAA
Very easy and quick replacement. Pretty expensive, but I got a quote from NAPA for 144.00 (plus tax). So I took the easy road and had AAA come to my house. My last batt cost only 61.00 at Kragen 6 yrs ago (!), so there is apparently massive price inflation for batts!
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EveryStart MAXX
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: Tim in massapequa, NY.Posted: June 13th, 2009 12:06AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord
Battery Type: 24fn
$75+5 core(NY) at Walmart.. can't be beat, unless you go to a fee club like bj's or costco. So far, so good. This IS a DIY job if you can turn a wrench and can follow directions. Auto svc centers will hose you north of $100+ easily (including a $15-25 install charge) for something that takes less than 10 minutes.

This battery is EverStart MAXX (9-year prorate/3yr rep.) grp 24fn 875/700cca premium battery. I read bad things about walmart prorating the warranty online.. hope I won't have a bad experience when the time comes again.

Note: in Honda accords.. slow crank over most likely is the battery beginning to fail, not tune-up related (plugs) esp if your battery is banging on 5-6 years old. That's about how long the stock Honda battery lasted. At least they didn't put something in the manual saying you have to replace with a geniune Honda battery or your car will have bad mojo... lol
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Cost of Battery
Amount: $109.50
Posted by: M Mahon in Tustin, CA.Posted: June 10th, 2009 11:06AM
Car Make: InfinitiCar Model: Q X 4
Battery Type: Premium
Replaced at Goodyear
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AAA car battery
Amount: $129.00
Posted by: karen l in plainview, NY.Posted: June 8th, 2009 09:06AM
Car Make: lexusCar Model: rx330
Battery Type: AAA
Dead battery from leaving the hatch not completely closed. battery was 5 1/2 years old. they did a diagnostic, blah blah. and they kinda have you by the...said they wouldn't charge installation. took away old, original battery. I could've done better at Costco or other place i am sure but, hey time is money and it was convenient, so why not. Now i'm set for the next 5+ years (car will be long gone!)
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Cost of Honda Battery
Amount: $113.00
Posted by: Mahesh Dasari in Rochester, NY.Posted: June 5th, 2009 05:06PM
Car Make: 1998Car Model: Civic
I'd starting problmes for one week and at one time battery was completely down. Drove to my local mechanic. Charged $105 + Sales Tax. I thought i overpaid. But by looking at these postings it seems it was Ok..
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Battery for '05 Tribute
Amount: $64.00
Posted by: John in Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH.Posted: June 5th, 2009 06:06AM
Car Make: MazdaCar Model: Tibute
Battery Type: 40R
Bought an Energizer E40R for $64.00 at Sam's Club. 3yr full replacement warranty. 8 Year prorated warranty. Installed myself.
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Cost of a Toyota battery
Amount: $110.00
Posted by: RR in Pasadena, CA.Posted: May 19th, 2009 02:05PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: 4Runner
had truck towed to my mechanic, replaced and installed new battery for $110. If I was not at work,I would have bought it myself and intalled and saved $20+.
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AAA
Amount: $120.75
Posted by: Praveen Mhapsekar in Westford, MA.Posted: April 21st, 2009 11:04AM
Car Make: SaturnCar Model: L200
Car woldnt start. Called AAA. Replaced battery for $120.75. 3years warranty.
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Saved money by checking replacement policy first
Amount: $22.68
Posted by: cheap driver in Santa Clara, CA.Posted: April 21st, 2009 01:04AM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Camry
Battery Type: 25-DL
Had previously bought the battery from Autozone a little over three years ago -- didn't run the car for 6 months, so the battery was totally dead. I decided to stop by Autozone even though their prices seem high. Turns out I could get credit for over half the amount because the battery I turned in was only a few years old. So it was just $22.68 out-of-pocket for a new battery. I was pleasantly surprised. I don't know a lot about cars, but if you're replacing a battery that died early, maybe try checking back at the place where you bought it to see if you get a pro-rated credit.
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AAA Battery
Amount: $125.64
Posted by: cl in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: April 18th, 2009 08:04PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Camry
AAA tested, installed, and took away the old battery in 15 minutes. There is a 36 month free replacement + 36 month prorated replacement cost.
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AAA in SF
Amount: $113.95
Posted by: blank in San Francisco, CA.Posted: March 25th, 2009 11:03AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord
AAA showed up in 20min, replaced my 7 year old dead as a doornail battery from the car that had been sitting in the garage for 1 year. 3 year service warranty, 3 years' pro-rated AAA replacement. Cash, credit cards, check all acceptable payment. Probably overpaid vs. Sears or AutoZone but was worth my time.
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help from AAA in FL
Amount: $133.00
Posted by: a user in Aventura, FL.Posted: February 22nd, 2009 05:02PM
Car Make: HyundaiCar Model: Elantra
Battery Type: 35H
My car won't start tis morning, called AAA and their service guy said it as a dead battery and offer to replace it for $105, with taxes and disposal fee comes to $113 and I can charge it to credit card but cleaning off the terminals where the batteries connect was $20, cash only. I have a AAA invoice that states there is a 72 months total limited warranty.

I really didn't have a choice since I live by myself and without a car or a clue about car batteries, I would have to pay even if I thought it as too high.
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Price for a battery
Amount: $113.00
Posted by: bjd in Jenkintown, PA.Posted: January 15th, 2009 01:01PM
Car Make: ChevroletCar Model: 1997 Cavalier
Battery Type: 75-month
This was price for battery alone from my local mechanic. Installation was $25. I thought he was out of line, but now see that he wasn't for a comparable battery. My car should last like the battery will!
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Battery price
Amount: $70.49
Posted by: Sakm in Chicago, IL.Posted: January 3rd, 2009 12:01PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord
Battery Type: V6
Please do not pay more than $80 (this includes battery disposal fee)
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car battery
Amount: $79.99
Posted by: 2 PT owner in las vegas, NV.Posted: December 29th, 2008 11:12PM
Car Make: chryslerCar Model: PT Cruiser
Battery Type: car-duralast
I thought I was paying quite a bit, but is looks like other states a little more expensive. autozone provides installation, did it m yself though. 2yr free replacement 7yr warranty.570 cold crank.
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Seems like this is in range
Amount: $113.20
Posted by: A reader from New York in New York, NY.Posted: December 5th, 2008 03:12PM
Sounded like a lot but based on other posts here maybe not. This is the installed price.
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AAA Battery Service
Amount: $112.69
Posted by: A reader from St. Louis, MO in St. Louis, MO.Posted: December 5th, 2008 02:12PM
I paid 112.69 for a 3 year replacement warrenty and the next 3 years pro-rated for a AAA battery, not bad considering they came to my home. I got 678 cold CCA and I was ok with that.
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Car Battery replacement
Amount: $110.00
Posted by: A user in Oakland, CA in Oakland, CA.Posted: December 5th, 2008 02:12PM
Goodyear, reduced price by amount to check charging system
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Costco - Eco rates
Amount: $62.00
Posted by: Bumps in Edison, NJ.Posted: November 9th, 2008 07:11PM
Car Make: Nissal AltimaCar Model: 2001
Battery Type: 640 CCA
Nissal altima needs 550 CCA but if you are getting more CCA at low rate, it is all good for u. I changed from Costco. It cost me $62 + tax. I have to change it manually or have to go to some garage as Costco dont provide service to replace the battery.
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Excursion Owner in New York
Amount: $82.00
Posted by: Clemmy in Long Beach, NY.Posted: October 31st, 2008 06:10AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Excursion
Battery Type: 850 CCA
Picked it up at an old fashioned auto parts place and installed it in five minutes. Any man who can't put a battery in a car is a sorry excuse for a man.

Go ahead, pay $170 at Sears, or learn how to do it and save $90.
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Cost of batteries has gone up
Amount: $120.00
Posted by: Volvo owner in Chicago, IL.Posted: October 6th, 2008 04:10AM
Car Make: VolvoCar Model: 240
Battery Type: MT-47
Battery costs have gone up. Battery cost was $105.00 for 1992 240 Volvo. I was in shock.
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Total cost for new battery and installation
Amount: $113.00
Posted by: Chris W in Natick, MA.Posted: September 17th, 2008 08:09AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Escape
Battery Type: DieHard
I went to Sears this morning and they charged $12.00 to test my battery. If I chose to buy a new battery from them the $12.00 installation/labor fee would be waived since I had them test it as well. I bought a basic DieHard battery with 3 year warranty for a total cost of $113.00. Everything went smoothly and my battery no longer stutters when I turn my vehicle on!
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Total cost for a new battery and installation
Amount: $170.00
Posted by: Zel Josephson in Brooklawn, NJ.Posted: September 15th, 2008 01:09PM
Car Make: MazdaCar Model: 626
I just had a new battery installed in my 2001 Mazda 626. It cost with installation $170.00. Did I over pay?
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