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AAA Battery replacement
Amount: $112.00
Posted by: Shelby Miller in Lake Forest, CA.Posted: December 4th, 2009 08:12PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: '06 Camry,
Battery Type: appropriate for 4 cylender
Price quoted by AAA $148.00. Warned this was pricy. Suggested I check if original battery still under warentee (it wasn't) and to check ACS for better price. Actual AAA price $112.00, BETTER than Toyota ($144.00 - $168.00) plus old battery disposal fees) Better warentee, AND they took old battery away. If you can't install youself, AAA highly recommended for convenience and time. Made me feel my satisfaction was primary goal, not their profit. Hope they sell tires and break service soon!

If you bought from AAA and feel you paid too much, you probably didn't when you consiter time and convenience.

Homeside service.
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Car battery replacement
Amount: $80.00
Posted by: Impeezi in Harrisburg, PA.Posted: December 2nd, 2009 10:12AM
Car Make: MazdaCar Model: Protege 323
Battery Type: Duralast
Replaced myself in 5 minutes,2 yr free replacement,72 month pro rated saved 50 bucks over Sears Die Hard who has installation and disposal fees.
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Car battery replacement
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Laura in VT in South Burlington, VT.Posted: November 24th, 2009 06:11PM
Car Make: 2003 MercuryCar Model: Sable
Battery Type: Midas ?
I was told that they can't get less than 8 year warrenties now. I feel like an idiot for paying this much for a battery replacement!!!!
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Car battery replacemebt
Amount: $159.67
Posted by: Jane C in Houston, TX.Posted: November 21st, 2009 09:11AM
Car Make: LexusCar Model: 330x
Battery Type: 24F Interstate 75 mo warr
My car all of a sudden wouldn't start (at a car wash) and needed a jump; because I haven't had ANY problem whatsoever (6 1/2 yrs old, 49000 mi.)I drove to the office to check mail, and same thing happened. I was late to the dentist, stopped at a Shell station (after calling the Lexus place--battery said just recharge, but they said replace) (no time for Lexus, so paid the fee for battery, recheck electrical, battery disposal, tax, clean, etc. My son told me to go to the auto parts place (much cheaper) and ask them to install, but no time. This only happens when you are late for an appointment! (and shame on Lexus for not telling me I needed a new battery when I took it in for its expensive 50000 mi ck up in July!)
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Car battery replacement
Amount: $111.00
Posted by: Flash in the PA in Havertown, PA.Posted: November 17th, 2009 01:11PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Odyssey
Battery Type: 24F
Shopped around and, as usual, the dealer had the best price and the best warranty (35 month replacement/84 month prorated). Local garages (including franchises like Goodyear, Pep Boys, Midas) quoted up to $180 with 18 and 24 month warranties. Complete ripoff!
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Auto Zone or Walmark 3 year free repl??
Amount: $89.00
Posted by: Big Tom in Carrollton, GA.Posted: November 11th, 2009 01:11PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord V6
Battery Type: Duralast or EverStart
What to do...both are recommended.
The higher priced one has 90 more Cold Cranking Amps. Both are installed "free". According to CR - Many of the best performers in our tests are priced at only $75.
We live in Georgia.
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Car Battery
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: Irate in Downingtown, PA.Posted: November 9th, 2009 12:11PM
Car Make: 1998 VolvoCar Model: Turbo
Raked over the coals.
Told auto place to call before installing to know the damage. No call.
Will never go there again. Shame on me the first time!
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Replace a car battery
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: cat in San Diego, CA.Posted: November 9th, 2009 09:11AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Civic
Battery Type: ?
I paid 150 for a new battery and labor. I know nothing about cars and didn't really have anybody to help me out. I feel like this was a good price since he came to my home and did everything on sight and now waiting time.
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car battery replacing
Amount: $103.00
Posted by: marco in washington, DC.Posted: October 30th, 2009 07:10AM
Car Make: hondaCar Model: civic
Battery Type: interstate
my battery wouldnt let my car start each time i turned it off. after work a friend gave me a jump. drove home and cleaned the battery knobs and cables with sand paper. didnt work. my wife gave me a jump before she left for work. put my 3 yr old in the back and went to n.t.b. told them my problem and that my child was hungry. i had to get this done this evening to be ready for work at 4a.m. they sold me a 65 month battery installed and out in 40 min.for $103.00 even. car starts up, no problem. awesome service decent price.
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Car battery cost
Amount: $79.99
Posted by: Stardust in Houston, TX.Posted: October 20th, 2009 03:10PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Civic
Battery Type: Duralast
Got a 500 Cold cranking amps, 2 year free replacement Duralast for 79.99 + Tax. I fixed it my self. I looked around a bit about this battery before i purchased and it had good reviews.
If i had gone to a dealer service station it would have cost me about $150, but may be a different battery.
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AAA replaced original battery
Amount: $124.00
Posted by: ST in Rowland Heights, CA.Posted: October 15th, 2009 11:10PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Odyssey
Car wouldn't start. Called AAA and they were out in 30 minutes. Tested and said it needed replacement. They were done in 15 mintues and I didn't have to go anywhere. Convenience and time totally worth it for me since I had three kids under the age of 5 with me!
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Purchased Car Battery at Sam\'s Club
Amount: $63.00
Posted by: person in Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM.Posted: October 15th, 2009 05:10AM
Car Make: SubaruCar Model: Legacy Outback
Battery Type: Interstate MT 35
75 month pro-rated warranty 18 month free replacement. Sam's was quick, efficient, inexpensive, and battery was the same one replaced in another car by an auto repair shop for about 110 bucks
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Replaced Battery
Amount: $81.48
Posted by: David G in West Palm Beach, FL.Posted: October 13th, 2009 08:10PM
Car Make: MazdaCar Model: Protege
Battery Type: MAXX-35S
Battery was $75
core charge $9
3 yr replacement warranty
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Car Battery
Amount: $97.90
Posted by: JP in Tampa, FL.Posted: October 12th, 2009 07:10AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Explorer Sport
Battery Type: unknown
Was going to head into work and found my battery had died. Went to get it tested and found I needed to replace it. Price included battery, 2 year service plan, and the state tax for the old battery cell. I think it was a premium battery but I can't be too sure. Not the amount I was expecting but after seeing the price some have paid here, I think I got the median amount.
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Battery
Amount: $190.00
Posted by: a user in Berwyn, IL.Posted: October 5th, 2009 05:10AM
Car Make: BuickCar Model: LeSabre
Battery Type: unknown
They load tested my old battery and it showed it was bad. It was the original battery in this 2005 Buick LeSabre. I thought $190 was high but it was convenient for me to have it done at the local repair shop.
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Car Battery
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: Jonnie C. in Granbury, TX.Posted: September 24th, 2009 09:09AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: V6
Battery Type: Everstart Maxx 358
Ten minutes and I was out of there. Purchased at Walmart and it was installed and included disposal fee and taxes.
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Auto Zone Battery
Amount: $55.00
Posted by: David M. in Louisville, KY.Posted: September 22nd, 2009 08:09PM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: Cavalier
Battery Type: Duralast
The easiest thing to do is go to any national auto parts store (Auto Zone, Oreily's, Advanced Auto Parts, etc.) Any of these stores will not charge you to check the battery, even if you don't buy a battery from them, and they will install the battery for you for free if you do buy it from them. Just call each of the stores around you and check to see who has the best prices for your battery. Pay more than $80 for a battery and the answer is "yes", you got ripped off.
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AAA worked for me
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: gaurav batra in Seattle, WA.Posted: September 19th, 2009 08:09PM
Car Make: hyundaiCar Model: elantra
My car battery was not getting charged and I called AAA. They came to my home and checked battery for good 20 minutes, cleaned the contacts and battery started working :)
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Wal Mart battery group 75
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: SJS in Neptune, NJ.Posted: September 19th, 2009 01:09PM
Car Make: 2003 ChevyCar Model: S 10 PU
Battery Type: Ever Start Group 75
$50 at Wal Mart for a group 75(GM) 525 CCA, 630 CA. Same size and capacity as the original AC Delco. Replaced it myself in ten minutes. All batteries are made by either Delphi(GM), Exide, or Johnson Controls. Buy in advance, not when you are stranded!
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Original Battery Replacement
Amount: $68.00
Posted by: mkemarcus in Milwaukee, WI.Posted: September 17th, 2009 07:09AM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: 01-Tacoma
Battery Type: Johnson Controls 575-CCA
Decided to replace the original equipment battery (Delco Remy) after 8 years of trouble free service! Don't want to risk being stuck somewhere this winter. Store purchased gave me $7 for my old battery and $3 off the new one (60 month). I installed it myself. After reading many of the posts, it seems folks are paying way too much for a new battery and installation?
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Diehard Battery at Sears
Amount: $92.00
Posted by: Smile : ) in boca raton, FL.Posted: September 12th, 2009 11:09AM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Carmy
Battery Type: Diehard
Got the cheapest battery for $80 plus $12 installation fee at sears in South FL.
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Car battery
Amount: $170.00
Posted by: blues in NY, NY.Posted: September 11th, 2009 06:09PM
Car Make: MazdaCar Model: MX6
To the person who asked if 170 for a mazda battery was too much.

I just had a battery replaced in NYC for my Mazda mx6, it was $170.
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AAA Battery plus tax
Amount: $121.90
Posted by: ThatGirlDC in Washington, DC.Posted: September 11th, 2009 11:09AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Focus
Battery Type: 47FC
Replaced it on the spot - 115.00 plus tax, three year warranty. Is charging tax legal? In Washington, DC. What should I do next time, like how can I learn to do it myself?
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AAA Battery
Amount: $132.00
Posted by: Koshy in Sunnyvale, CA.Posted: September 5th, 2009 11:09AM
Car Make: Lexus RX 330Car Model: RX 330
Battery Type: AAA Battery
I decided to go with AAA due to convenience @ 8:30 pm with the car full of folks.
Great service! I was told I was getting a very good deal with a 6 year full warranty and a 3 year no charge full replacement and prorate thereafter.
I was also told that the replacement AAA is better than the original lexus battery followed by all the tech talk and testing etc.

I am not sure if the price I paid was great neither have I had the chance to check out if its an excellent deal. Just trusting AAA and the 3 year warranty.
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New battery
Amount: $112.00
Posted by: Mr. Wellington in Portland, OR.Posted: September 3rd, 2009 02:09PM
Car Make: SaturnCar Model: L300
Battery Type: Interstate MT75
My car wouldn't start this morning. I had a "AAA" branded battery that came with a 36 month warranty, but I bought the battery back in Feb-06 so I was out of luck with the warranty. Interesting how the battery was rated for 36 months and indeed went bad after 43 months of good reliable service.

So I went to a Goodyear repair shop and bought a new Interstate MT75 battery for $112 installed and everything. It is rated for 75 months, therefore I expect it to last for at least 75 months. If it does last 75 months, as advertised, then it should be well worth every dollar spent.
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Battery replacement
Amount: $26.95
Posted by: Denver2009 in Denver, CO.Posted: August 21st, 2009 10:08PM
Car Make: IzusuCar Model: Trooper
Battery Type: 6 cylr 3.5Litre
I went to RE-CO Battery, Inc. at 748 Sheridan Blvd, Denver and bought a replacement battery for $26.95. My Trooper starts perfectly every time and now I am ready for winter here in Denver. I am very happy as I had dreaded paying anywhere from $70 to $100 for a replacement battery. Thank you god.
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Battery replacement
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: little steve in Hamilton, AL.Posted: August 21st, 2009 06:08PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Crown Victoria
Battery Type: 65
Battery in car was the original Motorcraft from the factory and was 5 yrs old. Went to Auto Zone and found I needed a new battery. The voltage gauge showed a loss at idle with lights and A/C on. Bought a 65 group Duralast for $100.08 with felt washers and tax. Thought it was high until I read the other posts.
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Battery replacement
Amount: $73.00
Posted by: a user in FTW, TX.Posted: August 15th, 2009 06:08AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Five Hundred
Battery Type: 36R
Fairly sure my battery is under the free replacement warranty period, but can't find the receipt. Auto Zone quoted $79 with 2 yr repl/72 mos prorated wnty, but won't install. Sam's quoted $73 installed, but only 18 mos free repl wnty. Both had 650cca and 130 reserve capacity. Be sure to ck manuals to see if your car needs to relearn its idle once your battery has been changed! Mine did.
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AAA battery and installation
Amount: $124.99
Posted by: a user in Simi Valley, CA.Posted: August 11th, 2009 08:08AM
Car Make: BMWCar Model: mini cooper
So, maybe this is a bit higher than "do-it-yourself" but it's worth the convenience and having someone else dispose of your battery and install the new one.
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Battery and installation
Amount: $246.00
Posted by: stephan in columbus, OH.Posted: August 10th, 2009 12:08PM
Car Make: jeepCar Model: liberty
Battery Type: ?
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