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AAA Battery Replacement instead of Tow
Amount: $113.00
Posted by: Little Old Lady in Asheville, NC.Posted: December 30th, 2010 02:12PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: 1994 Paseo
Battery Type: AAA brand
Asked for a tow to a car repair place to determine why my battery went dead not long after repair on alternator. The AAA gentleman ran diagnostics on the alternator and battery. He offered to replace the spent battery - had a battery for sale on the truck.
It seemed a bit expensive - but it was VERY convenient - no need to search & bargain in cold, snowy weather. He was very cordial but no doubt there are bonuses for extra "sales". But it was Personal Service. And I could just drive again in 30 minutes - no problem.
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CAR BATTERY
Amount: $139.00
Posted by: TONYF in MASSAPEQUA, NY.Posted: December 30th, 2010 12:12PM
Car Make: MERCEDESCar Model: E 430 SPORT
Battery Type: DIEHARD GOLD GROUP 49
SEARS, DIY 900 CCA
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Kia Optima 2004 battery
Amount: $130.00
Posted by: Firestone-hires-crooks in tallahassee, FL.Posted: December 10th, 2010 10:12PM
Car Make: kiaCar Model: optima
Battery Type: interstate battery
2004 kia optima 4cyl bought used w/24,000 miles. Went through 3 batteries prior to Interstate. There must be a leak somewhere. Interstate battery purchased in 3/2009. Still strong (knocking on wood). Good warranty. cold weather startup is awesome. don't waste money on walmart brands. waste of money going back and forth.
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Locally made battery
Amount: $37.00
Posted by: the Hammer in Hamburg, PA.Posted: December 3rd, 2010 07:12AM
Car Make: subaruCar Model: 99 forester
Battery Type: DEKA
Purchased a factory second for my older car w/100,000 mi.Only has a short warranty but 1/3 the cost of new one. The Deka factory (EAST PENN MANUFACTORING) in Lyons Pa will also install it & check your charging system for free.The battery only has cosmetic blemish&no fancy label!!!
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Honda Civic Hybrid 2006
Amount: $130.50
Posted by: Nelson in Orlando, FL.Posted: November 30th, 2010 07:11PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Civic Hybrid
Battery Type: SNC?
The price of the battery was around 90 but with labor it was 130.50
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Subaru Battery Changed Group
Amount: $91.56
Posted by: Dave1 in Nazareth, PA.Posted: November 28th, 2010 04:11AM
Car Make: SubaruCar Model: Outback
Battery Type: EverStart
The battery of my 2005 was a J 5 and meaning it was purchased in the ten month. The battery could not hold a charge in cold weather any longer so I. Went to a consumer oriented website and found that I could take to old battery in to my local auto center at Wall-mart and get this EverStart Maxx N35top rated battery. ASAP The
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Battery
Amount: $95.00
Posted by: JFW in New York, NY.Posted: November 9th, 2010 10:11AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Escape 2002 V6
Battery Type: Interstate MT-47
Had the car towed by AAA to my local mechanic (I'm a member). He tested the old battery, which was dead, and replaced it for 95 bucks including installation in about 10 minutes. Online these things retail for about $120. I feel lucky to have found a fair and honest mechanic close to home.
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Toyota Battery Change
Amount: $125.00
Posted by: Edwin in Miami, FL.Posted: October 27th, 2010 12:10PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Avalon
Battery Type: AAA
My battery went weak and finally died. I called for a charge but the battery was completely dead so I bought a new one. I was quoted prices in the $75 - $110 range by an auto shop. But the AAA came to my door so I had no towing charge, they installed the new battery, did a diagnostic, and removed the old one for recycling. They threw in a change of battery terminals for free. It took all of 45 minutes from call to AAA to smooth starting car. I felt this was a good deal. Everyone involved was polite to me.
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Battery
Amount: $125.00
Posted by: Redman in Brooklyn, NY.Posted: October 20th, 2010 01:10PM
Car Make: JeepCar Model: Grand cherokee
Battery Type: Top Post -34
My son purchased this interstate 65 month battery at a local station,because sears did not answer the phone and the website did not have in stock
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Honda accord Battery change
Amount: $155.60
Posted by: Venkat in Los angeles, CA.Posted: October 11th, 2010 12:10PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord -EXL V4 -2007
Battery Type: Interstate
I am not sure which one is cheaper, but the charges for my New Battery Cost:119.00$ + Service Charge: 25.00 $ + Taxes: 11.60$ = Total: 155.60
A-1 auto
2245 S Barrington Ave,
Los Angeles,
CA 90064
(310) 914-3295
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Advance Auto Parts
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: Value Shopper in Princeton, NJ.Posted: October 8th, 2010 05:10PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Camry
Battery Type: It works for now
The battery died on me. Took it to Advance Auto Parts, and bought the cheap battery - it's called economy. They replaced it for free.
My first thought was to take it to the dealership, but a friend of mine suggested Advance Auto Parts. I am glad I worked out that way.
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Brewbaker Dodge Chrysler Jeep
Amount: $187.00
Posted by: Patrice Brown Rowan in MONTGOMERY, AL.Posted: October 1st, 2010 12:10PM
Car Make: jeepCar Model: LIBERTY
My jeep was slow to start up and sluggish. A light on the dash came on and wouldn't go off. I took it to the Dodge Chrysler Jeep Dealership this morning. After several hours, I was told the car needed a battery. They charged 117.00 for the battery and 70.00 for (15 minutes of) labor. I couldn't take the jeep elsewhere because I was afraid it would stop before I arrived. This is just the part of my experience that relates to the battery. They tried to rip me off in a couple of other ways. In sum, the dealership used the fact that the car was hesitating to take advantage of me. NEVER AGAIN! Walmart will get my business next time.
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Desert Sun Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: a user in Roswell, NM.Posted: September 24th, 2010 09:09AM
Car Make: 2003 dodgeCar Model: neon
Battery Type: unknown
Yep, I got the battery changed at a dealership. They charged me an arm and a leg. Before they did the diagnostics, I asked them how much the battery would be if they figured it was a battery..and he said it varies and did not give me a solid price. On top of it, he wanted to charge me insane prices for other work. Don't get your car serviced here - Desert Sun Chrysler Jeep Dodge.
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Firestone has a special for Sep 2010
Amount: $60.00
Posted by: srl99 in Concord, CA.Posted: September 19th, 2010 04:09PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: F-150
Battery Type: Group 65
Firestone has a coupon $59.99 installed (+ tax) - some cars. This Interstate battery has 18 months free replacement then pro-rated for ?65 months? They tried to upsell to higher warranty battery for additional $$'s. This was cheaper than Sam's Club for a group 65 battery.
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Dead battery?
Amount: $139.31
Posted by: Erin B in Chattanooga, TN.Posted: September 17th, 2010 08:09AM
Car Make: 2003 ChevyCar Model: Venture
Battery Type: unknown
Had car towed to dealership ofter it wouldn't start or jump off. was way over charged. They took advantage of me because I was in a jam. It'll be the last time.
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Sam's Club Experience
Amount: $69.76
Posted by: DaveP in Houston, TX.Posted: September 4th, 2010 03:09PM
Car Make: NissanCar Model: Pathfinder
Battery Type: Interstate
Interstate Mega-Tron Plus (?) Group 24F, 630 CCA claimed. Installation, anti-corrosive grease and felt washers included. Sales tax not included. This is an 84-month battery, with 18 month free replacement.
Note: Interstate does not even show this battery on their website. Conclusion - they build it exclusively for Sam's Club. I'm keepin' my fingers crossed that this thing lasts, 'cause I rarely buy a product that I can't research.
Also, they put a numb-nuts "new man" on this job, and he didn't have a friggin' clue. Couldn't figure out, without help, how to attach the cable terminal clamps, and he way over-tightened the hold-down clamps. I'm surprised that he didn't crack the case. I adjusted and re-torqued the hold-downs the following day. He also positioned the hold-down clamp so that only one of the 3-cell covers could be pulled to inspect water level.
Mister Walton & Co simply wants a sale. Service is sorry at best, totally absent at worst. Never again will I trust them to touch my vehicle.
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new battery
Amount: $85.00
Posted by: Bernard in baltimore, MD.Posted: July 29th, 2010 07:07AM
Car Make: 1990Car Model: grand marquis
Battery Type: duralast
on a volvo I had, the battery was under the seat, and install was maybe worth it... but on the grand marquis, the battery is right there in front and easy to install myself.
BY THE WAY: do not believe the 'disposal fee.' There's good lead in those batteries, worth money: most auto parts stores will pay you money, around $15 (via the 'core' refund) to get your old battery. Salvo advertises $5 upfront for any battery in any condition.
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New Battery
Amount: $51.86
Posted by: Vibe owner in Columbia, SC.Posted: July 20th, 2010 05:07AM
Car Make: PontiacCar Model: 2003 Vibe
Battery Type: Everlast
Used a group size 26R in place of the original 35. Not an exact fit but close enough for this price. 1 year replacement.
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battery replacement
Amount: $79.99
Posted by: Arnie in fredericksburg, VA.Posted: July 19th, 2010 12:07PM
Car Make: 20007 toyotaCar Model: sienna le
Battery Type: 24F
purchased at bjs wholesale club 80mos.fair price.installed myself
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Yep, I was had at my dealership
Amount: $226.00
Posted by: CAS in Annapolis, MD.Posted: July 16th, 2010 08:07AM
Car Make: MercedesCar Model: ML350
Was having my vehicle serviced at the dealership and they told me my battery failed the load test and recommended I replace it so I said sure. Moron! $170 for the battery plus $56 for labor. Oh well. I have made dumber purchases I suppose.
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Car battery
Amount: $180.00
Posted by: Bmo in Wayne, NJ.Posted: July 9th, 2010 11:07AM
Car Make: JeepCar Model: Commander
My jeep just broke down and my mechanic is charging me $180 for a new battery and I was wondering if that's too much?
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Midas battery
Amount: $120.00
Posted by: jsjacksonwny@hotmail.com in San Diego, CA.Posted: July 7th, 2010 10:07AM
Car Make: 2004 jeepCar Model: Wrangler x
Battery Type: 75
Better than doing it yourself.
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Explosive gas under my....
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: Lucky Lee DieHardt in Seattle, WA.Posted: July 3rd, 2010 12:07PM
Car Make: Dodge caamper vanCar Model: 68 popup, engine inside
Battery Type: Couldn't tell
I bought an old camper van with sinks refers and the engine in the middle like a coffee table. Who ever customized it used a ammo can to house it in under the drivers seat. Being stupid, I spotted the lid for it and as there were holes for the cbles, set it on top tokeep from shorting it out with a wrench etc. Cruisin home from the late shift at the shipyards,where gas cutting torches are everywhere, a tremendous explosion under the seat filled the cab with battery acid fumes, loud as a shotgun. I stopped, obviously, or would have died from the fumes and opened the windows etc. After the smoke cleared I tilted the seat fwd and plastic shards were embedded in the sink cabinet and what looked like the World Trade Center bldg was left. Stuck again I thought to myself. what was i thinkin? So, to my utter amazement, turned the key and cranked up the engine and made a 30 mile trip home. Now, that's a battery, and wonder to this day, why it would work at all, minimal fluid, 75% gone. Just the posts, cables and a few lead cells. I want to think it was a Die Hard, as I was lucky not to become a voodoo man impaled with plastic. Not a safe car, Gas and backfires next to you, a propane cylinder sitting about a foot from the box, and no front hood for protection in an accident. As it was hydrogen gas, think of the Hindenberg on a small scale, the humanity! Good story, but dumb move.
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battery
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: Thursday in Macon, GA.Posted: June 26th, 2010 12:06PM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: Lumina
Battery Type: Interstate
80 for battery, 80 for installation
never been in this city before so i had no idea where to go and it was the only car place open on weekeneds. a little price but i don't think i got raped too bad, could've been worse
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