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New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: January 05, 2021 07:43AM
Guess I haven't bought a car battery in awhile. The battery in my 2016 Sonata is dead. Been pricing out batteries, most are $200. Ouch!



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 05, 2021 08:06AM
Thats about what I paid a month ago.



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: January 05, 2021 08:07AM
Dang, the last time I bought a battery it was $90 or so. LOL!



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 05, 2021 08:33AM
Why the price hike? I’ve never paid even $150, and I usually buy the hugest capacity I can due to MN winters?
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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 05, 2021 08:34AM
is it an AGM battery? that’s what my Volt needs and they are pricier than regular batteries.



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 05, 2021 08:38AM
Usually there is a refund on the old battery



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: PizzaGod
Date: January 05, 2021 08:53AM
HOLY COW! I hadn't bought a battery in years. I just bought a used diesel from a guy and part of what I insisted on was that he put new batteries in before I closed the deal (we'd already agreed on price-but I needed the truck as road ready as possible). The truck takes two, he's a mechanic and gets a better price than I would but GEEZ!!!
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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 05, 2021 09:12AM
Yeah, I had to buy a new (tiny) sealed battery for my ~20 yo Miata, and it was in that range.

You can get a big, ugly truck battery for much less, but those fancy lil batteries are pricy.
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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 05, 2021 09:17AM
Costco supposedly has an old school Interstate 51R for my Integra at $77. They don't list one in stock for my newer car. sad smiley



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 05, 2021 09:22AM
Advance Auto will often have coupons like spend over $100 get $20 off, which are perfect for car batteries. And as was said, don't forget about the core charge refund!
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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 05, 2021 09:29AM
If you want a light weight Lithium starting battery for your sports car, they are a little more expensive.

12.2 lbs
750 CCA

$1050 !
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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: January 05, 2021 10:21AM
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Advance Auto will often have coupons like spend over $100 get $20 off, which are perfect for car batteries. And as was said, don't forget about the core charge refund!

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disclaimer posted on their auto batteries listing



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 05, 2021 10:25AM
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mikebw

Advance Auto will often have coupons like spend over $100 get $20 off, which are perfect for car batteries. And as was said, don't forget about the core charge refund!

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Advance Auto-
Excluded from discounts, except SpeedPerk rewards
disclaimer posted on their auto batteries listing

Ahh, well I had used that approach in the past. Too bad.
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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: Gareth
Date: January 05, 2021 11:11AM
I've been buying my AGM batteries from Pepboys. Previously Bosch, now they carry Champion. Both came with a 48-month free replacement warranty (not prorated). I have one car that tends to kill batteries within a few years, so I just go back and get a replacement battery that comes with a new 48-month warranty.

And they are often running a 25% off special on batteries. But yea, the AGM batteries are in the $200+ range to start with.
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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 05, 2021 11:51AM
Thr Costco battery deal just about makes the annual membership pay for itself.
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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 05, 2021 12:16PM
I like AGM batteries, and they've been the standard for many motorcycles for years.

Flooded batteries are still available, but I stay with AGM.

One plus of an AGM is that the battery terminals don't suffer corrosion.

I like not having to prep the terminals of even maintenance-free batteries of old, to prevent corrosion.

My battery is in good shape though probably five years old.

I don't drive too much, preferring to walk when possible.

But once a month minimum, I take a freeway drive of 20-30min to fully charge the battery.

I don't look forward to replacing it when it does go.





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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 05, 2021 12:31PM
https: //www.costco.com/automotive-batteries.html

The Costco link to the Interstate battery site does not list a compatible AGM style battery for the 2016 Hyundai Sonata 1.6L Standard. Napaonline.com (Napa Auto Parts) says this battery is also used in the 2016 Lexus RC F.

$144 + $18 core charge. https: //www.napaonline.com/en/p/NBP7548R?partTypeName=Battery+-+Automotive&keywordInput=battery&vehicleAddPDP=true



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 05, 2021 02:40PM
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mikebw

Advance Auto will often have coupons like spend over $100 get $20 off, which are perfect for car batteries. And as was said, don't forget about the core charge refund!

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Advance Auto-
Excluded from discounts, except SpeedPerk rewards
disclaimer posted on their auto batteries listing


Did you try it? I used that discount a few months ago:

Product Subtotal:
$94.99
Discounts:
-$23.75
Shipping Charges:
$0.00
Shipping Discount:
$0.00
Core Charges:
$22.00
Tax:
$6.18
Order Total:
$99.42

EDIT: I think it was a 25% off for signing up for their email list. You can always unsubscribe.



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: January 05, 2021 03:26PM
After discounts, I spent about $180 for my VW’s battery.
I remember spending $60 for a battery, but, looking back, I think that was over 25 years ago. Time flies.
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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: decay
Date: January 05, 2021 04:12PM
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https: //www.costco.com/automotive-batteries.html

1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D L5 3.0L Standard

We're sorry. This battery fit for your vehicle is not currently available at Costco.



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 05, 2021 04:15PM
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D L5 3.0L Standard

We're sorry. This battery fit for your vehicle is not currently available at Costco.

same for me. 2013 Volt.



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: AllGold
Date: January 05, 2021 06:40PM
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Why the price hike? I’ve never paid even $150, and I usually buy the hugest capacity I can due to MN winters?

Because Sears is gone? I don't really know.



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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: hal
Date: January 05, 2021 07:52PM
I went through the same shock over the summer - was expecting to pay $65 or so...
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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 05, 2021 09:51PM
$114 for the wifes car, 2016 volvo.





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Re: New car batteries, $200!!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 05, 2021 11:07PM
A Costco 36R flooded battery is $75 for my car, but I don't know if I'd go that route.

I'll have to take a look to see what kind of battery I have, as it may be an AGM, despite what Costco says.

The flooded 36R is 39lbs vs the Li's 12lbs.

I wonder if the weight difference can be felt in the handling.

Sure a typical American car has somewhat sloppy suspension, but a 27lb delta in the nose of a car isn't insignificant.

Well, maybe on longer sweeping roads, but on quick transitions?

I remember way back when it was popular tighten up the suspension and move the battery to the trunk.

Not that I'd spend that kind of money on a battery, for any reason, though.





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