12V Battery: Duralast Platinum vs Optima Yellow

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by ussyicheng, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. ussyicheng

    ussyicheng Junior Member

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    I like the black one, the color will Blend into the compartment.
     
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    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    I've got the Yellow Top Optima, will be 5 years old this September. It's going great guns, still shows well over spec'd CCA when load tested. It has led a sheltered life though: our usage keeps dropping, but I keep it on a smart charger pretty much constantly.

    Next time around I might try Canadian Tire's black/rectangular case style AGM offering. I don't think there's a world of difference, as long you keep on top of things, basically don't let it get run down.
     
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    I would NOT pay extra for the Optima.
    No good reason to.......despite their marketing hype.
     
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    ussyicheng, if you decide to get OEM, see if your original battery is still within the prorated range of the warranty. Could save you a little bit
     
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