12v Replacement Optima Yellow Top Re-conditioned?

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  1. wirelessjava

    wirelessjava Junior Member

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    Hello Prius Bros/Sisters

    My local battery shop has a Reconditioned Now - Optima Yellow Top 8171-767 for 54.99

    The new one would be over 100 right?

    Is it worth it to wait for the new one ?


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  2. JC91006

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    Yes it's worth paying for a new one. Of course it'll be different if you plan on selling the car in a year
     
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    interesting, what do they say about it, any warranty? i wonder how they recondition it?
     
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    I'm guessing just hook up to a smart charger, run a full cycle. My CTEK 4.3 actually has a cycle called reconditioning. Pushes a little harder, higher voltage or something??

    That and clean up the posts?
     
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    Also desulphation process adds life to old batteries.
     
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    Amazon has a good price on a new Optima Yellow Top.
     
  7. edthefox5

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    Buy the Optima locally. At Advance Auto Parts you buy it online and pick it up locally get a $50 gift card was $170 out the door.
    If you have an issue with it its local and you can return it. if its shipped in then returns are a hassle. I bought mine locally.
    But ...like all new battery's you never know what the charge it has on it so check before installing it. It may need a charge. Sometimes they charge it sometimes they don't and you don't know how long its been on there shelf.Hope you have a battery charger you should there very handy and cheap. Like $60 on Amazon for a nice one.
     
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