If I buy a 12v battery from dealer,will they install it for free?

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  1. ski.dive

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    If I buy a 12v battery from dealer,will they install it for free?
     
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    Generally not, but you can always ask.
    Every dealer has their own promotional deals. For a Gen 2 the Flat rate labor allowance is 0.7 hrs.

    Another recommendation is too hook up a secondary 12v source to the jump start posts. This will keep all the memory presets and customer configurations from resetting to factory defaults.

    Even if you got a battery from Batteries Plus there is an installation fee if you want them to do it. $10-$20 typically. Probably more for a Chrysler product because of where its located.


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    Bennington and Brattleboro both have Advanced Auto stores, call one, tell them what you have, have them order the battery you need, (hint-an Optima Yellow Top) and they will install for free.
    Their coupon page offers 22% off, print one out.
     
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    free install at dealer for the $400. battery ;)
     
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    LOL
     
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    Battery install is pretty easy, just need a 8 & 10mm combo wrench.
     
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    Are you too afraid to ask them directly?
     
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    Reverse roles: you're selling batteries, and you're also offering installs. Both cost the part and the service cost you. If the install is free probably the battery price is inflated a bit.
     
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    Geez I hate the 12 hour (or whatever it is) edit window: second sentence above pretty mangled, lol. You get the gist I guess...
     
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