optima, napa, advance 12v, oem

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  1. Ben Schneider

    Ben Schneider Junior Member

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    was about to buy a 12v at the local toyota dealer

    188 on the web site. i. called the parts guy, asked and he said if i self install the warranty is still good.. paid... then looked up warranty, specifically states has to be installed by authorized toyota person

    these two batteries have the same specs as my toyota battery (advance might be a typo on ah):

    napa (has similar label to my oem battery):

    https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NBP9851P?vehicleAddPDP=true

    advance (4.8 stars out of 5):

    Advance Auto Parts - Down for Maintenance

    optima (pep boys)

    Optima Yellowtop Prius Deep Cycle Car Battery, Group Size DS46B24R | 513308 | Pep Boys

    opinions ??
     
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    Hi Ben,
    Your situation really depends on what you are looking for. If you want the warranty, let the Toyota Person do it. If you can do it yourself, do it. Either way, you will have a new battery that will last you a long time. 12 volt batteries can last 5 to 7 years anyway, and the warranty I'm guessing will probably be for 3 years.
     
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    can you post the warranty, first i've heard of it. i just bought one expecting the full 8 years
     
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    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    When you pay the exhorbitant install charge that's the warranty premium.

    I would DIY install, just get them to demonstrate it's good with electronic load tester. Then take good care of it.
     
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    These Batteries almost never fail within the free replacement period anyway, so don’t worry about it.

    I paid $170ish for mine from a local auto parts store. It replaced my almost 5 year old Truestart.
     
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    Nice floor mat:).

    I know what vehicle you used to get the replacement(y).
     
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    please look at the battery at napa, looks like same and almost exact same label... same specs[​IMG]
     
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    Yes, East Penn/Deka supplies a lot of batteries for NAPA
     
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    thank you everyone. trying to survive pandemic.

    good point about warranty... maybe a different warranty on a different site... my dealer does not seem to have those parameters
     
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    NAPA offers a discount if you are a AAA member, maybe 5%.
     
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    Amazon.com has an AC Delco battery for $152. I wound up buying a battery at Toyota for $220, but thinking now I should have bought this one. On the other hand, some people had warranty problems buying from Amazon so maybe not.
     
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