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Posted: 01/16/21 06:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had to to replace the start H5 mb battery in my smart car toad. Walmart has an everstart 5 yr warranty MADE IN SPAIN. never seen that before?

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Both Marshall and Johnson Controls have plants in Spain. Johnson Controls has had battery plants there for over 40 years. I think Exide makes the Walmart batteries now and they have operations in about 80 countries around the world.

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Posted: 01/16/21 08:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Apparently the Walmart buyers will go to the ends of the earth to save a dime on their product offerings. I suspect that they really beat on the battery suppliers and may explain why I had multiple battery failures. I won't buy another.





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Well, it does have a 3 year replacement/ 2 year prorated.

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used wal mart batteries in, lake erie boats ,,rv,s,, farm trucks ,,inland boats. never in 30yrs have have one die. but I do good service on my equipt.

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Posted: 01/16/21 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

tarnold wrote:

Well, it does have a 3 year replacement/ 2 year prorated.


Yes, they did replace the batteries, but after sandblasting and painting battery trays and two destroyed windshield washer pumps, I had enough.

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I have used battereies from several companies... Most are good. Only had two die within the warranty period... Of course one of those the warranty was "lifetime" It lasted a good long time (From 1977 to my Brother's 2nd wedding. I kind of forget when that was but the rehearsal was the day it died)


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The Walmart Everstart battery I put in the wife's Chevy Traverse about 5 years ago is one of the best batteries I ever bought. Go for it


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Best automotive battery I have encountered so far. In Mar of 2018 I bought a RAM 2500 truck built on Jan 3, 2003. When I bought it, it still had the original Damiler-Chrysler labeled batteries in it (they appeared to be the "green eye" Delco/Delphi maintenance free batteries, with the green eye covered by the label.) I got good maintenance records on the truck and given the batteries labeling and the records, I had no reason to think these were not the original 15 year batteries. That Cummins did crank with some hesitation, and that was the first money I spent was for two new Bosch AGM batteries for the truck.

I have used the Delco maintenance free batteries for years, and got good service, typically 8 or 9 years. They are too expensive now and don't have the reliability they used to.

I have a Advance Auto Platinum AGM group 49 battery in my shop that came out of my WBO MH in 2017, It is a 2011 date code battery and I changed it prior to a long trip. It still works and I recently used it to start a borrowed Ford 4000 tractor, and it worked just fine. Batteries hold up better than they used to.

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