I am about to replace my RX330 battery, do I have to go to Lexus dealership and get the battery from there, they quoted me: $150. So I was wondering if Walmart/Target car battery are fine and do I need to tell them to follow any procedure?
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The Wal-Mart batteries I believe are made by Johnson Controls. Very good battery,and cheap. When you replace the battery,you will most likely need to re-learn the rear hatch,Sunroof,and power windows. Relax,its all in the manual on how to do this I say most likely because some people dont have to. For some reason,it didnt happen to them.When I replaced mine however,I had to re-learn it. But it`s a relatively simple procedure.
2015 RX 350 AWD
2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 4 Matic Sport Sedan (wife`s car)
Consumer Reports had AutoZone as their best battery about a year ago. I have used them in the past on my Lexus and BMW. If you want the same kind of battery that was OEM go get an Interstate. Autozone is just as good and cheaper, plus they will install it free.
2000 BMW 2.3 Z3 Roadster
2005 Lexus ES 330
2008 Lexus RX 350 AWD
Do a quick research on the web and you will see that a lot of the different brands are made from the same few companies. My RX330 will be 7 years old coming March 2011 and the OEM Panasonic is still going strong. Even if it go bad, I'll probably get an Energizer (24F) from Sam's Club for something like $68 or $73 (can't remember) and call it good. I also bought a Duralast Gold for my SC430 with good result (but it's a little more expensive). Lots of nice choices out there to choose from so I'm definitely NOT going to the dealer for $150 battery replacement.
My RX330 is less than 7 year old, so do you think I should check my dealership to replace it free or will they still charge?
7 yr battery life in Texas? You should get a trophy.
Once the bumper to bumper warranty is gone the rest is prorated. The dealership most probably stiff you with 1/2 hr labor to swap and that itself will be close to $60. So it would not make much sense.