My 84-month Toyota replacement battery died after 36 months, as the previous one had done, and I am wondering if it makes more economic sense to buy a battery at Costco or somewhere where the warranty can actually translate to some protection. The Lexus cost of battery and replacement thereof, even with a discounted value because of the warranty, ends up being more expensive than a comparable battery elsewhere, if memory serves from a previous RX 300 experience. So I thought/remembered/wondered/ if I had not read somewhere that the Costco warranty is a full replacement at no cost? Or was it somewhere else?
I will be traveling for a week but will need to address the issue immediately upon my return. Does anyone has helpful suggestions?
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I have a Costco battery installed in our 05 RX330. Full replacement at no additional cost for the first 3 years, then it gets prorated for a couple of years.
I also have a AAA battery installed in my wife Toyota Corolla. Her car would not start so we had to call AAA to the rescue and ended up buying a battery on the spot. A year and a half later we had issues with the battery so we called them, they came out to replace the battery at no cost (the technician stated that their batteries come with a 3 years free replacement).
Johnson Controls is the leading supplier of batteries to many of the largest aftermarket battery retailers, including Advance Auto Parts, DAISA S.A., AutoZone, Costco, NAPA, Interstate Batteries, Walmart and more.
For the price point and longevity...i like the Walmart Everstart Maxx series. 5 year warranty 3 year free replacement. Its another rebranded Johnson Controls battery like other notable brands like Interstate, Sears Die Hard, Duralast, etc..
Any issues, you can go to any Walmart around the country to pro-rate/replace which makes it convenient.