Car battery recommendation

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Car battery recommendation

Postby Stephen Yeoh » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:39 pm

I suspect I'll need to replace the battery in my GL soon. Any recommendations for a good battery? Or ones to stay away from?
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Re: Car battery recommendation

Postby Rick Brown » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:47 pm

12 volts. Works better than two 6 volt and saves weight, too. ;)
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Re: Car battery recommendation

Postby Anthony Porta » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:52 pm

I have always preferred OEM batteries in the MB, even if they are expensive.

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Re: Car battery recommendation

Postby George Schilling » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:58 pm

NAPA carries oem fitment for Mercedes. I turn the key, car starts. Under $150. Probably a bit less expensive than the dealer option.
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Re: Car battery recommendation

Postby Craig Naylor » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:49 pm

Ease, convenience, price: Costco

Nuf Said!

But on a serious side, there are three companies make probably 95% of the automotive batteries in the USA: Johnson Controls, Exide, and East Penn.
- No matter the name on the sticker, one of those three companies likely made it.

Oh, and those Costco batteries (Kirkland Signature) - Johnson Control.

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Re: Car battery recommendation

Postby George Schilling » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:17 pm

Craig Naylor wrote:Ease, convenience, price: Costco



True, if they happen to carry a battery that fits your car. Downside to Costco, selection limited to popular sizes.
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