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EVERYBODY seems to be having issues with longevity right now.

Our fleet mechanic at work has been trying to find batteries that will last longer than a month or two past the warranty. The last Napa I had in my truck took a dump in 3.5 years and of the new F150s and 250s we've bought only 2 have made it 4 years.

I'd buy the cheapest you can find with a 3 year warranty like others have said and expect it die in less than 4.

I myself am going with a light weight AGM from Napa that Braille rebrands mounted in the trunk. $180 and if it makes it 3 years I'll be happy.
 
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My OEM Motorcraft from 1998 lasted me over 10 years. I've gone through 2 in the last 4 years.
Not sure what's going on with them
 

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I have been having battery issues lately. Replaced one and the replacement was bad. Warrantied this one and it was bad too. Now on the second warrantied battery. All are O Reilly.


I brought mine back to Ford a couple years ago. The guy behind the parts counter tried to give me a battery that was OLDER than the one I was trying to exchange. It was already past it's warranty time.
What a joke.
 

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If you're looking for an upgrade and slight weight savings without spending quite as much as a lithium costs look into Odyssey AGM batteries. I put an Odyssey AGM 28 in my 96 and have been very happy with it. It ran off of just the batter for a whole day cause some dummy forgot to hook up the alternator . Many guys run the smaller AGM16(PC680) without issues also but i wanted the extra capacity incase of charging issues.
 

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My OEM Motorcraft from 1998 lasted me over 10 years. I've gone through 2 in the last 4 years.
Not sure what's going on with them
seems theyre all cheap shit anymore. I used to swear by motorcraft, had 3 in a row leaking around the positive terminal and 2 of them the terminal started to come out of the battery (and yes, checked charging system, not over charging). Changed brands and no more issues
 

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I brought mine back to Ford a couple years ago. The guy behind the parts counter tried to give me a battery that was OLDER than the one I was trying to exchange. It was already past it's warranty time.
What a joke.

I never had a problem with a battery for 30 years. I legit didn't know that they went bad. Now its a coin flip whether or not the one buy brand is any good.
 

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Don't waste your money on Optima. The only advantage is the eye appeal. I've had great luck with Motorcraft and Duralast as well.
 

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EVERYBODY seems to be having issues with longevity right now.

Our fleet mechanic at work has been trying to find batteries that will last longer than a month or two past the warranty. The last Napa I had in my truck took a dump in 3.5 years and of the new F150s and 250s we've bought only 2 have made it 4 years.

I'd buy the cheapest you can find with a 3 year warranty like others have said and expect it die.

I myself am going with a light weight AGM from Napa that Braille rebrands mounted in the trunk. $180 and if it makes it 3 years I'll be happy.
Odyssey pc680 is nice too if you want something lighter.
 

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Red top in the cobra and the wrangler. My civic has a duralast battery but like everyone says above the batteries barely last the warranty period now. My cobra is ZY and I always bought the yellow top but never had luck with them. I’ve always had good luck with red tops.


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Car batteries are mostly made overseas now yet battery manufacturers are charging USA made prices and seem to be just going up up up in price. What most irritates me is in the reality they are just using recycled materials to make them, and they shouldn't be costing a whole lot more to make. However I think the environmental laws now are a huge reason for battery manufacturing leaving the USA thus seeing a huge quality drop in recent years.
 

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Mine currently has an optima that came with it when I bought it. I'll see how long it lasts. Its on a battery tender due to it still be so cold here until I start driving it this spring.
 

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