Battery

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  1. malones99

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    Took my 15 Tahoe to get an oil change today. Dealer said the battery is failing. The battery is very expensive, around $350. Anyone else had to replace their battery?
     
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    Had mine replaced already but it was under warranty and didn't cost anything.
     
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    Did they say why it failed?
     
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    No but I just chalked it up to having at the time gone through 2 Arizona summers, which usually do a number on any car battery I've had.
     
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    Holy crap, $350? WTH? Is that normal these days?
     
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    I know! I even check AutoZone, and they were at $215. I'm not convinced, I hear a grinding noise in the morning when I turn it on (push button), and they said it was the battery. No check engine, no nothing. Hummmmmm
     
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    No way that a replacement battery costs $350 - you're getting stiffed by the dealer on both the part and the install - go to an Interstate store, but an AGM replacement and replace yourself.

    http://www.interstatebatteries.com/...1-4097068011-4294493475-4294492456-2147384906
     
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    There are only so many companies that manufacture batteries in the USA. Ac delco is one on them.

    I usually replace my battery when I first get my Tahoe with an ac delco gold. More cca more reserve capacity. And a longer warranty.
    I'd check what they are giving you vs what you have. It just might be a better battery.
     
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    You're right - very few manufacturers...but AC Delco is not one. Its batteries are most likely made by a Johnson Controls owned or controlled company.
     
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    Die Hard from Sears. They will replaced for free.
     
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