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Battery Recommendation?

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2018 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by Eltee, July 16, 2017.


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      I searched but found nothing recent or specific to my situation on this topic.

      I bought a used 2013 XLT and I suspect it has the original battery. I travel a lot in the Nevada desert so battery failure is not an option. I know the vehicle has battery monitoring, etc.

      I used to run an Optima on my Sport Trac. I also ran a Sears Diehard.

      What's the recommended battery these days for maximum CCA, longevity, durability, etc.?

      THANKS for any input.
       
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      I don't like getting stuck in the desert either...

      Costco has Interstate batteries, just put one in my other car. They need the old battery or you get charged extra.
      My 2016's battery failed but it was replaced with another Motorcraft battery under warranty at the Dealer.
       
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      Batteries are a crap shoot. I have had top of the line ones go bad in 6 months and have had Walmart ones last 10+ years. It doesn't matter if they are expensive or cheap, but what does matter is how they are stored in the location that you purchase them. If they just set on a shelf and allowed to discharge you could be in trouble with them, but if they are maintained in the store then they should last you a while.

      Also warranties don't mean a thing if you are 200 miles away from the store that you purchased them from if it is a chain store like Autozone, NAPA, Walmart or any of the others. You are then at the mercy of any store that has batteries for sale if you want to get your vehicle started and on your way home.
       
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