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#4299000 - 01/10/17 06:39 PM Re: costco battery, warrantying a battery [Re: bowlofturtle]
Anduril Offline


Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 1013
Loc: Perris, CA
Originally Posted By: bowlofturtle
THey told me, had i lost the receipt they can still pull up the records in the database but it might take a little longer because it would be thru CS.

I've returned clothes with no receipt. Since you have to have a membership card to shop there, they automatically have record of all your purchases.

Originally Posted By: Burt
heat is the biggest killer of battery life. Here in the south, you can only expect 3 years at best. Warrantees are a lot shorter too.

I've heard this, but it doesn't seem to be true. Almost always have them fail on a cold morning during winter, except for a strange one where I parked the car, went into a store, and when I came back outside, had no electrical power whatsoever. Wouldn't even jump. New battery fixed it right up.


Edited by Anduril (01/10/17 06:47 PM)
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#4300264 - 01/12/17 08:57 AM Re: costco battery, warrantying a battery [Re: Anduril]
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Registered: 08/25/03
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Loc: DELAWARE
Originally Posted By: Anduril

I've heard this, but it doesn't seem to be true. Almost always have them fail on a cold morning during winter, except for a strange one where I parked the car, went into a store, and when I came back outside, had no electrical power whatsoever. Wouldn't even jump. New battery fixed it right up.


It is true, plenty of data and studies show otherwise regardless of your anecdotal personal experience. More batteries are replaced in July than in January.
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#4306489 - 01/18/17 07:46 PM Re: costco battery, warrantying a battery [Re: Hootbro]
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Registered: 05/06/05
Posts: 3528
Loc: SF Bay Area
Originally Posted By: Hootbro
Originally Posted By: Anduril

I've heard this, but it doesn't seem to be true. Almost always have them fail on a cold morning during winter, except for a strange one where I parked the car, went into a store, and when I came back outside, had no electrical power whatsoever. Wouldn't even jump. New battery fixed it right up.


It is true, plenty of data and studies show otherwise regardless of your anecdotal personal experience. More batteries are replaced in July than in January.


A worn battery may not work well when it's cold, but that's temporary. Cold weather doesn't cause permanent battery capacity loss. The heat does. Of course there are a lot of factors that go into battery life.

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