Battery Maintenance

How Much Does a Typical Car Battery Cost


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Many people wonder from time to time how much a car battery will cost. The parts cost of a car battery replacement depends on a few factors. These include the brand of the battery, where you buy and mostly the quality of the battery. The higher the quality, the higher the car battery cost.

DuraLast

DuraLast is the maker of some of the lowest priced batteries on the market. Average prices range from around $40 to $50 for a stock replacement battery and up to $60 to $70 for a battery with a slightly higher capacity.

Interstate

Interstate Batteries are some of the most popular replacement batteries available. Interstate has been in business since 1950, so they have a rock solid reputation among automotive enthusiasts. Prices for Interstate batteries range from around $50 on the low end up to around $90 on the high end. Interstate has one of the strongest warranties in the market.

Exide

Exide Corporation makes some very good batteries for automotive applications. These batteries are also very popular among automotive enthusiasts and mechanics looking to save customers a little money when compared to some other brands. Average prices will range from $40 to $80, with two high power universal batteries averaging $50 and $70, depending on overall output.

Optima Batteries

Optima is a relative newcomer. However, they have captured a large portion of the automotive specialty market, especially the high end car stereo niche market. This is because they are extra high output batteries made using superior materials and construction techniques. The prices for this brand reflect those higher standards, with $150 representing a very good sale price for their entry level battery, and $250 being considered a sale price for their ultra high end model.

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