Where to buy cheap car battery
Car batteries can be expensive. At some car dealerships, a car battery can cost up to $300 with the price to change the battery in some cases getting close to $500. That's ridiculously expensive.
If you are willing to change the car battery yourself you can save a lot of money. Here are some of the best places where you can buy cheap car batteries. In this article, we will share our Top 5 Favorite websites and even local auto part stores near you that can help car owners save money on a new car battery.
1. Amazon Automotive Batteries
Visit: Amazon Automotive Batteries
Not many people think on Amazon when buying car batteries. Amazon is a great place to buy car batteries online. You can find a new replacement battery for any make and model. You are able to read reviews on any battery if you have time to kill. If you need the battery fast, you can't beat Amazon's one-day shipping.
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2. eBay Motors
Visit eBay: Automotive Batteries
If you are looking for the cheapest car battery, eBay is another choice. Here you can find the best prices on car batteries by premium brands such as Bosch, Optima or DieHard. If you are looking for the absolute cheapest car batteries, you will find those here as well. You will need to go to the car batteries section, see link above. If you know the battery group, filter results by that. If you don't, just enter your car make and model and you will see batteries that are an exact fit for your car. If you need the battery to get to you fast, look for the Fast 'n Free items.Back to top
3. Walmart Automotive
You can buy Walmart car batteries online or at your local store. We have it on this list because Walmart has very low prices when it comes to car batteries in comparison to other auto parts stores. If you compare car battery prices of local auto parts stores, Walmart beats them. We compared Advance Auto Parts and Autozone to Walmart batteries. Walmart car battery prices were 10%-25% cheaper than Autozone, PepBoys, Advance Auto Parts (except online purchases) and Salvo Auto Parts.
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Batteries Plus has a wide selection of car batteries. You can buy the batteries online and get it shipped to your home. You are also able to buy online and pick up in store if you need to get the battery the same day. Doesn't matter if you looking for a replacement for a classic car or for a modern luxury vehicle, you will save money compared to the alternative, which is buying from your dealer. Batteries Plus partners up with local stores that you may not even know have batteries for sale. Enter the zip code on their home page to find cheap car battery stores near you. Another advantage of BatteriesPlus is that if you choose store pickup they will install it for free.
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5. Advance Auto Parts
When your car battery dies, you need a new one right now. Advance Auto Parts is awesome because it allows you to buy online and pick up in-store. This is great because you can get a car battery the same day. When you buy the battery buy the battery online you can apply discount coupons of at least 20%, 30% or even 40% at times. Rember that you need to buy the battery online but choose store pick up at check out.
Note: You can't use discount coupons if you show up at the store and try to buy the battery there. You need to complete the purchase online first.
How to buy cheap car batteries online, pick up at the store.
Step 1: Go to Advance Auto Parts > Car Batteries
Step 2: Enter your car information. Make, Model, Year
Step 3: Pick the car battery that fits your car.
Step 4: Look at the top of the page for a coupon or discount. Copy the coupon code and apply it at checkout.
Step 5: Select the store that is closest to you. Don't select ship to home. Once you pay for the battery online, make sure you write down your order number that you will get at the end of checkout. Next, head over to the Advance Auto Parts store to pick up your battery. They usually have the battery ready for you in 15 minutes.
*Make sure to take back the old car battery or you will be charged a $20 core charge. If you don't know how to change the battery, get your car jump started.
*Drive over to Advance Auto Parts and they will install the new battery for free.
* There is also Autozone but we don't have it on this list because their online discount coupons aren't as good as the Advance Auto Parts coupons. If you don't have a local Advance Auto Parts store, the same method described here works with AutoZone as well.
6. Choosing the right car battery
While we all want to save money, don't be tempted to buy the lowest grade of any battery brand. If you are buying your battery online, you are already saving money. Rember that all battery brands including AutoCraft, Bosch, DieHard, Duralast, EverStart or Interstate batteries, normally have three battery qualities (grades): Economy, Silver, and Gold. Avoid buying the economy battery at all possible cost. These batteries tend to not last very long and they have the shortest warranty period. Economy batteries often fail within one year. In our opinion, the brand name itself doesn't matter as much as the quality of the battery. Some of the best and worst car batteries are made by the same manufacturer. Yes, you can find cheap car batteries online, but we strongly recommend that you avoid economy batteries.
When buying a replacement car battery there are a couple of parameters you need to make sure the new battery matches. Besides the fact that you need a 12-volt car battery make sure the new battery meets these specifications as well.
- The group size ensures that the new battery is an exact fit. You can look up the group size on the old battery. It is printed on the label. Alternatively, in any of the websites above you can enter your car specs and they will show you batteries that feet your car.
Cold Cranking Amp
- The battery's ability to start your engine in cold temperatures. The amperes a battery can deliver for 30 seconds at 32 degrees F.
- It’s a measurement of the number of minutes of reserve power the battery has at a specific load. The reserve capacity is a very important factor especially for high-end luxury vehicles that are power hungry.
We hope that this article helped you find cheap car batteries. Do you know of an online site or a local store that has cheap car batteries? Use the comment section below to share your thoughts and help other members.Back to top