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#255786 29-Aug-2019 17:57
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Hi, I have searched here and found some relevant recommendations about buying car/truck batteries. However the posts were reasonably old and I'd appreciate any recent feed back or advice on buying a new car battery. I used to go out and just buy the first battery I came across. This has served me OK in the past however this time will be a bigger investment for me as I need a pair of 730cca 12 volt batteries (to run in series in my aging land cruiser). So I am looking at 2x$299 so I want do my best to prevent a bad buy. They do have a 30 month warranty so I am feeling reasonably comfortable with them, but unfortunately I have no experience with the brand. I hope to check a theory they are rebranded century (apparently this could be true if they are marked as being made in Australia). This would be curious as the century batteries sold in nz seem to be 24 month warranty max (marketing I guess). If

Does anyone have any older repco batteries still going OK? And if so how long have you had them for?

Any feedback appreciated.

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  #2307983 29-Aug-2019 18:24
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no but the AA brand is very good

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  #2307997 29-Aug-2019 18:37
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I haven't put one in a 4x4 but I've put a few repco batteries in sedans over the years and they've been good as gold


repco trade your old batteries in as well giving you a small discount


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  #2308004 29-Aug-2019 18:46
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Supercharge, Marshall, Exide, all good brands

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  #2308201 30-Aug-2019 07:27
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Bosch batteries through Autostop are doing fairly good pricing at the moment.

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  #2308219 30-Aug-2019 08:10
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Never had an issue with the AA ones or Exide.  Just got a new car that came with a "Supercharge" battery which I see also has a 40 month warranty and seems to be doing OK (Sorry to hijack but also curious if anyone has experience with them? - EDIT: Ah I see @Jase2985 has :D) 

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  #2308258 30-Aug-2019 09:33
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You are correct, the Repco ones are supplied by Century-Yuasa (unless they have changed supplier since I last worked there 3 years ago). I have bought a few of them, as well as recommended them to friends and family, and never had an issue. And Repco's warranty is pretty good if you do have issues.


One thing I have found about Repco is that for the most part, they choose quality suppliers for their in-house brand: Century-Yuasa for batteries, Penrite for oil, not sure who supplies tools, but they are solid.


But most batteries from a big brand are pretty good these days, as long as you don't get the cheapest, nastiest stuff on offer.

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  #2308288 30-Aug-2019 10:09
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I have used AA batteries in my Land Rover vehicles and my mower.


All have been very good.

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