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As stated in the title I need to replace the battery in my 2017 Accord EX sedan. The car has 24000 miles on it and would appreciate suggestions please.

 

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Posted by: @stich

I would like some input on what brand should I replace it with is Walmart ok to get it replaced there ? Also is the OEM battery AGM or just a standard lead acid battery.

WalMart batteries are fine, I've used them for years. There are only a few manufacturers and the retail outlets slap their label on them. You'd have to check your owner's manual, ask the dealer, or just look at the original battery to determine the type.

It would be a good idea to use a memory saver type device to retain the car's settings while swapping the battery.

 

 

Thank you for the response appreciate the info.

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Your owner's manual has all your answers, free online in pdf format if you don't have yours.

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What kind of suggestions are you looking for? Battery brand or type? Sizes that will fit? Procedure?

I would like some input on what brand should I replace it with is Walmart ok to get it replaced there ? Also is the OEM battery AGM or just a standard lead acid battery.

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Scotty answers the WalMart battery question in one of today's videos (albeit answering another user). He makes a good point about checking the date code, make sure you get a fresh one. Like Scotty, when I worked installing tires and batteries decades ago the batteries came "dry-charged" - sealed and dry. We would fill them with acid at point of sale and charge them up, so there were no worries about how long it had been sitting. Today the batteries are filled at the factory and are aging while sitting on the shelf. This applies no matter where you buy the battery.

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Another WalMart battery data point - today I needed to replace the battery in my daily driver now that we're seeing overnight temperatures below freezing.

Anyhow I went to WalMart and picked up a replacement, a fresh one with 11/22 date label. However I also noticed something I have not seen before, a "Made in Korea" label. So it's not from one of the major U.S. manufacturers, or at least not from one of their U.S. factories. Prices are up as well, $150 for a 650 CCA, Group 47 battery that a year or two ago would have sold for maybe $110 there. So we'll see how it goes. If the stupid thing lasts less than 3 years they'll have to give me another one.

I'm not a Costco member so have no experience with their batteries.

What line of everstart was it? For the price, it sounds like it must be the maxx version?

Yes, it's the Maxx version with 3-year free replacement.

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I buy car batteries from Costco; they carry Interstate brand and they stand by it if it goes bad or anything which to me is a big plus.

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I’ll second the motion to Costco. That’s my first choice, because they carry Interstate Batteries. And I’ve been using them forever. 

You can’t go wrong with OEM Honda at the dealer, they are just more expensive. Often times, they are just rebranded Interstate. 

Currently in my Accord, I have an EverStart from Walmart. Not my first choice, but so far so good. It’s been in the car for about 5 years. EverStart is manufacture by Johnson Controls. 

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