Name : Derek
Age : 47
Location : Reading, MA
Joined : 2007-01-31
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Merit : 109
|Subject: Re: FAQ: Good Battery Replacement? Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:44 am|| |
Years ago AC Delco/Delphi was the only option. Now aftermarket has batteries with the correct vent openings and sometimes even the vent tube (which is often broken). Due to the weather-safe location under the back seat, and the high CCA requirement, the "correct" battery will last a long time pretty much no matter what the brand name is on it.
The 'green dot' doesn't mean it's going to pass a load test
I bought a battery for an '04 Buick LeSabre that came with the vent tube assembly attached from Advanced Auto Parts. I can't remember the name of the brand they carry off the top of my head, but it was several years ago and it's still working properly...
Name : Rick
Location : Lancaster, MA
Joined : 2008-09-13
Post Count : 6227
Merit : 112
|Subject: Re: FAQ: Good Battery Replacement? Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:55 pm|| |
I went to Advance Auto Parts and got one for the Riv. Exact fit. No problems with vent tubes or install.
The old one just wouldn't take a charge anymore and would drop to 6 volts under a load.
Managed to find a $40.00 off code for Advanced, so saved some bucks and I'm back on the road with the Riv after about 5 months.