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Join Date: Nov 2003
Batterys i sell Delco and Motorcraft in the shop and i have started to use Napa Batterys again since they dumped Excide, there now Deka.
I have Optimas but there a hard sell mostly for race cars, restos, or offroad use.
Personally i run Wonch in my trucks for plowing a company most may not of heard of. Jonhson Controls just took back the Sears contract three years ago after Sears lost a ton in rep and sales because of Excide.
A DT series battery should be used in anything for plowing DT duel Terminal makes all the extra hook ups clean and tight.
On the Optima's from the inside the company is very difficult to deal with for my warr's i take care of my cust's but have been bent over more than once on warr.
For those that dont understand prorate which most dont since somedays i would just has soon blow my brains out has to listen to people whine heres how it goes.
Delco and Motorcraft and some others have a 24 month non prorata meaning if the battery craps out during the first 2 yrs its a direct replacement, however any battery once it hits 25 months is prorated from the date of purchase at a rate of 2 dollars a month for every month its been in service and yes the first 24 count. So all the cust that insist on buying Autozones and Wally world Exides because they can get them for 55 bucks dont understand that at 24 months when THEY do crap out just lost 48 bucks on the prorata so they get a whopping 7 bucks off there next piece of junk.
Wonch has a 36 month free replace for fleet use, most of ,u 75 series threw group 120's are wonch they cost around 125 bucks my cost per unit but are built like a brick crap house and probley will out live a Opty.
Napa would like to force there batterys down my throat because of the Autocare center but until they prove to me they have purged there intire stock of Legend /Excides i wont use them.
Sears when they switched back was suppose to have distroyed there warehouse stock of Exides i dont belive any company would trash that many and the coding ingraved on the case with its juilan date proves they used up there Excides.
There is really very few battery companys left if you havent picked up on it yet Excide Battery company has left more people stranded than any other and cost me many nights out late jump starting people. Excide does all the private label batterys for most chains. Then theres Johnson Controls= "Interstate and Sears"- Motorcraft, Delco, wonch, Deka, Optima.