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EverStart Maxx-24S (South) car battery

 
Approximate retail price:
$80
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts. It comes with a 36 month free replacment warranty.
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Type: Group 24 & 24F car batteries
About - EverStart Maxx-24S (South)

The EverStart Maxx-24S (South) is part of the car battery test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, car battery models like the Maxx-24S (South) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Life:
Life test measures how a battery endures repeated charge-and-discharge cycles at hot-climate engine-compartment temperatures. The more cycles endured while maintaining a higher voltage, the higher the score.

Reserve capacity:
Reserve capacity estimates how long batteries can run a car if the charging system fails.

CCA:
CCA performance reflects voltage at our load of half the average claimed CCA for each group size after cranking for 15 seconds at 0º F. We charged batteries at the 14.5 volts that vehicles typically supply, rather than the higher voltage that manufacturers use. Batteries charged at the lower voltage met BCI voltage standards for a fully charged battery.
About This Brand

Available at Walmart stores.

Features & Specs - EverStart Maxx-24S (South)
info Handle Yes
info Has removable caps Yes
info Claimed CCA 700
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5.0
57 moonths
8/1/2015
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Comment:
Lately lower Alabama has been having very hot weather with heat indexes over 100F. I bought this battery in October 2010 with excellent service. Two months ago, I left my lights on and drained it. Charged it back up and has been working fine. Just now it started dragging and there are signs of gassing. I'm getting another one just like it. If it makes a difference, its in a 2001 Frontier Kingcab with the AC running full bore.<br />Recommend highly.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Lasted 8 years, 7 months
4/17/2015
Pros
Extremely Long Life
No Failures Until Now
Cons
Failed Abruptly
Best Uses
Installed In 2001 Tacoma
Comment:
I bought this truck from my wife's aunt a couple years ago - battery came with it. I haven't had any problems with it until today - there was no sign it was even weakening. After my truck failed to start, I checked the purchase date on the battery - 09 of 2006. That's a really good lifespan along the Gulf Coast. Based on no problems until now, I'm going to replace it with another one.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Review at 36 months old
12/30/2013
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Comment:
I have had this battery for 36 months now without a failure. Usually I change them out at 36 months, but this battery is still going strong so I'll go another 6 months or until it fails. Consumer Reports shows this battery to be the best in the 24F size group.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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