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JCPenney Lifetime battery in my 72 FJ40

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Kayaker, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. 65swb45

    65swb45 Supporting Vendor

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    When I first started wheeling in 1980 one
    Of the guys in my local club had a similar deal with Sears and their DieHard for going on 10 years at that point.

    I listened in stunned amazement about how he had NEVER had a dead battery off road. His simple plan: at 36 months he just laid a crescent wrench across the terminals.:eek: It saved all those silly discussions about having to load-test the battery
     
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    Good thread.
    At Canadian Tire about 6 years ago I bought a battery and for an extra $9 they would triple the warranty. I took the deal.
    That meant I would have a full replacement for 9 years and a further 18 years of prorated warranty.
    Last year I went in for my third replacement (winching and a bad regulator) and they didn't have the same battery anymore. My choices where a lower quality battery, or buy up to a higher grade. To get the higher grade I had to give up the original warranty. The new warranty is 5 years full replacement so I figure I am still doing OK.
     
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    It's even easier than that - some accountant figured out that some huge majority of people now either just lease a new car every three years, or trade in on a new one on a regular basis if they actually buy it. So their lifetime warranty sounds great in advertising copy, but they almost never have to cough up for it - except for neanderthals like us that pay cash for a vehicle and keep it for many years.
     
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