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    Exide battery - have they improved lately?

    I've always had Johnson Controls batteries - very good luck with them. I grabbed a Walmart one today (for my truck, actually) and after I got it home saw the manufacturer code was EP (Exide), the old battery was JC.
    Should I take it back? Has Exide improved recently? Thanks.



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    I think you're thinking about EverStart. Exide, while sold at Walmart isn't a Walmart brand.

    I've used Exide brand over the years and have had pretty good luck with them.
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    oops....it's not Exide after all

    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    I think you're thinking about EverStart. Exide, while sold at Walmart isn't a Walmart brand.

    I've used Exide brand over the years and have had pretty good luck with them.
    My mistake, but I did mean Exide. They used to make some Everstart batteries, as did Johnson Controls. Exide stopped supplying Walmart Everstart about five years ago, from what I've read.

    The one I just bought is coded EP, which I found out means East Penn (Deka). I usually buy Johnson Controls batteries (they make lots of different brands). Code on those Everstart batteries is JC.
    But I've read the East Penn batteries are good, they also make the current NAPA batteries.
    Thanks.

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    Yeah, its interesting how a lot of different brands are made by the same manufacturer. Hard to keep up too!


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