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Century Ultra Hi Performance Car Battery 55D23LF $149.99 (Was $199.99) and 75D23L $179.99 (Was $239.99) @ Supercheap Auto

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Update the 25% discount is on ALL Century Automotive and 4WD batteries.

Sadly I literally just purchased this battery as my Mazda one had failed on me. Would have love to have saved the $50.. Oh wells…. here's to letting you all know in case yours is about to fail as well.

Check to see if it fits your car here: https://www.centurybatteries.com.au/resources/battery-finder

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  • +3 votes

    that's why you join the club

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      Yeah plus they give you a $10 credit so it def pays to be "in the club"

  • +4 votes

    Yes, you have to join the club. I had the same story last time, battery dead, 370 for the battery, next day 30% off. I got around 113 credit back.

    • -1 vote

      Only problem is they only give you 28 days to spend the credit.

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        i would not call that a PROBLEM, the problem is you do not even get that credit to spend in 28 days if you are not their member. plus they just extended another 30 days for me because i called them and mentioned the lockdown.

        • -2 votes

          Nice problem to have eh? Old saying - one man's problem is another's opportunity.

        • -1 vote

          It is a problem if you shop there like most people which is about once a year or less. Don't ignore the warning signs and wait for a battery to completely stop working before replacing it. Buy giftcards on sale that work at supercheapauto, and wait for a sale on the battery and buy before it completely dies.

          • -1 vote

            @Tim349850: A business giving customers a complimentary credit for a price drop is a problem, especially when it's not an industry standard practice? Not even a first world problem. Entitlement on the other hand…

            Your guess that "most people" shop at SCA at most once a year may be statistically accurate (because their customer base is limited to one major interest group), but anecdotally is nonsense nevertheless. Here's some recent SCA business data, enjoy: http://media.supercheapauto.com.au/corp/files/documents/202f...

            The credit is a reward to keep faith with regular customers - customers who are keen enough to join their club irrespective of their shopping regularity.

    • +43 votes

      I got a tesla model 3 but it doesn't fit in my mazda battery slot.. now I have a useless tesla model 3 sitting in my garage gathering dust thanks for nothing

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        Havent you got enough LSD rechargables?

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          he can now charge his phone 1039402 times even if there's a blackout

          • +1 vote

            @Jackson: I've read it can be driven too, but don't quote me on it.

  • +2 votes

    In my opinion, i always buy car battery in costco, good quality and very cheap. I got 1 for my old Honda CR-V only $95. You don't need to wait for sale.

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      what's their range like? Can't seem to find them online

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        Around $100 depending on what the car is but they are cheaper than most of the sales. All the batteries are made in USA. You can't look up online, only check in store

        • +1 vote

          Unless they've recently changed, all Costco batteries aren't made in the USA. Mine was made in the Philippines, like most Asia-Pacific Exides I suspect.

          Costco batteries are (mostly) mid-range (Endurance/Advantage) versions of the normal Exide range. They also stock some high endurance versions in the Canberra store. Ymmv.

          Some of the 'same' batteries are available at Bunnings cheaper, and both Costco and Bunnings are regularly cheaper than many retail battery outlets. My Costco doesn't install or recycle your old battery if that's an issue for you.

          From memory Costco has battery sales once or twice a year - usually ~25% off their normal price.

          • +1 vote

            @DisabledUser67242: After installing new battery in Costco carpark, i brought my old one to Costco and they took it for recycling

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      What year cr v is yours? Gauging price for a friend who needs one

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        Crv 2008 mate

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      What's the brand and how long is the warranty?

      When it comes to batteries, the length of the warranty is strongly correlated with quality.

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        The brand is Exide. I don't remember about the warranty. I fitted it by myself in the carpark of Costco Dockland Melbourne in boxing day 2017. I still remember that day because it's a boxing day in 2017. Mine is cheaper than any battery sales in Boxing day. It's still alive until today.

        • +2 votes

          Exide is a good brand, but they make 3 different ranges- standard (12 months warranty), better (24 months), best (36 months).

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            @JimB: I am in Costco now. All the Exide batteries got 30 months warranty.

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          My 2012 Skoda still has original one that came with it and still going strong. Generally, good batteries last much longer than people realize.

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          Lol, did something similar in Canberra Costco carpark with my old Jackaroo battery couple of years ago. Problem was I couldn't remember if it was left or right positive post when the mechanic asked me which version I needed. Visualised, grabbed one, wheeled it out to my car then saw I'd guessed wrong. Rinse repeat. The Costco car care mechanic was waiting. Super helpful guy who came over and ran a quick battery check after I installed it.

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    What make is your Mazda?

    • +30 votes

      Errrr…..a Mazda.

    • +1 vote

      model

  • +1 vote

    Great price, lucky I am an SCA member and got $50 credited to my account because I only bought it last Sunday :P
    My trusty 2006 mazda 2 needed a battery refresh.

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      How did you manage this? I'm a SCA member as well. Do you need to inform them or did this credit occur automatically?

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        Auto. Check your member account.

      • +1 vote

        Woke up this morning to an email saying that my SCA account was credited the difference. Didn't need to inform them at all, but am happy as I wanted to wait for a sale but the ol girl gave up on me.

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          Right. Nothing in my account unfortunately (might have to ring them a enquire). My purchase was made 15 June so perhaps that's too early to receive this credit?

          • +3 votes

            @svigliotti: "Club Plus Price Promise
            If an item you just purchased goes on-sale within two weeks we’ll automatically credit you the difference!"

            So you might just be out of that two week window :(

            • +4 votes

              @Dingus: @svigliotti if you really want the $50 back, go buy another one at the $150 then go back tomorrow with the new battery and the original $200 receipt and return it for a refund.

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                @Gracey: Yip just missed the 2 week mark. @Gracey.. I'm a touch worried about doing your suggestion as i see SCA's return policy isnt as good as, say Aldi or Bunnings and don't mention a "change of mind type" offer. Or do you think they're accepted it back no questions asked?

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                  @svigliotti: I have taken items back and returned no questions asked, although not over 2 weeks. I think you would be fine, worst case you go back again and return it with the new receipt and at least your not at a loss

              • +1 vote

                @Gracey: If you have a credit card with price protection like coles/28deg you can also submit a claim on that for the sale price and get back $50 to your card instead of having to risk the return being rejected.

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                  @Agret: All good - I ended up doing this suggestion and worked a treat! Saved myself 50 bucks! Pure OzBargaining!

  • +1 vote

    Great price. I remember I went through NRMA and they charged me $350. Emailed them for price guarantee and never heard back from them. lol.

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      They are not bad. Find them to be the cheapest on a start/stop battery.

  • -2 votes

    Good deal but $15 extra for installation

    Plus you don’t have to be a club member to get this price

    • +1 vote

      easiest thing to install

      • +1 vote

        Depends on your car, changing the battery on certain cars can be a pain in the ass.

        • +1 vote

          My friend has a Dodge Avenger, apparently you have to remove a front wheel to replace the battery.

          • +2 votes

            @caspochek: I have to remove a front wheel and the inner guard to replace a parking light bulb on my Toyota Aurion 😂

            • +2 votes

              @Gazza52: I have to remove the manifold and half the airflow system to change the spark plugs on my Tiida. Autobarn offered $250 to do that so I did it myself.

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                @z28: OMG I can't top that! I'd be interested to hear more comments from members about what they need to do to replace parts 😊

            • +1 vote

              @Gazza52: Same with my 350z you need to remove front wheel & inner guard for changing the parking/driving bulbs. The manual suggests you should take it to a dealer for this 🙄

    • +1 vote

      There are fewer things easier to do on a car than changing a battery.

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      Yes but you don’t have to worry about disposal of the old battery or having to keep an electricity supply connected while you unplug the old one and connect the new.

      I got this same battery from them for my mazda 3 a couple of years ago, same price and had them install it. Took 5 minutes. Easy! Good price even with installation charge.

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        Most councils have free battery disposal programmes.

        • +1 vote

          Aren't the places that play for old car batteries to. Like a rebate for some disposal fee you've already paid

          • +2 votes

            @Lost-Sons of dallas: I think you can take them to some scrap metal places for cash.

            • +2 votes

              @alcadive: Most scrap metal places will take them and probably pay you for them. We have collected dozens of illegally dumped batteries over the years preventing them from ending up in landfill and selling for scrap.
              A single car battery is probably only a few $ on its own but multiple batteries are generally paid by weight 0.5-0.8 $/kg. A big truck battery can be $20-30 scrap value on its own.

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        It's not problem having no electricity supply to the car. The ECU learns the shift/idle positions fairly quickly after. If anything if you change the battery over fairly quickly this is not even a problem, only if you leave disconnected for 5 mins or longer.

        My local council tip has free battery disposal. I just leave my old battery in the garage and take it up there when I have a small amount of other things to take - free engine oil disposal, or other items for their recycling centre (think op shop).

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          • +1 vote

            @Foxxster: I find mine are remembered, each headunit is different though, so make sure it's okay.

            Radio code (if that's even still a thing) should be in owners manual, and setting pre-sets usually only takes about 30 seconds. It might be a deal for some, but okay for me.

            My current Android Auto headunit (Pioneer) even remembers bluetooth settings.

            Perhaps it has it's own internal capacitor or battery to memorise these settings??

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              @placard: for Toyotas it was usually the last 3 digits of the VIN number (had to be different for every car after all). Imagine someone stealing a factory stereo today

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            @Foxxster: Most modern head units will recall all settings.

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          get a little 9v battery from jaycar with the clip and wires attach wires to battery leads remove and replace battery, 9v is enough to keep codes etc. fortunately my fg falcon keeps the codes without power

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        I'm fairly sure Battery World take them for nothing.

        • +2 votes

          You'd want them to for the prices they charge!!

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          They will take as they still contain various metals of value.

          Last time I scrapped batteries (I had 5), 2 large, 2 medium and 1 small, I ended up getting 55 from a scrapper.

      • +1 vote

        Supercheap will take your old battery either way, there's $ in the recycling.

        I use my jump starter pack to retain power during the battery swap.

        If getting it done by them is the easiest thing for you, $15 isn't completely unreasonable but this is OzBargain so you're gonna get resistance.

  • +2 votes

    Car battery died this morning…. going to Supercheap at lunch.

    • +8 votes

      Do they sell food? Or are you having battery for lunch?

    • +3 votes

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      walking?
      .

      • +4 votes

        Nah borrowing my sisters car.

  •  

    I have a battery question for any battery heads out there. On my previous battery I could get the battery charger clamps on to the posts without taking the battery terminal clamps off the battery. On this new battery there is no room. Will a battery charger charge if you clamp it to the battery terminal clamp still clamped to the post?

    • +2 votes

      yes. As long as it's making contact with some area of metal it'll work. The negative doesn't even have to be on negative terminal of battery, but any other non-painted metal area - ie engine hook.

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        Thanks

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      another question i have for the battery heads: sca website indicates that the battery size for my car is CCA:500,RC:90,AH:55 so the unit in this deal doesn't fit unfortunately as it is bigger/higher capacity. Can my car still use it? (as long as the battery dimension still fits)

      • +1 vote

        A few things:

        Battery may fit into the space, but the clamp may not hold it down. Usually you have to stick with the battery type to fit properly. Aren't all Century batteries discounted?

        Secondly, with batteries the type of battery - make sure the postivie and negative terminal will be in the correct position - some batteries this is swapped around. Also the post size (where the terminals clamp onto) -some are thick, thin, etc.

        In general all batteries are 12v so same voltage, but vary due to CCA, RC, AH. In general the higher CCA the more 'power' the battery has. A bigger engine will need higher CCA to turn over, so whilst higher is better, for example a small 4 cyl at the end of the day only needs so much CCA anyway.

        • +2 votes

          Yep. Physical size and left or right hand positive battery post are important to know. Just look under your bonnet.

      • +1 vote

        Yes.
        Side effect is you'll have a longer battery life which is not bad.

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    century vs supercharge batteries? any preference ?

    • +4 votes

      Century are okay in my experience, but I must admit I am a huge fan of SuperCharge Gold as well. They have served me well over the years, have good CCA rating too, and good warranty.

      With any battery though, the key is never let it get low. If you don't do long enough trips, a decent smart battery charger used once a month just to keep it topped back up full will add a lot of life to the battery.

      ie C-Tek 5.0

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        My car like SuperCharge, I buy SuperCharge, I like SuperCharge.

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    guys, usually what is the life of brand new car batteries? and is it a good idea to buy these batteries and store it for say 6-8 months? and get it installed in your nxt service..Thnks

    • +1 vote

      Of course it's not a good idea. That's 6-8 months warranty down the drain.

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      Battery life can wildly vary depending on frequency of drives, duration of said drives, load on battery, heat, cold etc..

      Considering the most basic batteries have 36 month warranty, I'd say that would be bare minimum, 5 years seems to be the norm for higher spec batteries.

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        This one only has 30 month warranty, so it's actually not very good?

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          well its the most basic model, the 75D23L is the one to go for

        • +2 votes

          I wouldn't worry too much about battery warranty, I've never used it.

          The main thing as said above, is short drives kills batteries as they don't have the time to re-charge fully. Batteries don't like to be left at half charge. This is what gives them premature life. Lots of short trips means less charging time by the alternator and lots of engine cranking.

          If you don't do long drives at least weekly, then invest in a decent battery charge - such as C-tek MXS 5.0 - around $90 on special and use monthly. If you don't drive much at all, leave the charger on permanently between drives as it just maintains full charge. This will mean your battery will last much much longer than otherwise would.

          Much better than even turning a car on for 10 minutes to charge a battery that some people write that they do when they don't drive much - if anything that makes it worse - the power to crank the engine over cannot be recharged in 10 minutes.

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            @placard: I've had 3 century MF fail within warranty in the last 3 years and 2 vehicles.1 vehicle had a new alternator and Century found the vehicle fine when they wanted to refuse the warranty a second time. Won't buy one again

            Edit - they also sit on maintenance chargers - no discharge at all and failed

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      Depends on the car and how the battery is maintained.

      As someone has already said, continuous small drives don't help. It should be noted that an alternator won't properly CHARGE a battery so don't rely on longer drives to properly maintain a battery.

      Again, as someone has already said, you want to put it on a good quality charger once a month. Batteries don't like sitting with low voltage for long periods of time.

      When it comes to the car, modern stuff is far harder on a battery than older stuff. My Golf R will routinely kill a battery in about 3yrs despite how diligent I am with charging it. The car is also far more sensitive to a drop in voltage. As soon as it's below a prescribed amount, the car won't start. You just get a flurry of relays opening and closing and the starter motor won't even spin.

      My MY00 WRX on the other hand will still crank and start with a lower voltage. In general though, it's far less complex electrically. I fitted a 75D23L to it a few weeks back which has made a world of difference. Much bigger battery than it was sold with.

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        I find my family Golf 6 actually has the longest battery life despite sitting in the hot engine bay. 8 years no problem.

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      SC or Repco have frequent 25-30% off store wide or battery sales so just wait a while till closer to you need it assuming your current battery is not showing signs of imminent failure