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Old 12-21-2017, 06:34 AM
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Default $525 for new battery at dealership

Based in NJ, I noticed while starting my car that the battery might be getting old. With my car being about 7.5 years old, I now that I replaced the battery 3-4 year ago which I will verify when I look through my files

I called the dealership to see what the rate is for the new battery installed and was told $525. From memory, I thought I had paid in the $250 range last time.

Anybody replace their battery lately?
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:25 AM
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Thats just robbery. get yourself an agm battery from bosch or interstate for 180 and drop it in yourself.

Then tell your dealer to go bleep themselves
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:44 AM
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The Bosch H7 AGM https://www.pepboys.com/product/details/838845/00354 is on sale ay PepBoys for $165. Installation is straightforward (lots of instructions here on Rennlist) or have an indy install.
N.B. with a little extra effort (instructions also here on Rennlist) you can use the slightly larger H8 size. https://www.pepboys.com/product/details/838838/00354
I installed the H8 about 3 years ago, no issues and the terminals are in the proper location and the drain tube connects perfectly.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:03 AM
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I replaced my original battery with an Interstate. Picked it up from Firestone and installed it myself. Saved $200 from what the dealer wanted to install one.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:24 AM
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Many options. Some offer AGM versions.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:54 AM
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Anybody that would pay a dealer over $500 to swap a battery needs to have their head examined. It's a battery! It's in the front, right under a plastic cover that pops off. It's a 10 minute job on a bad day. Do as LexVan says, go to one of those places and spend $150 or so, grab a simple tool set for another $10 if you don't have one, and pull the old and insert the new.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:59 AM
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Just replaced my original battery with AGM Duracell Sams club $144.00 10 minute job as posted above.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:05 AM
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My Indy sold me a battery for $175 and installed it for free as a courtesy. What dealer is this? Iĺd like to know for future reference so I can avoid them like the Plague.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:18 AM
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Bosch from pep boys, great deal!
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:14 PM
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Did you call the police and inform them of this attempted robbery?

When I needed a battery I got one from Walmart that was a direct fit for around $160 and installed it myself.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:20 PM
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It is what it is. It's a Porsche dealer, so it will be expensive.

Frankly, I wouldn't even waste the time calling the dealership to ask what it costs to replace the battery--not for a Porsche, not for a Kia. It's going to be marked up terribly and the labor rate will be stupid-high.

It's one of the easiest jobs you can do on your car. My 15 year old could do it.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:07 PM
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make sure your battery is the correct size so it fits into the tray. i bought a battery that was too short so it would slide around in the tray.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:48 PM
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I bought mine at Costco for my 911 997.2. three years ago, I believe its a Kirkland H7, vent pipe included.

Would not hesitate in buying another for any of my personal or corporate vehicles.
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:42 PM
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Thinking you might want to invest in a battery tender also:

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Old 12-21-2017, 02:58 PM
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Porsche will also not warranty their batteries if the car is driven less than 12,000 miles per year.
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