EverStart Car Battery

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EverStart batteries can be found for sale at your local Walmart. This shouldn’t be any reason to dismiss these batteries, though, as they are made by the same manufacturer that puts out high-end name-brand batteries. The Walmart-exclusive EverStart batteries are high on affordability and performance, with amp ratings that make it suited to be used in extreme climates such as freezing conditions. As is the usual with modern car batteries, EverStart batteries are maintenance-free meaning you’ll never have to add small amounts of distilled water periodically. If your battery needs are not excessively intensive, EverStart batteries are an excellent value.Rating: 4.5/5

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  • big jay big jay

Stay away from this battery pure junk. Just 20 days past warranty and the battery went dead. Walmart would not do anything about it. Matter of fact they were very rude and offered no assistance. My advise, spend the extra few bucks and buy a quality name brand battery and I'm sure they will stand behind their product.

Posted on 8/21/2013 3:22 pm | Reply
  • rickraton rickraton

Until 2010 Exide made the batteries for Walmart, they were a good value. In 2010 walmart awarded a massive lengthy contract to Johnson Bro. There was outrage in the battery community. They did not have the facilities to manufacture that many batteries. HENCE they are now made in China.The walmart batteries since 2010 are JUNK JUNK.Battery for a volvo installed in 2010 was replaced 6 months later and now the second one is bad.They refused to replace saying I had a problem because the battery show as needing a charge not a bad cell. I took the battery to Batteries plus and the voltage has fallen to 11.4 and is not longer measures 12 which changes the cycle to 24volt. At that voltage it can not produce or store enough power to crank an engine. They will give me a new battery today now that I can prove it is no good. So this is the third battery for the Volvo.Second car a Lexus. First battery 1 year, second battery 6 months same voltage issue as the Volvo. Because it would not charge and I complained when they refused to replace it they did give me another battery, which solved the problem I did not figure out what was wrong then. Now I know that battery had the same voltage problemThat makes 6 batteries for 2 cars all within the warranty period. They will try and get away with telling you they only replace it once and hand you a slip of paper to take it up with the manufacturer. They are manufactured in CHINA, Johnson's only distributes. I am not going to talk to a distributor. Walmart provides the warranty and you might have to squeeze them to get a battery. GO ahead and squeeze them and stay out of walmart in general and NEVER EVER BUY a battery from the.

Posted on 12/13/2012 6:10 am | Reply
  • kenneth.schustereit kenneth.schustereit

The lawn tractor battery I bought at WalMart in March is dead. It was made by Johnson Contols, Inc.! Piece of defective junk by design! The last everstart in that mower lasted only 3 months! Johnson Controls, Inc. got taxpayer money and filed bankruptcy and I guess they want to make it back on the backs of the average working people! WalMart only guarantees them for three months! I can recall them lasting three years! It's corporate greed! It's fraud! Everstart and Johnson Controls, Inc. suck for air!

Posted on 9/21/2012 10:16 pm | Reply
  • rickraton rickraton

See my post above and don't let them BS you

Posted on 12/13/2012 6:12 am. In reply to kenneth.schustereit | Reply
  • ld762n ld762n

Ok I got one of these batteries about 5 months ago. It wouldn't crank recently so I took it back and had it checked. Turned out it needed charging so no problem. Why I was their I was asked for a reciept which I no longer had. I asked them what if the battery had been defective. The reply was without a reciept "Sorry". It's hard enough for me to keep up with a reciept for 3 months let alone 3 years. They no longer even put the pouch on the battery to store the reciept in. No dating or anything on the battery. I was told they can track them through the serial bar code to see when it was sold. They told me that this would not even help as it could have been a replacement of another bad battery. Seems they are placing all responsibility for the warranty on the consumer side. "Prove to us that we should honor our warranty" type of deal and removing all help in doing so. So I would suggest to start a reciept file for 3 years if you expect any help. They also pro rate the life of the battery so if you paid 60 for the battery and it lasted for 2 years you only get 20 in credit for it. Never mind that the cost of the replacement battery is now 80. So 80 - 20 = your cost of 60. So your still paying almost full price. Maybe we should pro-rate the expected bad battery frustration from the original cost of the battery. 60 for the battery - 20 for the expected early failure = 40. What happened to the days of "Yes sir the battery is in warranty and it did fail. Here is your new battery." Pro rating a warranty..... geez. Seems to me that they are trending more and more toward just give us your money and get the H*ll out of my store. I remember a line from a movie "I can take a s**t in a box and put a warranty on it if it makes you feel better.".

Posted on 6/22/2012 9:32 am | Reply
  • theebawken theebawken

The thing you have to realize is that WalMart's Everstart batteries are made by Exide. In my opinion, Excide makes the worst battery on the market. They don't last at all. That said, I just took my Everstart Maxx battery that was 2 1/2 years old back to WalMart and they gave me a brand new battery....no questions asked. Can't beat that all though I would have been out of luck if it had been more than 3 years old.

Posted on 6/20/2012 4:38 pm | Reply
  • kripplecaper kripplecaper

johnson controlls makes the ever start series dude

Posted on 9/18/2012 11:07 pm. In reply to theebawken | Reply
  • TX-Techman TX-Techman

Walmart has stopped offering the manufactures prorated warranty on all automotive type batteries. What this means is that once the battery is past Free Replacement (1, 2, or 3 years) YOU pay full price. They really only last just over (1, 2, or 3 years) if that so you and I end up spending triple for the battery. Just had to replace mine that was 3 years and 1 month old, cost me $30 with a $69 credit from my old battery. My wife was informed they no longer offer warranty past the free replacment. This is something new so beware and drive accross the street.....lower price and 84 month warranty with first 2 or 3 free replacement. This is a deceptive trade, everyone offers free replacment for several years then prorate after that. They will not let me return the battery. http://getsatisfaction.com/walmart/topics/automotive_battery_buyers_beware?utm_content=reply_link&utm_medium=email&utm_source=reply_notification#reply_6782637

Posted on 10/3/2011 7:30 pm | Reply
  • SillySally SillySally

I bought a one-year Everstart battery at Walmart in 2003 for my car for only $27 and it is still working just fine in Nov 2010. I'd buy it again. This is the longest working battery that I've ever had.

Posted on 11/16/2010 3:56 am | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

Wow, the grammar and spelling in some of these comments clearly shows why Walmart customers are so vilified!

Posted on 6/30/2010 6:58 am | Reply
  • phliph57 phliph57

Using the word "vilified" (and worse yet spelling it correctly) invalidates your opinion . You're a snob. (Look that up in yer Funk'n'Wagnalls).

Posted on 8/17/2011 4:07 pm. In reply to Anonymous | Reply
  • Anonymous 6/27/2010 Anonymous 6/27/2010

My daughter call me and said my car just went dead on me, so we had to go get her . so we check to see if her battery was any good,so we took her battery to walmart and got another one, so the car wouldnt start, so I called AAA club and the guy from the tow said this battery cells are dead he had tested on his machine so means we have get here car home by AAA club and I took the battery back to walmart I dissatified with the serves about the battery. We as customers should not be inconvience if the worker don't want to do their job. they told to call everstart about the battery it's not our problem it's theirs. I told her i bought it from walmart and when you purchase something from store you are suppose to get the right service.

Posted on 6/27/2010 6:13 pm | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

i have got 6 everstart maxx deep cycle batteries....oldest one i bought in 2006 and it still works just as good as the one i bought this year. i recharge immediately after fishing and never leave sitting discharged....i think that is the key to keeping these batteries going...i have a friend that hates every battery made including the everstart...let me reveal that he is lazy and leaves his batteries for weeks sometimes months on end w/o fully recharging.

Posted on 5/3/2010 4:56 pm | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

That is correct, it depends on the battery you need for your particular make and model! Some are and some are not.

Posted on 3/23/2010 10:32 am | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

EverStart Battery is good for the first two years. It was dead after 3rd full year. Save your money, stay away.

Posted on 2/13/2010 1:20 pm | Reply
  • Donald McClure Donald McClure

I own a 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 pickup which I bought new and it has 120,000 miles on it, barely broke in in Toyota standards. I haven't replaced anything on the truck except for the starter and thermostat. I have changed the oil and maintained the truck and it is in impeckable condition. I have had to replace the EVERSTART battery 3 times in the past 3 years. I do not use the truck for nothing other than just driving to work and home, a total of 24 miles per day. My question is in trying to understand why so many batteries in such a short time have gone bad is if one of previous batteries put a strain on the alternator which in turn weakened the chargeability of the alternator causing it to not being able to charge sufficiently thereby leading to the other 2 batteries going bad prematurely. You tell me. Am I just dreaming or is my theory hold " water " ?

Posted on 1/23/2010 11:54 am | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

Everstart batteries are NOT maintenance freee.

Posted on 10/1/2009 7:29 am | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

yes they are. so there!

Posted on 10/4/2009 7:29 pm. In reply to Anonymous | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

Some are, some aren't.

Posted on 10/27/2009 6:27 am. In reply to Anonymous | Reply