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Walmart Battery Services Complaint - Car Battery

Review by Victorjoel1968 on 2009-02-08
ILLINOIS -- I purchase a car battery in Wal-Mart because the battery says 3 years free replace. I have 10 months left. If I do not use my truck for 3 days the battery will not have power to crank the engine. I took it back to WalMart they tested it. They say is ok. I tell them I will put the battery in may truck to prove it.

They won't accepting the problem. They rip-off the customer and I do not recommend to buy any car batteries from Wal-Mart because not give the warranty they promise.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-02-09
Posted by steve101 on 2009-02-09:
You need to load test the battery to make sure the battery is holding a charge. This can only be done with the battery in the car.You also need to test the alternator to make sure it is putting out enough voltage to the battery. You also need to check the condition of the battery posts and wire connections and also check if any courtesy lights in the cabin,trunk, and hood are staying on when they shouldn't be.
Posted by Starlord on 2009-02-09:
Steve is giving you the straight skivvy on this. It sounds to me like you may have a dead short in your truck's electrical system. Take your negative battery cable off when you are not going to be using the truck for a couple of days. When you hook it back up, watch for any sparking. This indicates that power is draining somewhere.
Now try to start the truck. I bet you your battery will start your truck. So many people automatically blame their battery when it will not start their vehicle, and never find out that it is their vehicle, not the battery.

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