It is good to be aware of the prices of products you wish to buy before setting out. This will enable you to be well prepared at the point of purchase.
It will also save you from overspending your money due to unnecessary purchases of items or the situation of under-preparedness where you do not have enough to pay for the items or services rendered to you.
Do you want to replace your old battery with a new one? Or you just want to buy a new battery for your car for any other reason. Whatever your reasons are, this is the best guide for you.
This article will answer the question “how much is a car battery at Walmart?”, and also give you more insight on what you need to know about purchasing batteries at Walmart and other related things you should know.
How much is a car battery at Walmart?
There are different car battery types at Walmart. Stating a particular price may lead to misinformation or inadequate information.
The cost of a battery at Walmart depends on the brand type you wish to purchase and the type of battery you are buying as well.
Major battery types are lead-acid batteries, lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries, deep-cycle batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries, voltage-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries, and many more to mention a few.
A car battery at Walmart can be as low as $58.74 and as high as $799.99. The price may be lower or higher than the stated price. The prices all boil down to the brand and type of battery you are buying.
Also, the battery price does not include the Core battery charge. The core battery charge has varying prices and depends on the state you are making your repairs.
Fortunately, you can avoid the core battery charge. Just come along with your old battery to the Walmart auto care center in exchange at the time of purchase.
However, if you do not have your old battery with you at the time of purchase, you can still get a refund. Simply go to the Walmart auto care center where you purchased your car battery along with your receipt, and you get refunded the Core battery charge. It is as simple as that!
Does Walmart install batteries for free?
It depends on the situation. Walmart tests your battery for free but may either install your car battery for you free of charge or charge you.
Whether you are charged for the installation service or not depends on how you get your car battery. If you purchased your car battery in the Walmart store, battery installation is free of charge.
However, if you did not purchase your car battery at any Walmart store, you will be charged $10 for battery installation at the Walmart auto care center where you want to install your battery.
It is advisable to buy your car battery at Walmart. You get all the services your car and battery need in one place—the Walmart auto care center, and you also get the chance to save an extra $10.
Note: Regardless of where you got your battery, you still have to pay the Core battery charge if you are installing your battery at Walmart auto care center. Unless you bring along an old car battery of yours in exchange.
Types of car batteries sold at Walmart
There are different categories of types of car batteries sold at Walmart.
They could be categorized based on their group sizes, types, or brands that sell them.
Based on group sizes, the batteries can be in any of the following sizes; 24, 24F, 26, 34, 35, H6 (48), H8 (49), 65, 78, and other sizes. The group sizes of your battery are normally based on your car’s make model and engine type.
The car battery above has a group size of 26.
Based on brands, the following battery brands can be found at Walmart. EverStart, Renogy, Optima, Ampere Time, Power Queen, Odyssey, and many more brands.
What is the warranty on car batteries bought at Walmart?
All Walmart batteries have warranties on them. It is pertinent to note that the batteries may have a different warranty on them.
Most car batteries have a 1-year warranty on them, while some have a 2-year or 3-year warranty on them. Few car batteries offer a 4-year replacement warranty and brands like re Time offer a 5-year warranty on their car batteries.
Even car batteries from the same brand have a different warranty on them. EverStart brand, for example, the EverStart customer’s Acid battery has a 1-year replacement warranty, the EverStart Plus Lead Acid battery has a 2-year replacement warranty, the EverStart Maxx Lead Acid battery has a 3-year replacement warranty, and the EverStart Platinum Lead Acid battery has a 4-year replacement warranty.
- If the car battery bought is an Ampere Time product, from the date of purchase and within 5 years can not work normally, it is eligible for a refund.
- If the car battery bought is an Ampere Time product, from the date of purchase and within 5 years fails to work normally, if it is detected that there is a quality problem, you will be sent a new product for free.
- If a serious quality problem occurs in the product due to a customer’s mistake, it is not covered by the warranty.
Walmart battery finder
Fixing the wrong battery in your car might have a drawback. It could cause your alternator to overheat, shorten the lifespan of the battery, and have many other complications.
However, Walmart in partnership with EverStart created a platform for you to pick the best battery for your car.
Steps to know the best battery to buy at Walmart for your car
- Visit the Walmart battery finder.
- Click on Automotive
- You are instructed to select your car manufacturer.
- Click on the bar (Make – Please Select) to display different car brands.
- Scroll down to pick your car brand. In this case, I chose the Chevrolet brand.
- Another drop-down box shows immediately you pick your car brand.
- You are urged to pick the year of your car model. Click on the Year – Please Select bar to select.
- I chose 2020 in this case.
- Immediately after you choose a year, you are instructed to pick your car model.
- Click on the Model – Please Select bar to choose from the models your manufacturer produces.
- I chose the Colorado brand.
- Immediately after you click on your car brand, another option displays. It instructs you to choose your car engine.
- Click on the Engine – Please Select bar.
- Pick the engine in your car.
- Voila! After selecting your car engine, the best battery fit for your car is shown.
Can you return the battery bought at Walmart?
Yes, you can return any battery you buy from Walmart.
For you to return any battery to Walmart, it has to be within the 90 days window period set by Walmart. You may also get a refund or replacement of the car battery depending on what you request.
Where are car batteries at Walmart?
Walmart stock batteries in the auto care center department of your local store.
Click to read where batteries are stocked in Walmart.
The answer to how much a car battery costs at Walmart is not definite. A car battery can cost as low as $58.74 and higher than $799.99.
The cost depends on the brand you want to buy, and the type of car battery you want.
If you buy your car battery at Walmart, it will be installed for you free of charge. However, if you buy it elsewhere, you will be charged a fee for battery installation.
Also, you are to pay for a core battery charge. But, if you bring along your old battery, you will not be charged any fee.