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Battery for 2002 F150 4.6 V8?

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Battery for 2002 F150 4.6 V8?

Recent cold snap shows my battery is getting weak. I'm in a rural location without a lot of choice. I don't mind spending a bit more for a better product. Locally I have a choice of CT Motomaster for $178 https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/moto ... ml?loc=plp
Napa Powerstart for $191.50 https://www.napacanada.com/en/p/RNB6502 ... sionRank=1
or Costco delivery of an Energizer AGM for $280 https://tires.costco.ca/Batteries/Produ ... lang=en-ca
Any thoughts/experience?

TIA!
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Costco for the win no doubt. AGM and Costco warranty.
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fordmaple wrote: Costco for the win no doubt. AGM and Costco warranty.
My initial thoughts, too.
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also check walmart if nearby. as you may know most batteries are built by 3 manufacturers... with different labels for the store. the walmart everstarts are good, i used them in my boat and vehicles.
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esoxhntr wrote: also check walmart if nearby. as you may know most batteries are built by 3 manufacturers... with different labels for the store. the walmart everstarts are good, i used them in my boat and vehicles.
Thanks, unfortunately the nearest Walmart is 120 kms away and I doubt I'll be there any time soon. My last battery for my Venza was an Everstart and came from there.
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Canadian Tire, Walmart, NAPA all get batteries from East Penn Canada. If the CCA is the same across them, they are the SAME battery with different warranty. To look at your options of what East Penn makes, have a look at this link: http://dekacatalog.com/

Costco batteries are from Clarios (formally called Johnson Controls).

My suggestion: If you can get a battery from Costco if it is the same/better price, that would be my suggestion based on their no hassle warranty. I would not pay extra for AGM as it is not worth the $100 premium.

Make sure you get a fresh battery with a Dec 22 or L22 marking.

Another option are tire/repair shops in your area. Just see what they have and if the battery case design looks the same except for the sticker, chances are its the same battery.

There is also Canadian Energy who gets battery from Clarios which is where Costco get's theirs: https://www.cdnrg.com/
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I would default to Costco, but Napa would be my second choice. Between the two, aim for maintenance free and which one has the highest cca.
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Hi,

I would go with a non-agm battery from Costco. Is there room under the hood to fit a larger size/higher CCA battery in the tray? If I had to choose between batteries with the same CCA ratings, it'll be the months of free replacement vs. price. Buy the best value battery.
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Ended up getting the CT version of the East Penn battery, since the one that came out was a 9 year old version of the same, except purchased from Walmart.

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