Everstart Car Battery Review and Guide

Just as Sears has DieHard, WalMart has EverStart. This brand is better known for the same benefit that WalMart is known for- buying on a budget. This brand does have the ability to start a car and truck but it is still a budget brand. In most cases, in a 5-year period, you will have to replace the battery at least once. Most EverStart car battery reviews are good, but there will be a few reviews on how a battery was not good or had to be replaced. With the price of the batteries between $40-$100, they are a bit steep for the quality but with a WalMart in virtually every city, they are a good priced battery if you need one immediately.

Brand

Best Used For

Features

EverStart Plus

  • Cars

  • Trucks

  • Vans

  • SUV’s
  • Vented Caps

  • Sealed body

  • Lead Acid

  • 2 year warranty

EverStart Maxx

  • Cars

  • Trucks

  • Vans

  • SUV’s

  • Marine vehicles
  • Integrated handle

  • Vented caps

  • Sealed body

  • 3 year warranty

  • Higher cranking and cold cranking amps

The Main Feature

One of the best parts about these batteries is the fact that they are clearly labeled with “N” or “S”. These indicate a northern battery or southern battery. Not where it was made, but where it is best used. A northern battery will need to survive brutal winters where the temperature drops to the teens or lower. In this case, a higher CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) is needed. CCA is how many amps the battery produces at 32 degrees F. In the south, the battery contends with brutal summers. This includes the heat from the engine, the ambient heat, and the moisture from water on the road from famous summer rains. These batteries will have thicker plates to avoid corrosion.

Where to Buy

Many WalMarts have a service area where you can have a battery professionally installed. If you know how, or just need a battery, you can always just go buy one from the store. In most cases, there will be a guide that will have the year, make, model, and engine. You can also buy them online as well at Walmart.com, here you can read some of the EverStart car battery reviews. They have a very convenient tool on the site in the event you do not know what battery you need. This battery does weigh between 40-50 pounds so shipping may be expensive.

Overview

As a mechanic, the Walmart brand has never really appealed to my liking. I have used them though. They started my 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with no issues at all. I do not recommend them for a professional grade battery because they just are not that good of quality to be considered ‘professional grade’. The Maxx has the power needed for larger vehicles but does not have the longevity or warranty a higher end battery will have. As a general rule with these batteries, you should check the stamped date on the battery case to get the freshest one. Most will have a sticker showing the date it was made, but they will all have a stamp. If you cannot find it then ask a store associate for help.

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