Clueless about car battery purchase!
December 7, 2010 1:28 PM Subscribe
How cheap is too cheap for a new car battery: 98 Toyota Corolla edition.
posted by mandymanwasregistered to travel & transportation (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My car battery has died (after a long giving life) and now I need to replace it and have no clue as to how much I should spend. At this point I am not interested in putting a lot of money into the car (I rarely drive it, have plans to sell it soonish), but I don't want to spend $50 on a cheap battery if it's going to be unreliable. I checked out battery prices on the Sears website and they seem to range from $50-$200. FWIW, the car is in Los Angeles so cold weather start up isn't a huge issue. What does the hive mind think?