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AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA

Part No. 51R-2 Warranty Details  

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Autocraft Gold batteries are engineered for maximum starting power in any climate. Autocraft Gold batteries are designed to meet or exceed the manufacturers power (CCA) requirements for your vehicle, ensuring you get the power you need for a quick start every time.Take advantage of our FREE battery testing and installation*. PLUS let us recycle your old battery for FREE.Don’t want to bother with installing your Autocraft Gold battery? Stop by your nearest Advance Auto Parts store. We offer free battery and electrical system testing, car battery recycling of old battery, PLUS Free installation with purchase.Advance Auto Parts offers helpful advice about a variety of products, including car batteries. Be sure to check out the following: Order your long-lasting AutoCraft battery online now from Advance Auto Parts.Order your Autocraft car battery replacement today. Enjoy reliable starting power with no maintenance every season.

Product Features:
  • Engineered with PowerFrame positive grid technology which virtually eliminates premature failure and resists corrosion up to 66% more effectively than other grid designs.
  • PowerFrame provides superior starting performance over the life of the battery with up to 70% better electrical flow than other grid technologies.
  • PowerFrame manufacturing process uses 20% less energy and releases 20% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other manufacturing methods.
  • Built to meet or exceed vehicle starting power requirements
  • Maintenance free for maximum convenience
  • 3 year free replacement warranty
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Battery Type:Lead Acid
BCI Group Size:51R
Cold Cranking Amps:500 amps
Cranking Amps:625 amps
Deep Cycle/Starting:Starting
Height:8 11/16 in
Length:9 5/16 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Reserve Capacity:85 min
Terminal Type:Top Terminal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:28 lbs
Width:5 in

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AutoCraft GoldBattery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA
 
4.5

(based on 531 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (341)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (145)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (348)
  • Good power output (248)
  • Safe to handle (174)
  • Long lasting (131)
  • Free installation (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (26)
  • Lacks power (5)
  • Difficult to install (3)
  • Loses charge (3)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (440)
  • Upgrade (89)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (57), Auto enthusiast (17), Mechanic (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (252), Auto enthusiast (134), Mechanic (37), Truck enthusiast (23), Competitive driver (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

10 years finally replaced

The battery (Autocraft Silver) this battery replaced lasted for 10 years. Even at this point it would still crank the car but if it didnt start immediately it was jumper cable time. Very...Read complete review

The battery (Autocraft Silver) this battery replaced lasted for 10 years. Even at this point it would still crank the car but if it didnt start immediately it was jumper cable time. Very dependable that one was. Ill be happy if this one is 75% as good as the last. Why did I go to Gold instead of staying with the silver? Seems the silver in this model is no longer available? Oh well time will tell!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

WHY?

HAD THIS IN A CRV FOR 2 1/2 YEARS AND NEEDED TO REPLACE IT, ADVANCE TOOK CARE OF THE WARRANTY WITH NO PROBLEM.
HOPE THIS WAS A ONE TIME THING WITH THE...Read complete review

HAD THIS IN A CRV FOR 2 1/2 YEARS AND NEEDED TO REPLACE IT, ADVANCE TOOK CARE OF THE WARRANTY WITH NO PROBLEM.
HOPE THIS WAS A ONE TIME THING WITH THE BATTERY GOING BAD AFTER SUCH A SHORT TIME

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5.0

Needed a New Battery

By 

from South Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA:

I needed a new battery. Looked online and found the Advance Auto 51R AutoCraft Gold. Perfect fit, best price, and free installation. Happy with my choice.

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  • No

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4.0

Does not fit Nissan Versa 2009!!!

By 

from Rochester NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Light
  • Small

Cons

  • Doesn't Fit My Vehicle
  • No Bottom Edges For Clamp

Best Uses

    Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA:

    Yo the battery probably pretty good based on what I see from other reviews, however it does not fit my car (Nissan Versa)!!! There are no lips on the bottom to clamp on so there is no way to secure the battery. I wish I could have bought in store instead of online and not have to waste my time driving back and forth and hooking up/unhooking my battery more than once. C'mon Advanced auto parts pretty amateur of you to claim "exact fit" when it isn't.

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    5.0

    Good quality battery at a great price.

    By 

    from Gastonia, NC

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA:

    After researching prices on many different batteries and websites, I decided on this one because of the good reputation. I was lucky enough to get this during a sale and got a fantastic price on it.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Good cost and better service

    By 

    from Denver

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA:

    Josh from the colfax location was incredibly helpful. Quickly texted my battery and installed another.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great battery with 3 year full replacement warranty

    By 

    from Willis, Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Warranty
    • Perfect Fit

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA:

        Go ahead and spend the few extra dollars and get this battery with the 3 year full replacement warranty. Look online for discount codes and you could get 20 to 30% off like I did.
        Don't forget to purchase anti-corrosive battery washers.

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        4.0

        Good Battery Good Price

        By 

        from Murfreesboro, TN

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA:

        I had a Autocraft Gold in my wife's Honda CRV from 2011 and just replaced it with another. The Battery had been showing signs of weakness for a few months on and off. I was installing an accessory in the vehicle with the interior lights on for no more than a few minutes and the car failed to start. Jumped it off and the battery continued to function properly for many more months. Same thing happened again after listening to one song on the cd player with the car off, jumped it off and the battery continued to perform for a few months. Then the other day it just quit. I've had good performance with Autocraft Gold batteries with other vehicles and this one is not an exception. 5 years is acceptable in my opinion, though not fantastic. However in other vehicles I've had better performance from these batteries so I will continue to purchase them. I always take full advantage of the purchase online pick up in store option. Great deals especially on batteries.

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        5.0

        One of the best batteries available

        By 

        from Ga

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA:

        I did not hesitate to purchase another battery from Advance because the one in my truck has been going strong for years. This particular battery was for my wife's 2012 Honda Civic. Late model vehicles are becoming more power hungry with electronics being added to every year model. Bargain brand batteries are simply not up to the task. These batteries give me peace of mind knowing it will not leave my wife and kids stranded. The three year free replacement warranty is as good as it gets now that the pro-rate system has gone the way of the dodo.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Quick and easy repair

        By 

        from Ottawa, KS

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Charged And Ready To Go
        • Higher Cranking Amps
        • Perfect Fit
        • Solved My Problem

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA:

          Battery was a perfect fit and has more cranking amps than the original battery that came with the car

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          4.0

          Battery thats it work

          By 

          from Jacksonville , Fl

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          Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA:

          Its work as advertise

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          4.0

          It works.

          By 

          from Johnson City, TN

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA:

          Bought for 2008 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring. Fits as it should. Car only has 30,000 miles. Replaced factory original in Jan. 2012 with Auto Craft Silver which lasted 56 months, guessing my prht had 15K miles then. Got the gold this time. Expect it to last longer.

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          • Q:

            What does51R imply, the R...?
            Asked on 9/21/2016 by gus from Ellwood city PA.

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Hi Gus, happy to help you! In the Group Size 51R, R means the poles are reversed. Well, I guess it depends on which way you are looking at it. If you have the battery so that the poles are further away from you, I think the positive pole is to the right, and the negative pole is to the left. On the R, it was reversed.

              Answered on 9/22/2016 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            It says this is a perfect fit for my 2005 Honda Accord LX but my engine size, 2.4L I4 MPI DOHC 16V, is not listed as an option and I'm seeing a VIN number? So will it fit even if my engine isn't specifically listed?

            Thanks.
            Asked on 7/9/2016 by Jean from United States

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Jean, I'm glad to assist you! This AutoCraft Gold Battery - Part No. 51R-2 is an exact fit for your 2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4 L4 engine. Please provide your vehicle's VIN number so I can assist you further.

              Answered on 7/11/2016 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            RE Manufacture Date: my battery has a gray circle with "12/10" printed on it. does that mean December of 2010 or October of 2012?
            Asked on 4/24/2016 by Jerry from United States

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Jerry, glad to help you! The date 12/10 is meant for October 2012.

              Answered on 4/25/2016 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            I ordered this battery online and went to an advanced auto parts store but they refused to install it for me. Said my car has a "CRV Indicator" which is not covered by their insurance. Is this true? I own a Nissan Versa S 2008.
            Asked on 2/24/2015 by Sean from Binghamton, NY

            1 answer

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              A:

              I'm glad to assist, Sean! The 2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L L4 with a CVT transmission and CVT indicator in the dashboard the dash does not have any special indications for installation as long as the store has a working memory saver device. If for any reason the memory saver did not retain the information the CVT indicator would need to be reset. Your concern with this installation has been escalated to the appropriate team to assist with resolving this issue.

              Answered on 2/25/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
          • Q:

            What exactly is the warranty on this particular battery as of January 25, 2015? Please don't patronize me with the response you gave a previous person with the "Warranty" blah blah blah. I really want to know how long is the free replacement period and what is the prorated period and the percentages. I realize the warranty becomes effective from the date of purchase, as do all warranties on batteries. Thank you.
            Asked on 1/25/2015 by Rhonda the Mechanic from Athens, TN

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Rhonda, glad to assist you! The AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA (Part No. 51R-2) comes with 3 years free replacement warranty only and it does not come with the prorated warranty. The battery Free Replacement Period begins the day of purchase and expires at the end of the Free Replacement Period that is printed on your original sales receipt. This period does not renew when the battery is replaced during the Free Replacement Period.

              Answered on 1/26/2015 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            Do I get the $18 core charge covered by trading in my current battery?
            Asked on 1/24/2015 by Pastor from Jacksonville, Fl

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Pastor, I will be happy to answer that question for you. The 18 dollar core charge will be credited back to you when your old battery is turned into us. Think of it as a deposit.

              Answered on 1/25/2015 by Panda from AAP
          • Q:

            As of 1/19/2015 what is the current warranty coverage for this battery? If the battery fails test within 3 years, is this free replacement and what would the warranty then be on the replacement battery? If you have prorated warranty on this battery what is the timeframe, percentage cost calculation and what would be the warranty then be on the replacement battery during that original prorated timeframe?
            Asked on 1/19/2015 by warrbatt

            2 answers

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              A:

              Hi Warrbatt, glad to assist you! The battery Free Replacement Period begins the day of purchase and expires at the end of the Free Replacement Period that is printed on your original sales receipt. This period does not renew when the battery is replaced during the Free Replacement Period. If the battery is found defective after the Free Replacement Period but prior to the end of the warranty period, a prorated credit will be issued that can be applied toward the purchase of a new battery. The prorated credit will be determined by dividing the original purchase price by the number of months of the warranty period, then multiplying the result by the months remaining in the warranty period. Partial months are rounded to the nearest whole month. Installation or use of an automotive battery in any other type of vehicle or equipment voids your warranty. For more information on battery warranty please visit this link. URL - http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/o/warrantygeneral

              Answered on 1/20/2015 by Steve from AAP
            • A:

              I called an Advance Auto store and was told this particular AutoCraft Gold battery, if purchased today, no longer has a prorated warranty. The warranty is simply a 3 year free replacement. About 18 months ago, the company discontinued the prorated warranty on new purchases. If you purchased a battery prior to that, the prorated warranty would still apply. Yes, your sales receipt does indeed have all of the information you need concerning the warranty, but many of us purchase a battery wanting to know what the warranty is prior to purchase. Hope this helps. Also, if you need to use the warranty for the free replacement, keep in mind, the replacement battery does not begin a new 3 year replacement period.

              Answered on 1/25/2015 by Rhonda the Mechanis from Athens, TN
          • Q:

            It says "Exact Fit" for my2009 Honda Accord LX, but in fact it's 5 inch width is narrower than the original battery. That's ok even though it doesn't fill battery box?
            Asked on 8/10/2014 by MR

            1 answer

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              A:

              I'm glad to assist, MR! The 51R group size is the correct size battery for your 2009 Honda Accord LX. All manufacturers of this group size battery will have the same dimensions. Your battery hold down bracket keeps the battery in place properly when installed in the vehicle. This AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R 500 CCA is the correct battery for your vehicle.

              Answered on 8/18/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
          • Q:

            does this battery have a vent tube or a place a vent tube adapter could be inserted for in the trunk/under the seat applications?
            Asked on 11/21/2013 by Miata Man from Sioux Falls, SD

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Miata Man! Good question! Yes, this battery comes with vent holes on both sides of the battery so that it can be used in multiple applications.

              Answered on 11/25/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
          • Q:

            Is there a warranty on this battery?
            Asked on 10/21/2013 by Rellis

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Rellis, this AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA - Part No. 51R-2 has 60 months warranty and 36 months free replacement warranty.

              Answered on 10/21/2013 by Morgan from AAP
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