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AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA

Part No. 51R-2 Warranty  

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Autocraft Gold automotive batteries are engineered for maximum starting power in any climate. That means you can relax knowing you'll get your car started, even on the coldest of days. Autocraft Gold automotive batteries meet or exceed the manufacturers power (CCA) requirements for your vehicle, ensuring you get the power you need for a quick start every time.

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 444 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (283)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (127)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (312)
  • Good power output (221)
  • Safe to handle (157)
  • Long lasting (114)
  • Free installation (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (24)
  • Lacks power (4)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (390)
  • Upgrade (78)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (57), Auto enthusiast (17), Mechanic (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (219), Auto enthusiast (113), Mechanic (30), Truck enthusiast (18), 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!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Maybe a bad apple in the bunch

This one may be a defective battery because I just recently replaced the battery for my truck as well as this one for my CR-V. My trucks battery was a definate improvement and no...Read complete review

This one may be a defective battery because I just recently replaced the battery for my truck as well as this one for my CR-V. My trucks battery was a definate improvement and no issues. This one for my CR-V is definately lacking power and the engine turned over quickly after the was drive a few miles. It can't be not fully charged because we drove an hour ride a few days after install which should adequately charge any new battery that needs a complete charge. I've rebuilt repair and restored cars for many years so I know new batteries sometimes need a good drive to get that innitial full charge but this battery just seems to lack hold a good strong charge. Like I said I just replaced my truck with an Autocraft Gold and it starts better than ever. As for anyone who says that the batteries are heavy, they should be having someone else install them because, BATTERIES ARE MADE OUT OF LEAD!!! They are supposed to be heavy and if you think they are too heavy you should not be working on your car! I am going to return the battery for my CR-V and see if maybe it was defective. I know for a fact the charging system is good so lack of power may just be a bad apple.

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5.0

Customer Service at its Best

By Ingrid

from Danbury, CT

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Battery Replacement

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

    Battery is working great!

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    4.0

    So far so good!

    By Steve The Mover

    from Victoria TX

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Safe To Handle

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Battery Replacement

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

      Replacement for my Honda Accord, so far it's working great!

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      3.0

      Battery for CRV -

      By 850spdr

      from Titusville Florida

      About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Battery Replacement

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

      My CRV batteries have each lasted 7 years. I hope this one lasts as long. If you buy on the internet, make sure you get the core charge refunded!

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      5.0

      Works Well

      By Ashley

      from Bridgeport, WV

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Battery Replacement

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

          I ordered online for in-store pickup (got 20% off too). The online feature was great, easy and ready for pickup when I arrived. They even installed it. Thanks!

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          5.0

          Battery

          By Battery Desperately Needed

          from Burlington, IA

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Battery Replacement

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

            Great! Just what I needed!

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            4.0

            Started Right Up!!

            By Tom in Ohio

            from Killbuck Twp. Ohio

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Great Buy
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Battery Replacement

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

              I installed this battery in my Kubota Diesel tractor and it started very fast. My old battery lasted 5 years but was always slow to crank at just 425 cranking amps.
              This battery really turns it over.

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              3.0

              Doesn't last that long

              By Jason

              from Boston, MA

              Level 1

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

              The battery failed a load test within 30 months after purchase. Fortunately it was still within the 3 year warranty so I was able to get it replaced for free.

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              5.0

              Perfect FIT! GREAT PRICE and VALUE! :D

              By DW

              from Glen Allen VA

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Long Lasting
              • Powerful
              • Safe To Handle

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Battery Replacement
                • Upgrade

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

                GREAT BATTERY! SUPER VALUE!

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                5.0

                Great value

                By Richard

                from Chester County, PA

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Powerful
                • Safe To Handle

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Battery Replacement

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

                  A perfect replacement for the original battery in my 2006 MX-5.

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                  5.0

                  Satisfied

                  By John

                  from St. Louis, MO

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Battery Replacement

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

                    I bought the battery a few weeks ago. It hasn't failed me yet, but no battery would fail that quickly unless defective. Ask me again in 5 years. It has the same specs as the battery I replaced, which didn't fail but was getting weak after 5 years. If this one lasts at least 5 years, I'll be happy. I gave it 5 stars because it has been perfect so far and I can't list any problems with it. Again, ask me a few years down the road.

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                    • 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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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
                    • Q:

                      Does the advertised height of this battery include the battery posts or measured from the top of the battery case
                      Asked on 8/1/2013 by FXRS from Ma

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        With reference to your inquiry on the AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA - Part No. 51R-2, the advertised height of the battery from top of the battery case. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 8/2/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      what vehicles does this battery fit
                      Asked on 6/1/2013 by doug from san antonio tesas

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        In order to assist you with this AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA - Part No. 51R-2, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle and for any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 6/3/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Where do I find the manufacturing date and how to interpret the date code?
                      Asked on 10/30/2012 by Battery Buss from Boston

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The Date code on the AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA, part number 51R-2, is a round colored sticker located on the top of the battery. Most will have a 2 digit month/2 digit year on batteries manufactured in 2009 or earlier. The code will be a letter that determines followed by 2 digit year code. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 12/19/2012 by Eric from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I am retired and do not drive very much. Is this the battery for me?
                      Asked on 9/10/2012 by cheryl from Hendersonville, NC

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle application or you can contact us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store for further assistance.

                        Answered on 9/10/2012 by Rick from AAP
                    • Q:

                      what is the typical life of this battery?
                      Asked on 2/2/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA Part number 51R-2 is part of our highest- quality line of car batteries/truck batteries. Autocraft Gold batteries are engineered for maximum starting power and reliability in any climate. That means you can relax knowing you'll get your car started, even in the most extreme conditions. Autocraft car batteries meet or exceed the manufacturers power (CCA) requirements for your vehicle ensuring you get the power you need for a quick start from your car battery/truck battery every time. There is no predetermined amount of battery life. So many variables come into play that it really depends on the situation at hand.

                        Answered on 2/2/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Can I order this online, to get the 15%/$50 promotion; pick it up in store, and will they install it for free/check system/and accept my core just as if I had bought it in the store?
                      -thanks
                      Asked on 11/1/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 11/2/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Is the Autocraft Gold battery manufactured by Johnson Controls or Excide?
                      Asked on 7/15/2011 by Bill from Philadelphia, PA

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        It is manufactured by Johnson Controls.

                        Answered on 7/15/2011 by Start with Shane! from AAP
                      • A:

                        they are built by Johnson Controls

                        Answered on 9/30/2011 by dave from florida
                    • Q:

                      Do you receive refund when you return core?
                      Asked on 6/5/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, once the core has been returned it will be analyzed by the manufacturer before the refund is issued.

                        Answered on 6/5/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
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