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AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 51R, 500 CCA

Part No. 51R-2 Warranty Details  

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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 466 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (299)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (131)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (327)
  • Good power output (232)
  • Safe to handle (164)
  • Long lasting (119)
  • Free installation (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (25)
  • Lacks power (4)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (409)
  • Upgrade (83)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (57), Auto enthusiast (17), Mechanic (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (230), Auto enthusiast (123), Mechanic (33), Truck enthusiast (22), 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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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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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Value

By 

from Troy, NY

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Verified Buyer
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Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Powerful
  • Safe To Handle

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Battery Replacement

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

    Good competitive price.

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    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good cranking power

    By 

    from Dunkirk, Maryland

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

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    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Battery Replacement

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

    Installs by loosening brackets connect negative cable last and have your Radio activation number handy.

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    (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Battery

    By 

    from CT

    About Me Casual Driver

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

      So far seems like a great battery. A bit heavy for me all batteries usually are.

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      (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      fast easy purchase installation and fit

      By 

      from rochester, ny

      About Me Casual Driver, Retired

      Verified Buyer
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      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Fast Free Installation
      • Only Used T Twice

      Best Uses

      • Battery Replacement

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

      I purchased a new battery from advanced auto online. All the information as to price and type of battery I required was online. Paid for it with paypal, next day went to the store to pick the battery up.The battery was ready, paper work done and they installed it when I got there. Saved $30 from original price because I purchased online cyber Monday. Happy with it, fast convenient purchase and the store stands behind it. It doesn't get any easier than that.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Replacement

      By 

      from Slidell, LA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Battery Replacement

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

        Works and fits perfectly.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        WHY?

        By 

        from MD

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Safe To Handle
        • Warranty

        Cons

        • Had To Replace

        Best Uses

        • Battery Replacement

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

        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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        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Its a great battery

        By 

        from Newnan, Ga

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Long Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Battery Replacement
          • Upgrade

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

          It starts my car so it is great.

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          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best bang for your buck

          By 

          from NJ

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Powerful
          • Safe To Handle

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Battery Replacement
            • Upgrade

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

            Replaced my battery that was starting to go on my 07 civic Si. Mainly bought this one over an optima because of the price and three year warranty. Install was smooth and car is running like a champ again. Got a great deal on Black Friday. Took this battery home for about $80

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            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It seemed that is what I needed.

            By 

            from doylestown , oh

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • You Installed

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Battery Replacement

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

            Easy to order. you did installation. Thank you. I am driving again.

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            (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Time Will Tell If My Rating Stays As Is

            By 

            from Silver Spring

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Powerful
            • Safe To Handle

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Battery Replacement

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

              I hope the battery lasts as long as the specs state.

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              • 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

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  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

                • 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
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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
              • 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
              • 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

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                  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

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                  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
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