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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 462 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (296)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (130)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (323)
  • Good power output (230)
  • Safe to handle (163)
  • Long lasting (119)
  • Free installation (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (24)
  • Lacks power (4)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (406)
  • Upgrade (83)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (57), Auto enthusiast (17), Mechanic (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (228), Auto enthusiast (121), 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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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

Great Replacement

By Dave the Snake

from Slidell, LA

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Verified Buyer
Helpful Reviewer

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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    3.0

    WHY?

    By WACKAMOLE

    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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    5.0

    Its a great battery

    By Mike

    from Newnan, Ga

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    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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      5.0

      Best bang for your buck

      By Frank

      from NJ

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      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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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        It seemed that is what I needed.

        By none

        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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Time Will Tell If My Rating Stays As Is

        By Laurence in Peoples Republic of MD

        from Silver Spring

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        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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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great battery, have 7 of these

          By Tim

          from Mocksville, NC

          About Me Casual Driver, Truck 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:

            Have these in all my trucks. No problems.

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            1.0

            piece of junk

            By Jason

            from Boston, MA

            Level 2

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

            Didn't last more than 3 yrs before I needed to replace it. After the 2nd yr, it was inspected by a dealership and I was told I needed to replace it. I brought it to AAP and they said nothing was wrong with it. Should've listened to the dealership. My car died a couple of times and I had to jump start it.

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            4.0

            Autocraft Battery Gold series

            By Scott

            from Milwaukee, WI

            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:

              Replaced my 5 year old original battery after it died suddenly at the first hint of cold weather. Was going to buy the lesser battery but decided to go for the Gold series battery and pay the few additional dollars. I feel this is definitely the correct choice considering how vicious our winter was last year and how this winter is starting out. It's a small price to pay for some peace of mind. Buying on-line is always great at Advance, its very convenient and time saving. I even let the counter person install it and we were done in a couple of minutes. This worked great as he had a portable battery he was able to connect while we changed batteries so it was not necessary to reset the clock, radio or radio codes. All is well over the first three weeks and I have to assume things will be fine over the winter.

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Easy direct replacement

              By Mechanic by necessity

              from Bethlehem, PA

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Powerful
              • Safe To Handle

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Battery Replacement

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

                Easy direct replacement. Have had previous batteries from Advance with log life. Like the ability to check specific gravity and add water if necessary.

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                • 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

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    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

                  • 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
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