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AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA

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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:65
Cold Cranking Amps:850 amps
Cranking Amps:1000 amps
Deep Cycle/Starting:Starting
Height:7 9/16 in
Length:12 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Reserve Capacity:150 min
Terminal Type:Top Terminal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:45 lbs
Width:7 9/16 in

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AutoCraft GoldBattery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA
 
4.6

(based on 815 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (555)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (216)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (597)
  • Good power output (563)
  • Safe to handle (337)
  • Long lasting (241)
  • Perfect fit (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (107)
  • Loses charge (18)
  • Lacks power (4)
  • No cons (4)
  • None at this time (3)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (700)
  • Upgrade (196)
  • Back-up (20)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (98), Truck enthusiast (54), Auto enthusiast (34), Mechanic (25), Competitive driver (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (305), Truck enthusiast (203), Auto enthusiast (166), Mechanic (109), Competitive driver (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gold Performance!

I bought this battery for my 1993 Ford Taurus GL after I left the car on and drained my silver autocraft battery. I was hoping the service would be a little faster since I...Read complete review

I bought this battery for my 1993 Ford Taurus GL after I left the car on and drained my silver autocraft battery. I was hoping the service would be a little faster since I ordered it online but it took the associates a few minutes to find my receipt. Immediately after installing the battery in my car I had to give a jump to a Suzuki sedan and it exceeded my expectations. The Suzuki started quickly w/o me having to rev my engine at all. A little pricey but the cold cranking amps are there when you need them on that snowy morning before work!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

HATED IT !!!

I have purchased TWO of these "GOLD" Batteries. The FIRST one went into my 1997 Ford F-250 4X4 460 CID. IT, only lasted not quite ONE YEAR. I have...Read complete review

I have purchased TWO of these "GOLD" Batteries. The FIRST one went into my 1997 Ford F-250 4X4 460 CID. IT, only lasted not quite ONE YEAR. I have worked with lead acid Batteries for 45+ years, so I checked the specific gravity on all the cells when this one rolled over on it's back, (it went T.U. at least 12 times, and had to be charged just to start the truck) and the #2 cell (from Neg term) was reading "water only". The alternator always puts out 14.6 VDC, and the "ALL OFF" current drain is only 3.5 MICROAMPS. So this Battery went back to the Advance Auto Parts store where I bought it, and "explained" to the sales KID, WHY it was BAD. It was obvious, that he didn't have a CLUE, as to what I was talking about with "Specific Gravity", so he "Tested" it with an Electronic Tester, which of course told him it was O.K. !! There was NO educating him about batteries, so he would NOT replace it for me. Of course the Manager was not there at the time, so I found out WHEN he was supposed to be there (next day) and I went back and talked to him. He was very nice, and swapped it right away. So I got a NEW identical battery put in. Well, the new one was built in May, 2010, and now IT keeps going DEAD!! But, I am tired of battery swapping, so I gave up on this "THING". I live in Lakewood CO, and I like a battery that will turn my crank at ANY temperature, even if the headlights were left on for 1 or 2 hours, (which actually happened to my wife in our 1995 Aerostar, with an Autocraft Titanium battery in it). The original MOTORCRAFT factory battery that came in my truck, lasted ELEVEN YEARS with never a failure!!! So I went to a FORD dealer and had a new 850 CCA battery put in. NO MORE AUTOCRAFT BATTERIES FOR ME. Sorry, but some of the CHILDREN working there, have NO knowledge of what they sell. But, that is becoming common everywhere these days, isn't it !!

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1.0

Great for warm areas, fails in cold area

By Jose

from Herndon VA

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Safe To Handle

Cons

  • Fails
  • Heavy
  • Lacks Power
  • Loses Charge
  • Undependable
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Paper Weight
  • Recycle Donation
  • Someone Elses Car

Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA:

Barely made a year before it failed. Swap out failed in a week. Not for cold weather below 40 F. Works great in warm areas.

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1.0

Bad Battery

By bar8433

from Austin,TX

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

    • Loses Charge

    Best Uses

      Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA:

      This is the second battery in less than three years and it's not worth giving them a third pitch. Get a Duralast or Interstate.

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      good battery short lifespan

      By poptop

      from il

      About Me Truck Enthusiast

      Level 1

      Pros

      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Loses Charge

      Best Uses

      • Battery Replacement

      Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA:

      was a good battery new. however it died just after it was three years old. so of course no warranty. I think a battery this expensive should last more than three years.my o.e battery lasted seven.

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      4.0

      never late again

      By Jr.

      from Kentucky

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Battery Replacement
        • Upgrade

        Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA:

        With the cold weather coming at us it's nice to know that a battery will not be the determening factor on wheather or not I will have a warm truck to slide into on my way to work,or the nagging question at night,will it start in the morning when I need it most. The satisfaction of knowing I have one less worry this winter is priceless. I am so glad that there are people still making great quality products that I can depend on especially when I need them the most,no one wants to be stuck or broken down because a product just dosen't hold up,thanks for selling quality products.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great battery so far for four months old

        By Double Down Doug

        from Jackson, Michigan

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Battery Replacement
          • Upgrade

          Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA:

          Battery has been great so far. The family car is a Grand Marquis with power everything and this battery handles it all.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          850 CCA Baby!

          By Tony

          from Mauldin, SC

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Holds A Charge Well

          Cons

          • None Come To Mind

          Best Uses

          • Battery Replacement

          Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA:

          I had this battery installed in my 2002 Lincoln Town Car. The day it was installed I drove it for about half an hour to make sure it was charged up. Then the car sat in my garage for about three weeks. After three weeks it started up with absolutely no hesitation and all systems were a go.

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Battery

          By Darren

          from Galliano, LA

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Battery Replacement

            Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA:

            Great Battery! Powerful, lots of cranking power.

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My other one is 4+ & still cranking!

            By Ducedan

            from Marysville PA

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Battery Replacement
              • Upgrade

              Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA:

              I bought this Gold battery for a used truck I just bought. I have another Gold that's 4 years old and still working in my van. I have a Silver in my car that's 5 years old and still working!

              Occasionally I'd leave a light on or something and it would drain down. I'd just put it on a charger for a few hours and it would come back Great even in the cold!

              If this battery is as good as those I'll be very happy. When I find a brand that works I stick with it.

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Batterys for diesel truck

              By Bugman

              from New Ellenton, SC

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Battery Replacement

                Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA:

                Just bought batteries (needed two for my diesel truck) a couple of weeks ago but they are performing great. Store employee was prompt and efficient. He cleaned up after the installation and I left as a happy customer. Batteries have performed well so far.

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                It Works AS IT Should, Starts The Car !!

                By Bear

                from Western Kentucky

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Safe To Handle

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Battery Replacement

                  Comments about AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA:

                  No additional comments.

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                  • Q:

                    I have a gold series battery purchased 12/13 that will no longer hold a charge would like to use the warranty but can not find the receipt is the receipt necessary for warranty replacement?
                    Asked on 1/27/2015 by mark from conway,ar

                    2 answers

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Yes Mark, The replacement or refund will only be considered if you bring the defective part to an Advance Auto Parts store along with your original sales receipt.

                      Answered on 1/28/2015 by Steve from AAP
                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Yes Mark, The replacement or refund will only be considered if you bring the defective part to an Advance Auto Parts store along with your original sales receipt.

                      Answered on 1/28/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Do I have to make the purchase at the store for the warranty prorated refund? The battery failed in 37 months, but I would like to purchase online for discounts and do an in-store pickup if possible. Can I get the prorated portion back somehow though I purchase online?
                    Asked on 1/16/2015 by the guy with a van and week battery from NC

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Guy, glad to assist you! You can very welll purchase online and pick-up at store to get the warranty pro-rated refund. This battery comes with 3 years free replacement 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. 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 warranty please visit this link. URL - http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/o/warrantygeneral

                      Answered on 1/16/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    If I order the battery online for in-store pickup, will they still install it for free or is that only if I purchased the battery in the store?
                    Asked on 1/8/2015 by boosted 4.6

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Boosted, glad to assist you! We do offer free installation of batteries on most automotive vehicles, at most locations, unless prohibited by law. Free installation of batteries may not be available at all stores due to select local community ordinances. I suggest you to contact the nearest store with your year, make, model and engine specification of your vehicle and they would be in a better position to let you know the they offer free battery installation.

                      Answered on 1/9/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    After disconnecting the negative battery terminal from the battery, I found the positive battery terminal stuck on. Would using pb on a stuck positive battery terminal be a bad idea? If not, are there any tips to doing this? Would using baking soda and water on a stuck on positive battery terminal be a bad idea? Thank you.
                    Asked on 1/6/2015 by Limited Car Repairer from Virginia

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Looking at this battery for a 1999 Ford Expedition, 5.4 V-8. My concern is the picture shows the positive battery post on the top left side. The battery installs on the passenger side but the positive post must be on the right side, closer to the engine so that the positive cable will reach. Are the pictures accurate?
                    Asked on 11/8/2014 by Dave from Currituck, NC

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hello Dave! Happy to help you answer your question. According to a local store with the battery turned closest to you the positive terminal is on the left side of the battery.

                      Answered on 11/20/2014 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What is the warranty on the gold series battery if I order online?
                    Asked on 7/3/2014 by Mike from Knox. Tn.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Mike, glad to assist you! This battery has a 5 year warranty which includes 3 year free replacement warranty and 2 year prorated warranty. Please click the following link to know more about warranty:

                      http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/o/warrantygeneral

                      Answered on 7/4/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What is the difference between the Autocraft Gold and Gold SD models? The specifications seem to be the same. Is one better for a high-heat climate?
                    Asked on 4/8/2014 by Dave from Sebring, Florida

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hello Dave, Yes if a battery has an N (North) or an S (South) after the part number it would be suited for that climate. Hope this helps, please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) for further assistance.

                      Answered on 4/11/2014 by Wil from AAP
                  • Q:

                    can i add water to the battery cells for recharging purposes?
                    Asked on 2/17/2014 by procproc from allentown pa

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Procproc, good question! This is a maintenance free battery. With maintenance-free batteries, you do not need to add water. This kind of battery also reduces corrosion in the battery terminal posts. In case of low water, you only need to add water to any cells that are low on water.

                      Answered on 2/18/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    RE: Warranty
                    What is the procedure for the free 3yr replacement battery? My battery was purchased 18mos ago. It will not hold a charge.

                    Thanks,
                    Asked on 2/15/2014 by Jo from Gaineville, GA.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Jo, glad to assist you! This battery comes with five year warranty and three year free replacement period. Free Replacement Period begins the day of purchase and expires at the end of the Free Replacement Period printed on your original sales receipt. This period does not renew when the battery is replaced during the Free Replacement Period. If the battery becomes defective after the Free Replacement Period and prior to the end of the warranty period, the warranty benefit will be prorated and can either be credited toward the purchase of a new battery or refunded at our option. The proration amount shall be determined by dividing the 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 of an automotive battery in any other type of vehicle or equipment voids your warranty. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you.

                      Answered on 2/17/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Inquiry to a battery that needs replaced.
                    If the battery is under warranty, eight months left and I was to purchase a battery online can I be refunded the prorated portion at the store when I pick up the new battery?

                    Let me explain. Let's say that I purchased a battery online for store pickup. I apply the discount code and make the purchase. I then go to the store for pick up and return of the old battery for the core charge of $18. Since this battery has eight months of warranty on it will I also be refunded the prorated amount of approximately $16 also? Or do I have to make the purchase at the store for the warranty prorated refund?
                    Asked on 1/16/2014 by Beeriller from Middletown, OH

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Beeriller! Glad to be of assistance! To determine the amount of warranty, you take the actual sale price of the battery and divide it by the number of months in the warranty listed on your receipt. Let’s say for example that a battery is originally sold for $60.00. You would divide the price by the warranty period; $60.00 divided by 72(for example) months equals $0.83 per month credit. If the battery fails within the first 24 months, we replace it free. This is your “Free Replacement Period”. After that time, you receive credit for every month remaining in the warranty which starts at the original purchase date. If you had the battery for 36 months, you would receive $30.00 credit toward the cost of the new battery. If it failed after 50 months, you would receive $9.96 credit toward the purchase of the new battery. I would recommend that you check with our toll free service 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) to know the exact pro ration for your warranty claim.

                      Answered on 1/22/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
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