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AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 65, 850 CCA

Part No. 65-2 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: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 768 reviews)

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    (520)

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    (210)

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    (20)

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    (8)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (563)
  • Good power output (533)
  • Safe to handle (317)
  • Long lasting (229)
  • Perfect fit (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (102)
  • Loses charge (14)
  • No cons (4)
  • Lacks power (3)
  • None at this time (3)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (661)
  • Upgrade (180)
  • Back-up (17)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (98), Truck enthusiast (54), Auto enthusiast (34), Mechanic (25), Competitive driver (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (278), Truck enthusiast (191), Auto enthusiast (155), Mechanic (103), 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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4.0

BIG ON POWER, GREAT PRICE!!!

By Mark

from Rutherfordton, NC

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Battery Replacement

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

    After some online research for quality and price I went with this battery. Was about $100 out the door after coupon code and core charge refund.It Was waiting for me at the store 1 hour after I ordered it. The guy that installed it was professional. This thing spins my engine over very fast!!! LOTS OF POWER!!! When you buy the gold series you are getting a better product than the entry level battery. It should last longer too. I killed the old motor craft battery by accident. The sun visor mirror light was left on for 2 days. I think it was the original battery 08 but not sure. I think this battery will serve me well. If not, will have to use the warranty.

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    5.0

    Battery

    By buckbrown

    from sanford,nc

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Battery Replacement

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

    Too early to really rate I need to go thru a winter cycle

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    2.0

    does not last

    By wally

    from advance nc

    About Me Mechanic

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          battery lasted two months past the 3 year replacement time. below average battery paying for the warranty.

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          5.0

          Great Battery

          By tim

          from manchester tenn

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Long Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Battery Replacement
            • Upgrade

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

            Great Battery !!

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            5.0

            A lot of bang for the buck.

            By Flintlock 1949

            from Granville TN

            About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            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:

              This battery is a replacement for the battery that came with my '96 Ranger, which I purchased in 2004. That battery, an Autocraft Titanium, lasted 10 years and, except for a leak around the Neg terminal, was still working fine when I decided to replace it! This battery - Autocraft Gold - is a stepdown in name only; it has all the attributes of the Titanium - and I hope the longevity! Also; the battery was installed for me at the store by a lovely and very pleasant young lady who knew what she was doing! I will definitely be a repeat customer of ths store - though likely not for a battery for "several" years!

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              5.0

              Great Battery

              By lawless

              from texas

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  OEM replacement. Quality product, last one lasted 7 years.

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                  5.0

                  Great service great battery

                  By Trey

                  from Tullahoma, TN

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Battery Replacement

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

                    very satisfied

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                    5.0

                    great deal

                    By Sly

                    from Rogersville, AL

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 1

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Battery Replacement

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

                        I was surprised at ease of pickup and free install. Highly recommend u buy online.

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                        5.0

                        I would purchase this product again

                        By the shopper

                        from Cleveland, TN

                        About Me Casual Driver

                        Verified Buyer

                        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:

                          purchased this product to increase cranking amps and more power for my stereo

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                          5.0

                          Excellent!!

                          By Doodle

                          from Heflin, Al.

                          About Me Auto Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Battery Replacement
                            • Upgrade

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

                            Research shown to be best on market!

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                            • 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
                            • Q:

                              Why are you charged $18.00 extra if you don't return your old battery?
                              Asked on 1/9/2014 by Bill

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi Bill, good question! A "Core Charge" is similar to the deposit you might pay for a can or bottle of soda. In many states, to promote recycling, you are charged a deposit when you purchase a can of soda and you receive your deposit back when you return the empty can. Many automotive parts have a Core Charge, or Core Price, that works the same way as a soda can deposit. Here's how the Core Charge works: The part you are purchasing contains a component that is recyclable. The Core Charge deposit is charged at the time of purchase. When the recyclable component from your old part is returned to us, the charge is refunded to you. To receive your Core Charge refund, you can do either of the following: Bring the part to any Advance Auto Parts store along with your receipt or packing slip. Mail the part back to Advance Auto Parts following the directions including on your packing slip. Core Charges are often mandated by state legislature, and, as such, the actual core charge and taxes on the charge may vary depending on the state in which you buy your part. The Advance Auto Parts core charge presented to you online today with your item is representative of the most common core charge. If you have any questions, please call 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) or visit any Advance Auto Parts store.

                                Answered on 1/10/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I purchased this battery in September 2009. My inquiry is concerning the warranty. I am aware of the three year free replacement but how does the remaining two years for the five year warranty factor in?

                              I have had the battery / charging system / starter tested at a local Advance Auto store and they stated that everything checks ok except the battery had a low charge. Since the tested were done I have done additional testing. The battery will not fully charge and also drains. I have used a multi-meter and verified that the alternator is working properly. It has a voltage output of 14.2 volts. I have also tested the vehicle for a parasitic draw; the vehicle has .4 mili-amps draw when shut off.

                              I am inquiry to what the pro-rated amount would be off a new battery for this battery. It was purchased in September 2009 so the battery has been in use for 52 months.
                              Asked on 1/4/2014 by Kenny from Ohio

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi Kenny, This gold battery comes with five year warranty and three year free repalcement. 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 call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                                Answered on 1/8/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              My truck takes 2 batteries. Everyone always says you should change them in pairs, so the power & age is the same. If I need to replace one under warranty, will you change them both, so the power stays the same? Or do I have to throw a good battery away, and pay for a second one, just to keep them the same age?
                              Asked on 1/2/2014 by Ernie from North Collins, NY

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi Ernie, glad to assist you! We will replace any part that may fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship under normal use and service after proper installation, within the warranty period stated on your original sales receipt. Simply return the part along with your original sales receipt to any Advance Auto Parts store. For more information regarding the warranty, please use this link. http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/content_warranties___

                                Answered on 1/4/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              how do I know how old a battery is ? where is it marked on the battery?
                              Asked on 12/24/2013 by Joe Carpenter from Southeast Mi.

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Hi Joe, great question! Locate the battery, most likely to your right if you are standing in front of the car. The battery will be stamped with a coded date. The code starts with a letter and a number. A represents January, B represents February and so on. The date will be one number representing the year of manufacture. The year 2008 would be represented by an 8 for example. If your battery is stamped C7 it was manufactured in March of 2007.

                                Answered on 12/24/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Question concerning warranty.....
                              I purchased this battery about 4 years ago and this battery is dead. I have checked battery with voltmeter and the amps, voltage, ohms, etc are all over the grid. It will not retain a charge to start the vehicle after about a day.

                              Now with warranty question.

                              How do I do a warranty claim on this junk of lead?
                              I cannot find the original receipt however there is a install or purchase sticker on the battery from September 2009. I also am pretty sure what store it was purchased at but do not remember my old cell number.
                              I know I can go into store but I would like to purchase online first.... I use them online discount codes.

                              So how do I do a warranty claim.
                              Can I do a cash return at the store after I purchase a new battery or what.

                              Also...as this battery has failed I do not want to buy this brand again; probably Optima; How do I do cash prorated return for an online order and different brand???
                              Asked on 11/13/2013 by Jager Drinka

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                That's a great question, Jager. We will replace any part that may fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship under normal use and service after proper installation.

                                The part in question, if within the warranty period, can be returned to
                                any Advance Auto Parts store and the Store Manager will be in a better
                                position to assist you with your warranty replacement inquiry.

                                As per our return policy, once the package is received your return will be processed and you will receive a refund back to the same payment method used for your original order. Unfortunately, we are unable to process a refund through cash or any other payment method other than the original mode of payment.

                                If you wish to purchase a new Optima Battery with online discount on our website, you can however place your order by applying the appropriate payment method.

                                Answered on 11/14/2013 by Morgan from AAP
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