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AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA

Part No. 34/78-4 Warranty  

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Autocraft Silver automotive batteries provide reliable starting power in all seasons. Autocraft Silver automotive batteries are made to meet your vehicles starting power requirements.

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 vehicle starting power requirements
  • Maintenance free for maximum convenience
  • 2 year free replacement warranty
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Battery Type:Lead Acid
BCI Group Size:34/78
Cold Cranking Amps:800 amps
Cranking Amps:1000 amps
Deep Cycle/Starting:Starting
Height:8 1/8 in
Length:11 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Reserve Capacity:115 min
Terminal Type:Dual Terminal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:39 lbs
Width:7 1/4 in

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AutoCraft SilverBattery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA
 
4.5

(based on 618 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (395)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (184)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (463)
  • Good power output (431)
  • Safe to handle (289)
  • Long lasting (179)
  • Warranty (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (54)
  • Difficult to install (14)
  • Lacks power (6)
  • Loses charge (5)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (545)
  • Upgrade (181)
  • Back-up (25)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (59), Auto enthusiast (43), Truck enthusiast (41), Mechanic (19), Competitive driver (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (229), Auto enthusiast (157), Truck enthusiast (123), Mechanic (82), Competitive driver (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not exactly clear...

Its black, square, it fit, and it starts the Jeep. It is about 1/8" wider at the top so the factory hold down bracket needed to be cocked slightly to...Read complete review

Its black, square, it fit, and it starts the Jeep. It is about 1/8" wider at the top so the factory hold down bracket needed to be cocked slightly to tighten down. The caps do come off so you can check the water level which was perfect in all six cells. The battery is only 75% charged off the shelf.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's a battery

I've been asked to review a brand new battery. It works, ask me again in about 7 or 8 years. For the people who checked "heavy" under cons, it's a...Read complete review

I've been asked to review a brand new battery. It works, ask me again in about 7 or 8 years. For the people who checked "heavy" under cons, it's a lead acid battery, if it's heavier it means it has more lead in it therefore it is probably a better battery and will last longer.

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4.0

Good Battery

By Doug

from N.C.

About Me Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Battery Replacement

    Comments about AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

    good battery

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    5.0

    Car Battery

    By Bergie

    from Des Moines ,Ia

    About Me Casual Driver

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer
    Level 3

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Battery Replacement

      Comments about AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

      With a car whinnying when it's starting to turn over @ 30 degrees , I went on line to get the best bang for my buck. Checked the batteries at all the places that I could think of. A lot were within pennies of one another. What pushed me to buy at advanced was simple, they had it in stock, and they would install it free of charge. Yes I can change a battery, but why do it if it is part of the service. Anyway I paid for battery on line and it was ready for me in a half hour. The installation was fast and didn't have the core charge to deal with.

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      5.0

      Good deal

      By Joe

      from Sauk Village, IL.

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • None Yet

      Best Uses

      • Battery Replacement
      • Upgrade

      Comments about AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

      Ordered online, picked up in an hour.

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      5.0

      Battery working so far

      By Bowtie Bleeder

      from Loyal, WI

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

      Ask me a question

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Battery Replacement

      Comments about AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

      Battery seems to be good, direct replacement for my 2006 grand prix gt.

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      3.0

      not an EXACT fit for 1996 Grand cherokee

      By Jeff

      from Virginia

      About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

      Ask me a question

      Level 2

      Pros

      • Price With Discount Code

      Cons

      • Positive Cable Tight
      • Terms More Toward Cntr

      Best Uses

      • Battery Replacement

      Comments about AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

      This was to replace in 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited-V8. This has the side terminals also so the plastic factory battery cover will NOT fit. Also the top terminals are not in the exact same place( see photos), they are more toward center, just above the cell covers. Had to move battery so the positive cable would not be pulled and possibly fail.

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      5.0

      Great battery

      By Ruger shooter

      from New London, Wi

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Powerful
      • Starts My Car Easily

      Cons

      • Needs a handle

      Best Uses

      • Battery Replacement

      Comments about AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

      Powerful battery. A handle would make installation much easier not to mention carrying it out of the store. Side mount and top mount access points are nice for charging. Overall, good product.

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      5.0

      Perfect fit

      By C

      from Georgetown, DE

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Battery Replacement

        Comments about AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

        Replacement

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        3.0

        OK

        By None

        from Tamaqua PA

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Battery Replacement

        Comments about AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

        None

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        5.0

        The name tells the whole story

        By Ben

        from Leo, In.

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Powerful
        • Safe To Handle

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

            At this time its a good battery

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            4.0

            great battery and service

            By matt

            from rogers ar

            About Me Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Battery Replacement

              Comments about AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA:

              The battery works great and the service at my local advanced auto was awesome. I was running late for work and they had no problem installing it for me.

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              • Q:

                I originally bought an autocraft gold, it had a 3 yr free replacement 84 month prorated. It is 4 months from being 3 yrs. After 2 trips to the store they finally decided it was defective it wouldn't hold a charge. It was replaced with a silver that was their decision. I end up with a 4 month warranty and 0 month prorated. So if this one is defective and it messes up in 5 months I'm gonna have to purchase another one. You would think that you would at least get a 1 yr warranty. I mean the PRODUCT was defective.I understand if you have people returning things all the time that you have to have guidelines, but you keep records of this type of thing. What of the customers who are valued customers.
                Asked on 7/10/2014 by Grams from Fl

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Grams, happy to help you! Per our limited warranty policy 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.The Autocarft Silver battery is a quality line of product like the Gold and I'm sure you will not have any issues in the near future. If at all there is an issue you can always contact us at: 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives will be glad to assist you a resolution.

                  Answered on 7/23/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                what is the size for the front terminals? I need to buy new bolts but do not know the size.
                Asked on 4/21/2014 by rickyb from laredo tx

                1 answer

              • Q:

                This battery (part no. 78/34-4) used to be 'Gold', not 'Silver'. That means the free replacement period is reduced from 3 to 2 years. Does that mean you've been seeing problems with early failures? I bought one a couple of years ago when it was Gold. I need a new battery for a different vehicle, and am dissapointed and concerned that this same battery is now labeled 'Silver' - like it's not holding up as was expected. :(
                Asked on 8/22/2013 by Bill from VA

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  In order to file a warranty claim, you must return this AutoCraft Silver Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA - Part No. 34/78-4 to any Advance Auto Parts store along with your original receipt and they will be happy to process your return. 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 8/24/2013 by Morgan from AAP
              • Q:

                why only 2 year warranty when a cheaper bat. is 3 year?
                Asked on 8/16/2013 by Martin from Dothan, Al.

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  We greatly appreciate your interest in Advance Auto Parts. We would recommend you to call the Warranty department directly at 1-888-286-6772 between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and we would be in a better position to assist you. 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 8/16/2013 by Morgan from AAP
              • Q:

                can i use the discount at the store
                Asked on 12/14/2012 by lynn from roanoke ala

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Please note that the discounts which we offer online can be applied only for orders placed online and unfortunately, the online discounts cannot be applied for purchases made directly in the stores. However, you may submit your order online with in-store pickup option to avail the online discount. 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 12/15/2012 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                Do you have to have the receipt to bring a battery back if it is leaking acid or corroded and still under warranty?
                Asked on 11/26/2012 by Kim from Hickory, NC

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Returning Items to an Advance Auto Parts Store: Bring the merchandise you would like to return with its original packing materials to any Advance Auto Parts store. Use our Store Locator to find a store near you. Bring your store receipt, Order Confirmation email, or Merchandise Return Form and any Advance Team Member will be able to assist you. 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 11/26/2012 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                On 11/8/2012 I asked the following question:

                "What does "maintenance free" mean?"

                Steve from AAP said:

                ""Maintenance Free" batteries are sealed and do not require topping up with distilled water because the electrolyte level does not change because they do not produce much gas. Advantage of maintenance free battery eliminates the need to add water and minimizes corrosion in the battery terminal posts."

                OK. So if these batteries are "sealed and do not require topping up," then why did Vincent from AAP say on 1/12/2012 "to check the water level during the hot months of summer..."?

                Please don't ask me to call in. I'd like to see a resolution to this confusion posted in the Questions on your website. Thanks.
                Asked on 11/8/2012 by WWJ

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Sorry for any confusion caused. Most of the maintenance free batteries are sealed and do not require topping. However there are few maintenance free batteries with removable vent caps as well. This AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA - Part No. 34/78-4 is one such. Most customers will never need to add water to their maintenance-free batteries. In fact, the vast majority of batteries don't even allow you to check the fluid levels anymore. But if your maintenance-free battery does have removable caps, there is certainly no harm in removing them and adding water if the fluid happens to be low. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 11/9/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                What does "maintenance free" mean?
                Asked on 11/8/2012 by WWJ

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  "Maintenance Free" batteries are sealed and do not require topping up with distilled water because the electrolyte level does not change because they do not produce much gas. Advantage of maintenance free battery eliminates the need to add water and minimizes corrosion in the battery terminal posts. For more information, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our technicians would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 11/8/2012 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                If it's maintenance free, why should these guys be opening vents and checking levels and adding fluids? Is it maintenance free or not?
                Asked on 11/7/2012 by WWJ

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, this AutoCraft Gold Battery, Group Size 34/78, 800 CCA - part# 34/78-4 is maintenance free. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or 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 11/8/2012 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                is this battery made in the USA
                Asked on 11/1/2012 by Mike from Frostburg MD

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Advance Auto Parts does sell Made in the USA products as well as products manufactured from many other countries in order to keep our pricing competitive. Please also keep in mind that many suppliers have multiple manufacturing plants that could result in different countries of origin for the same part. 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 11/1/2012 by Henry ! from AAP
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