2006SiennaLE· Premium Member
2018 Sienna LE
I'll get the Maxx battery soon. I don't want to nickel and dime it but in my experience, 4 years is a bit early. Like I said earlier, I'll give it one more chance. I have AAA and so I'm not too concerned about getting stuck somewhere. We are local most of the time and I always have jumper cables.wag said:Don't mess around with that battery, replace it now! If you keep trying to squeeze a nickel to make a dime the next thing you know that battery will take out your starter (and/or maybe your alternator). ASK ME HOW I KNOW!!!2006SiennaLE said:I appreciate the detailed info. I'm planning to get the same one after seeing good reviews on CR.
Since my battery is only 4 years old, I'm giving it one more chance. If it acts up again, I'll replace it. Walmart isn't too far away.
I had the battery tested at Sears and they said that it was "a bit weak, but should work fine". They didn't test the individual cells, just the overall charge, voltage etc. I asked them for replacement options and their Gold series was $110 (3-year warranty) and Platinum (gel-based, 4 year warranty) was $179 or something ridiculous like that.
From what I can gather, the DieHard Gold series and the MAXX are the exact same JCI battery inside the case. I paid $77 for the MAXX with a 36 month free replacement warranty. If you live in the north, the MAXX 24FN is supposed to be an even better battery than the 24FS.
Everything looks good so far. It starts up right away. I drove it to work for the second day and it hasn't had any issues.