Don't expect them to last anywhere near their advertised lifespan. I've
never used one in my Corvette but I had one in my Fiero. The first one
lasted one year (five year battery) the replacement lasted two years.
Anything that last over six months is better than a Delco. Battery
technology sucks at best. You pay for the warranty. The good thing about
Wall Mart is they are everywhere and most are open 24 hours 7 days a
week. Car batteries NEVER crap out during normal business hours. They
have a three year replacement free. I will go with the Wall Mart and see
Humm, did you have a problem with a Delco battery or something? Maybe up
here in Minnesota they give us the good stuff? I've NEVER had to
exercise the warranty on ours and have them in 3 vehicles from 3 to 12
years old (replaced one in that time at the 7 year mark)
That's been my experience as well... the Delco's I've had outlasted
their warranty, whereas my experience with Sears has led me to believe
they sell you a 3-year battery with a 5-year warranty (at a 5-year
price) so you'll come back for a replacement discount after 3 years.
I will NEVER (ever) buy a Delco. Two crapped out while in warranty and
were replaced by the dealer. One died at the airport while dropping off
my wife and the C5 had to be towed to the dealer. The latest died in
the garage and was replaced this morning with a Wall Mart 3 year
replacement free battery for half the cost of an Optima. Wall Marts are
everywhere and most are open 24 hr/ 7day a week. Car batteries seem to
always die on weekends.
It was no bid deal to install and the C5 is a happy starter now.
Be careful about what type of battery you put in the c-5 ,i know they
changed the type of battery i don't remeber what year.The new style
delco batt for corvette has something in it to prevent it from leaking
(there is a lot of wiring under battery ) is can cause a electrical
THANK YOU David
After three Delco 'original' batteries crapped out without warning, I
replaced the last one with the Wall Mart Every Start. It was 1/3 the
cost of the Delco, has more cranking amps and a better warranty. The
best part is I can get a replacement just about anywhere 24 hours/7 days
I hate to sound like a Wall Mart commercial but I will NEVER but another
Delco battery. They die with no warning and seem to always die in bad
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.