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Advance Auto Parts

2 star rating 1 Review

(770) 592-0477(770) 592-0477 View Website »

4489 Canton RdMarietta, GA 30066

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Business overview

Part type

  • Large Trucks

Payments Accepted

  • Debit Card

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Battery scheme, 6/22/2010

The batteries places like this sell are to be considered temporary until you can afford a good one from NAPA or a good brand name like Champion, DieHard, etc. I've had my third battery (in three... different vehicles) go bad in less than two years. When you go up there to have it tested, it always tests "OK" of course. Hmm, wonder what sort of algorithm that little battery tester they use utilizes? Let me take a stab at it: "If Battery is equal or greater than .0005 volts, then OK". In other words, no battery is ever bad and no battery ever needs replaced. Heaven forbid you actually convince them to honor their warranty, as your information will be conveniently missing from their computer system... and guess what? Not in the computer, then they have to assume that battery, which is branded with a big ol' pretty sticker sporting Advance's in-house brand didn't come from them. Then, they'll go into this speil about how they lose several billions of dollars (or was it gazillions?) per minute due to customers ripping them off with battery warranties. Bite the bullet and buy a good battery from elsewhere. It's not worth being stranded then as added insult, to be told your failed cheap-o battery is "OK".

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Advance Auto Parts - Marietta, GA -  dei_east

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Battery scheme

The batteries places like this sell are to be considered temporary until you can afford a good one from NAPA or a good brand name like Champion, DieHard, etc. I've had my third battery (in three different vehicles) go bad in less than two years. When you go up there to have it tested, it always tests "OK" of course. Hmm, wonder what sort of algorithm that little battery tester they use utilizes? Let me take a stab at it: "If Battery is equal or greater than .0005 volts, then OK". In other words, no battery is ever bad and no battery ever needs replaced. Heaven forbid you actually convince them to honor their warranty, as your information will be conveniently missing from their computer system... and guess what? Not in the computer, then they have to assume that battery, which is branded with a big ol' pretty sticker sporting Advance's in-house brand didn't come from them. Then, they'll go into this speil about how they lose several billions of dollars (or was it gazillions?) per minute due to customers ripping them off with battery warranties. Bite the bullet and buy a good battery from elsewhere. It's not worth being stranded then as added insult, to be told your failed cheap-o battery is "OK".

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