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EverStart Maxx-24S (South)
 
Approximate retail price:
$80
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Type: Group 24 & 24F car batteries
About - EverStart Maxx-24S (South)

The EverStart Maxx-24S (South) is part of the car battery test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, car battery models like the Maxx-24S (South) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Life:
Life test measures how a battery endures repeated charge-and-discharge cycles at hot-climate engine-compartment temperatures. The more cycles endured while maintaining a higher voltage, the higher the score.

Reserve capacity:
Reserve capacity estimates how long batteries can run a car if the charging system fails.

CCA:
CCA performance reflects voltage at our load of half the average claimed CCA for each group size after cranking for 15 seconds at 0ยบ F. We charged batteries at the 14.5 volts that vehicles typically supply, rather than the higher voltage that manufacturers use. Batteries charged at the lower voltage met BCI voltage standards for a fully charged battery.
About This Brand

Available at Walmart stores.

Features & Specs - EverStart Maxx-24S (South)
info Handle Yes
info Has removable caps Yes
info Claimed CCA 700
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User Reviews - EverStart Maxx-24S (South)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Review at 36 months old
12/30/2013
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Comment:
I have had this battery for 36 months now without a failure. Usually I change them out at 36 months, but this battery is still going strong so I'll go another 6 months or until it fails. Consumer Reports shows this battery to be the best in the 24F size group.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Disappointed based on ratings
1/21/2012
Pros
Free Repalcement
Cons
Did not last
Over priced
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought the battery 8/2011, it failled on 1/2012. As luck would have it I was at [@]when it failed. I do commend the [@] service folks for making quick work of the replacement as well as the warranty replacement at no cost. Will there another individual exchanged a similar battery that had failed. I'm a seeing a pattern here I don't like.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good Battery
11/20/2011
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Cons
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Comment:
I am on my 2nd battery each has lasted 3-4 years!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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