Minton Auto Parts Blog
Winter is here! Be prepared for harsh weather this year. Already much of the country is going through some cold storms. Make sure your battery is fully charged, your wipers are in good condition and your tires are ready for that winter storm.
Most new parts stores offer 1-3 year warranty on your batteries, depending on which model or brand you purchase. They also offer free installation and alternator testing when you purchase your battery with them.
If you're low on cash and want to save, some salvage yards will sell you batteries off used cars which might still be in good condition and have a long life left ahead of them. When we buy salvage cars, the first thing we do is remove that battery and test it. If the battery is still usable holds charge, we offer it to our customers looking for a deal. Usually new batteries at Walmart go for $80+. At our yard, you can find that same battery for $25. That's huge savings on used batteries that came off a car that was driving.
Next time you go by your local salvage yard, ask if they sell used batteries and ask them to test it. If they don't have a tester, you can buy on on amazon or eBay for $19. Its always a handy tool to have in your garage.
Salvage yards are always looking to make a buck or too off parts they would normally sell as scrap! Its a win/win for the salvage yard as well as the customer.