X2! A mechanic friend who knows guys in the Wmart garage said they‘ve told him that most of their “low end”(cheap!) auto batteries are “same ones“ as their pricier ones in different wrappers/labelling! One yr basic, full replacement warranties! Keep your receipts JIC!I am replacing my trolling motor battery this year it still works and holds a charge but I saw the date on top 2010.I have really good luck with Walmart batteries.I use them in all my vehicles and equipment.
Good luck with that. I heard, I think on a Joe Rogan podcast, where his guest informed us that the largest, minable deposit of Lithium is in northern Mexico. China had an agreement to purchase the property, and get the permits enabling it to mine there. Guess what the advance crews they sent out there ran into? You guessed it, the drug cartels!Friend of mine just bought a 24v lithium battery, $1500 with an 11 year warranty. Not a break even for me yet. I think I will wait hoping prices will come down.
Simple math.. 31 AGM's @ $200 each x 3 = $600 for 5 years and hundreds of charges.If looking to invest extra money I think the bang for the buck would be in Lithium. I spent my latest vote-buying stimulus check on a pair of LiFePo4 batteries. (You can find them for around $600/apiece). I will see a minimum of 10 years of life out of them.
I had a hard time cost justifying the Lithium batteries too... that is why I spent someone else's money on them. LOL.Simple math.. 31 AGM's @ $200 each x 3 = $600 for 5 years and hundreds of charges.
Lith @ $600 x 3 = $1800.00 for 10 years.
I can buy 15 years of 31 AGM's for the same price, and have the same performance.
I had a hard time cost justifying the Lithium batteries too... that is why I spent someone else's money on them. LOL.
As an unexpected bonus, the on the water performance of these batteries is impressive. My t-motor runs faster and longer with them... at the beginning of the day they have given me a half MPH boost... by the end of the day the MPH advantage is +1 MPH. (I make a long run back to the ramp on the electric only lake that I fish. The SLA batteries would always show a drop off in performance as I run the motor on the highest setting. The Lithium battery shows no drop off under the same conditions for me. Hot runs are now worry free where I used to worry how my juice my the batteries would have.)