Three years ago I bought an Interstate battery, which my mechanic installed for $130. This morning in front of my children's pre-school, my car was dead. I got my neighbor to give me a jump with my jumper cables, which I purchased 3 weeks ago.
I went to my trusty and trustworthy mechanic Hiro and he told me that while my battery was low due to a lack of driving (I drive only 4,500 miles a year), the battery was fine. "Just drive on the freeway for a half hour," he said. "Take a joy ride and it should be fine."
But I got to thinking: "I took my family on a 130-mile trip to San Clemente over the weekend. If Hiro didn't want to sell me a battery, I'd get one from someone else. So my neighbor Joe, the same person who gave me a jump, recommended the Sears Platinum.
Talk about sticker shock. I just spent $275 installed. Was it worth it? I better get 10 years or at least the life of my 2007 Maxima on that thing.