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Cruze Battery Upgrade Options

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I had this discussion with bartonmd on the FB group earlier today and he provided a few options for battery replacement upgrades over what we have from GM. As you guys may know, the 1.8/1.4T battery tray is adjustable and has plenty of room left for a bigger battery.

Here are the specs for the OEM H5/47 group size, from an AutoCraft Gold battery:

520 Cold cranking amps
7.5" Height
9.57" Length
6.938" Width
Weight: 45 lbs
Price: $161.99

The following two group sizes fit in our battery trays. Here are the specs I found for the Advance Auto AutoCraft Platinum AGM battery. I strongly recommend any AGM battery. I've posted the differences over the OEM battery (assuming the AutoCraft Gold is equivalent or similar) in bolded green. The CCA specs and prices will vary slightly but not by a whole lot.

760 Cold cranking amps (+240 CCA = +46%)
7.5" Height
11" Length
6.938" Width
Weight: 45.66lbs (+0.66lbs = +1.5%)
Price: $174.99 (+$13 = +8%)

850 CCA (+330 CCA = +63%)
7.5" Height
12.44" Length
6.938" Width
Weight: 51.83lbs (+6.83lbs = +15%)
Price: $187.99 (+$26 = +16%)

Here is what the OEM H5 battery looks like in the battery tray:

Here is what the H6/48 battery looks like in the battery tray:

Here's a picture of the H7/94R battery in the Cruze:

Remember, if you have an Advance Auto Parts store near by, there is almost always a 30% coupon available that will knock $50 off the price of a battery. Order online to pick up in store.
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WRONG WRONG WRONG, I was just going to start a new thread on this, because I just picked up a new battery at the GM parts Counter for free! Do Not bring the whole car in to the service area, Take the Battery out, it free replacement for 30 months, it has a secret Date code marked on the top of the battery.. This is the second Gm Battery I have got for free, the first one was two years ago, and now just got my second! This is the best battery ever, mine seems to last exactly 2 years... So today I called my service guy, and he was like NO NO, once your Bumper to bumper runs out so does your Battery warranty,,,All BS, The battery has a 30 month free replacement warranty, you don't need a receipt, the date code is on the battery for warranty, that's how all battery warranties work! Take the battery out, and bring it into the parts counter!
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