Here are my suggestions. I was going to buy the Optima but for one third the price I went with the highly rated EverStart MAXX-35N (North).Hello,
I have been reading all the battery problem posts and just do not want the headache, if I am one of the lucky ones.
What do you recommend to be the Best Battery to buy to replace the Ascent Battery and why? Thanks for all your comments
https://www.ascentforums.com/threads/battery-issues.6475/page-2#post-90807I’m picking up my new Ascent tomorrow and am considering replacing the OEM battery asap. Any recommendations that fit the Ascent ? (Is it a group 35 battery?) I’m considering this Bosch along with the much cheaper EverStart above: https://www.pepboys.com/bosch-platinum-series-agm-battery-group-size-35/product/838876?CID=sem_dr_pd_ANEP|PB:G|TT:SN_LIA|CD:Battery|CSIY|GT:GEN_C&ef_id=CMrbhPfW2OICFRS2wAodd7YGCw:G:s&gclid=CMrbhPfW2OICFRS2wAodd7YGCw&lw_id=241469134262---g&s_kwcid=AL!5242!3!241469134262!!!g!386216362772!
Then it's likely the Johnson Control batteries, aka big box store batteries. Those tend to last about 3yrs +/- several of months.i think white/clear Panasonic is only on Japan made cars, and US made cars have all black battery
Johnson Controls makes batteries for vehicle OEMs, big box stores, branded batteries, the military, you name it. They will make any battery to the purchaser's specifications. So if Subaru said they wanted 500,000 batteries as inexpensively made as possible, that's what they would get. If Walmart ordered 900,000 batteries with superior specifications for their high rated MAXX-N line, that's what they would get. If Bosch ordered 30,000 batteries with the best possible specs, that's what they would get.Then it's likely the Johnson Control batteries, aka big box store batteries. Those tend to last about 3yrs +/- several of months.
I'm trying out Interstate battery now on our 2016 Forester.
Wall-mart site says this battery doesn't fit Ascent....?
Hmm.....I was wondering if this is possible. I have lithium charger to jump battery and charge other devices.You could keep your Ascent battery charged with a small lithium powered battery charger. The lithium charger can then, in turn, be recharged in your apartment.