Are you about the buy a Walmart car battery and is wondering about their warranty? My son has been working at Walmart for two years now, so for this article he will be my primary source of information backed up by reading on their website. I will keep this super simple so you can skim through and find the information you need.
Quick Tip: If you are about to purchase a new battery from Walmart, make sure to copy the recipe and attach it with your documents in the glove box. The numbers on the printed recipe can fade away as the years go by; that’s why you should save a copy.
Walmart Car Battery Warranty Explained
This will differ for each battery, so read on the description before you purchase or on your current battery.
Walmarts Everystart batteries include a 5-year warranty, the first years you will receive a free battery if anything happens with your first one. The last 2 year you get a pro-rated price on your next battery purchase.
What means pro-rated you ask?
A pro-rated warranty is based on this exact formula.
(Age of battery) Divided by 60 Times the new battery price.
So if you bought your battery 3 years and 5 months ago, the age will equal 41 months and let’s say the price of your new battery is 100 bucks. Then the following formula would be the following:
41 / 60 * 100 = 68.33$
68.33$ Would then be the price of your new battery. You can calculate this yourself or use my calculator below.
Walmart prorated battery warranty calculator
If you are like me and dont like math at all this Walmart prorated battery warranty calculator will help you calculate the cost of your new Walmart battery by using the formula mention above.
Does the new battery I get as a replacement come with its own new warranty, effectively restarting a warranty?
The short answer is no because of the old warranty you have is still active.
To restart the Walmarts warranty process you need to buy a new battery at full price. There is a lot of people sending in claims because of this, but in reality, it makes a lot of sense since Walmart cant give away free batteries either. But it should be mentioned during your second battery purchase, sadly this is often skipped or forgotten.
This is what you have to do to claim the warranty
Before you leave you need to know how to approach the employes and Walmart. I have seen a lot of complaints at Walmarts warranty, service and all that, but I think it’s essential you do your part as well before you file a complaint.
What I mean by this is that the employes at Wallmart aren’t graduated in Walmarts warranty and policies, they probably got a short brief on the basic warranty they give on the most product which is usually 90 days.
Which means they have no clue how Walmarts battery warranty works, that is why it’s your job to stand by your ground and let know what their policy actually is. Dont be rude about it, approach it in a polite, but firm way.
If you tried the nice approach and they didnt help you out then call on their manager. The manager will often resolve the issue and help you out. If that doesn’t work either, well shame on them and then file a complaint or contact their customer service. I will show you how to do this in the F.A.Q section.
My experience with Walmarts Car Battery Warranty
I have used Walmart for both installation and supplier for my ford since its life existence, and I must say I have not had any unpleasant experiences with them what so ever. I do make sure to store my recipe safely either in their app or in the glove apartment as I mentioned earlier.
Approaching them in a friendly manner and knowing what my rights have usually solved my issue. I do live in a smaller town so the people who work there know me which could impact my great experience, but again I do think if you have my tips in mind you will come further in your try. The employes are humans, if your treat them well you will be treated well, at least in most cases.
Do I need receipt for Walmart battery warranty?
No, If you bought an Everstart battery at Walmart they will go by the warranty length that is stated no the battery.
If you are returning to the same store you bought the battery in the first place you can give them the date of purchase and they can find the receipt for you. If you have the serial number on the battery you should bring it along since it can help during the search of your recipe.
Does Walmart replace car batteries?
Yes, if you bought the battery at Walmart they will install it for you for free, but this can only be done at Walmart Auto Care Center location. You need to bring the battery with you to that location since they do not store or deliver parts there.
Does my car need a new battery?
You can see if you need a new battery by testing the voltage of your current battery, this can easily be done with a multimeter. There are a few signs that your car will give you when its time to change the battery. The most common signs are the battery led-light on your car display and a slow starting car also recognized with a “rur rur rur” sound.
Where can I file a complaint to Walmart?
If you have any further questions just ask them in the comment section or refers to Walmarts battery guide.
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