This is for My 2009 Vibe base model.
I went to Valvoline for an oil change, and they tested my car’s battery, it failed. One month shy of being 4 years old. It is an Ever Start Maxx, mad by Exide. The battery measured 565 CCA, while being rated at 750 CCA. I don’t have my light dimming when I use the A/C, or anything else, the electrical accessories all work normally. I also live in the Snow Belt; not winter yet, but…
I’m a bit curious about the ratings I see in Consumer Reports, they do seem to be biased, at times. I almost feel they are advertising some brands, or models; for instance, they gave the Toyota Tacoma a bad rating, partially, due to it’s ride–it is a darn truck people, figure it out!
They did give this battery a “thuimbs up,” and the Interstate battery. Some Interstate batteries are also made by Exide. I’ve been happy with this battery’s performance. Should I trust the test results, at an oil-change center, or go rogue, and get a JC, EP, or another Exide-made battery?