How much are kirkland car batteries at costco?

We were able find a variety of Costco's Kirkland Signature automobile batteries at a variety of price points. Not all Costco locations have this brand of battery available for sale.

The least expensive battery we found supplies 760 amps of power (610 amps of cold cranking power at 32°F); model #12873 costs around $66.99. The highest priced Kirkland auto battery we found was model #12866; it supplies 1,000 amps/850 amps, and costs around $94.99.

Sources suggest that when you return a battery to Costco within 36 month you will receive a full refund minus the disposal fee. Expect to pay a disposal fee again if you buy a new battery.

CarsDirect.com calls Kirkland car batteries one of the 7 best car batteries for your vehicle. Find a lengthy discussion on the battery at ConsumerPete.

Need advice? Find Consumer Report's car battery buying guide here.

In battery buzz, Ford Motor Company and Samsung SDI recently announced a fuel saving dual-battery system for gas-powered cars that combines a 12-volt lead-acid battery with a lithium-ion battery. Also in the works is a longer-term ultra-lightweight lithium-ion battery that could eventually replace traditional lead-acid batteries altogether. Find out more from The Wall Street Journal.

Updated on Monday, October 06 2014 at 02:48AM EDT
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