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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2023
I purchased a DieHard battery from Advance Auto Parts in January 2021. I live in Tucson so cold weather is not a factor. It lasted three months. I took it and had a bad cell. Three months later, the new battery did the same thing. Every time they check my alternator everything is good. It’s a bad battery cell. Employee and Advance told me that they got a bad batch of DieHard batteries. I don’t understand why then they’re still selling them and replacing the bad batteries with another bad battery. Here it is November 2023. My warranty is expired and yet again the battery's no good. Will never purchase another DieHard or even purchase from Advance Auto Parts again. Apparently they now own Diehard! Just seems to me that the warranty should go from the last battery installed! Ticked off in Tucson!
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2023
I purchased a Diehard Gold battery for our 2001 Saturn on 4/3/2023. On 10/23/2023, it failed. A load test confirmed it was bad. There are few options when away from home, including trying to deal with a warranty, so it has a new Interstate battery now. I just took the car in to make sure that the charging circuit is OK, which it is. I've had many Diehard batteries since the 1960s, but this experience, along with many reviews I've seen, have convinced me that their quality has suffered a lot in recent years. It only takes one incident like this while out on the road to erase any brand loyalty.
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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2023
Purchased a Silver level DieHard battery on 7/29/21 which comes with a 2 year replacement warranty. In Jan. 2023 the battery died and was replaced with a new one. Today...August 6, 2023...the battery installed in Jan...only 7 months old...failed and I was told because the warranty only ran until 7/29/2023...2 weeks ago. How ridiculous is that? The battery was only 7 months old and they wanted me to pay full price for another just like it. DieHard was a premium quality battery when it was rep'd by Sears. Today they are junk. Why would I even consider another one?
Reviewed April 3, 2023
I purchased a DieHard battery a year ago. Worked fine for everyday use. But now I have a company vehicle. I only drive my personal vehicle on the weekends. Every single time I go to start it, dead battery. I have checked and I don't have a drain. I also checked the alternator and it's good, just a crappy battery. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND anybody to purchase one. Die hard. More like die fast.
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2023
My recent DieHard battery died in exactly two years. Suspicious to me, as my batteries always last 4-6 years. I only start the car an average of maybe 3.5 times a day. The battery was replaced under warranty, but if the next one lasts only two years, then I still haven't reached the lifespan of one good battery. Those batteries that lasted 4-6 years? Many DieHards! What's going on? A mechanic informed me that DieHard is not good anymore since Sears "died." Looked into it further. Advance Auto Parts acquired the DieHard brand on 12/23/2019. From then to the time of this review, all three reviews on ConsumerAffairs were one star. I will not be that harsh. I feel three stars is fair for two years. I simply hope DieHard and Advance Auto see these reviews, and will strive to improve upon their quickly diminishing reputation. Advance Auto, be better please! A Concerned Consumer
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2022
I bought a Platinum DieHard battery in March 2022. It worked great for about two months. Then it would not hold a charge. I took it back to advanced auto where I purchased it. The guy gives me a replacement but gives me a gold instead of platinum like I exchanged. Less than a month later I had to charge the battery. I checked my alternator and for anything on that would cause it to drain and nothing was wrong with my truck. After charging the battery it worked for about three weeks then it was dead again. I tried to charge it and it would not connect to the charger so I bought a new charger same issue. Took the battery to advanced auto and they could not get it to connect to test it. I asked to exchange it and was informed you can only exchange it once. No prorated no nothing. Just buy another battery. Diehard used to stand behind their batteries. Now they are owned and made by advanced auto. DO NOT BUY DIEHARD BATTERIES.
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2022
Bought a diehard silver battery in March of 2022. In August off 2022 the battery will not hold a charge. Alternator and starter are good. Took it back to place of purchase and they said all was good with battery. Wasn’t even 24 hours and it was dead again. They finally replaced it with hesitation and coming up with that maybe I left lights on or I have a bad alternator/starter. Mind you there is a 24 month warranty on it and I have no other issues with my car.
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2020
Based on supposed reviews I had Die Hard battery installed in my car on November 13th. It was a Silver Series 86-1. The very next day the car would not start without a jump. After no help from the mechanic who did the installation I finally opted to take the car to the dealer. They did a complete system electrical check and the end result was the battery had a dead cell. At the time of the check the battery showed 10.2 volts. I had the dealer install a battery and the problem was corrected. It appears that quality control has become less important than satisfying a customer who was inconvenienced greatly. Die Hard was a Great name back in the Sears Days, sadly that time is gone.
Reviewed May 9, 2019
I just replaced my Die Hard Battery today with another Die Hard Battery that I got from Sears. When I asked the clerk when the original one was purchased it was 2011. Incredible that this battery lasted 8 years of hard miles and driving on my car. Even when I turned in the battery it was holding 13volts and still capable of starting the vehicle but unfortunately its cranking power had eventually diminished and it didn't always start my car in the end. It truly lived up to its name of "Die Hard". It NEVER left me stranded, NEVER needed a jump in all the years I had it. It always brought me home. The funny part is that the clerk also told me how long the battery I had before that one lasted and it was 6 years. Go figure 6 years on the first and 8 years on my second Die Hard. These people really know how to make a battery.
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2019
As a loyal Die Hard fan, I purchased the newest gold DieHard only to have it die in 3 months. To make matters worse, Sears would not replace it even though they have a 3 year warranty and was guaranteed. Awful experience. There are numerous better batteries on the market which stand behind their warranty...
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