Does Costco Install Car Batteries? (Do This Instead)

Costco is a huge supplier of food and other household items generally found in bulk, which means customers get more products at a lower price than other grocery stores.

However, does this apply to car batteries too? And if so, will Costco help you install the new battery on-site? Keep on reading to find out!

Does Costco Install Car Batteries In 2022?

Costco does not install car batteries for any vehicle type as of 2022. However, Costco customers can purchase car batteries in the warehouse at discounted prices that can be installed elsewhere (Walmart, AutoZone, Pep Boys, etc). 

To learn more about Costco’s range of car batteries, member deals, and alternative places to get your car battery replaced, keep on reading!

Costco Car Battery Prices

Costco does not sell car batteries in bulk, but they still do offer some great competitive prices.

Depending on the vehicle, Costco charges anywhere from $60-$100 for their batteries; this can be a difference of $15 up to $40 compared to other retailers that sell car batteries. 

Additionally, there can sometimes be a fee that Costco charges (around $15 for a core charge). However, you can waive this fee if you return an old car battery for them to recycle. 

Battery Types Available at Costco

Costco carries the Interstate Batteries brand, a well-known and long-time producer of car batteries.

Costco offers two different types of batteries from this brand: Standard Flood Batteries and Absorbed Glass-matt Batteries (AGM).

  • The Standard Flood Batteries are usually used for sedans and smaller cars
  • The AGM batteries are designed to offer ultimate performance for power-hungry luxury vehicles that might have aftermarket accessories. However, not every vehicle requires an AGM battery; to check, visit the Costco website to determine if your vehicle needs one.

Alternatives For Getting Your Battery Installed

While Costco does not install car batteries, several other services sell and install batteries at competitive prices.

Here are just a few options for Costco customers:

  • Advanced Auto Parts
  • Oreilly Auto
  • Batteries Plus
  • Pep Boys
  • Walmart

Does Costco Offer Warranties For Their Batteries?

Costco generally offers a 36-month limited warranty for their car batteries.

However, the warranty replacement time can vary depending on each battery type. All warranty information will be printed on the battery label.

Buying a Car Battery Online From Costco

The first option is to go online to Costco’s website and search for car batteries.

You’ll find a few fields where you can input specific information about your vehicle (make, model, year, engine type, etc.) on the website. 

Costco can then determine whether there is a car battery at a nearby Costco that you can purchase.

If there are no car batteries at the Costco nearest to you, then a different zip code can be used to search for the battery you need at other locations.  

Fo more car related services from Costco, you may be interested in their oil change service (which has been discontinued), Costco battery core charge, and their car leasing programs.

Conclusion

Costco does not install car batteries for their customers, even if they buy the battery from the store. However, because of the store’s low prices, customers are likely to save more money by purchasing a new car battery from the store and either install the battery themselves or go to another store to have the battery installed for a fee.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of QuerySprout.com.

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