Two brands of battery that receive high ratings are the Kirkland Signature and the EverStart, both of which users say are affordable and reliable. The Kirkland is available at CostCo, and the EverStart is available at Wal-Mart.
Other top batteries are AC Delco, Duralast, Delco, DieHard, NAPA and Optima. The Duralast is especially good in cold climates, as it generally starts in freezing temperatures. DieHard and Optima, meanwhile, are known for being long-lasting. Customers also should check features such as the cranking amps of each battery before buying to ensure that they match the specifications in the vehicle's user manual.