The battery is the most important part of the electric system in your car. It gives your car the power it needs to start, run the air conditioner, and keep the headlights on. Because of this, a car battery needs to be reliable, last a long time, and always work well. But not every battery is perfect when it comes out of the factory. Some batteries won’t charge, won’t hold a charge, or won’t work the way they’re supposed to because of problems with how they were made.
ACDelco batteries are some of the most popular on the market, and they are known for being reliable, durable, and long-lasting. ACDelco’s batteries come with a 12- to 42-month warranty, which is well within the average life of a battery. ACDelco batteries are sold all over the world, but most of the ACDelco batteries sold in the United States are made in North America.
If your ACDelco batteries are giving you trouble, you can have them checked at their service and retail centres. Your battery may need to be replaced because of a problem with the materials or the way it was made.
What are battery date codes
Manufacturers put date codes on batteries to show what, when, and where the batteries were made. It also lets you figure out how old your battery is and whether or not it’s still under warranty.
Most car batteries last anywhere from two to five years. If your battery is old, it may not hold a charge as well as it used to. You may need to get a new one. Also, if the warranty was for a certain amount of time, it may no longer be valid.
When buying a new battery, it goes without saying that a brand-new one is better than an old one. Before buying a new battery, you should check to see if your old one is still covered by the warranty. This will help you avoid spending extra money.
Where to find the battery date code
The date code on ACDelco batteries is in the alphanumeric format, which means it has both letters and numbers. Most of the time, the code is written on the tag on top of your ACDelco battery. The date code can be hard to find, especially if there are other codes on the battery tag, like the model or serial number. The battery date code is different, though, because it usually starts with the letter “P” or “S,” then three numbers, and then another letter.
What do these codes mean
The series of your ACDelco battery is shown by the first letters. “P” means “Professional Series,” “S” means “Advantage/60-Series,” “H” means “Heavy Duty,” “K” means “Voyager/Marine,” and “M” means “Maintenance Free.”
The next three numbers tell you when the battery was made, in what month and year. The first two numbers tell you what month it is, and the last number tells you what year it is. The code for January is “01,” the code for February is “02,” and so on. The code for December is “12.” As for the year it was made, the code only has the last number of the year. If your battery was made in 2019, the date code will only have the number “9.” This could make it hard to tell the difference between batteries made before 2010, since one made in 2019 could look like one made in 2009. If you don’t know when your battery was made, you can ask your ACDelco service centre or a store for help.
The plant code, which is the last character, tells you where your battery was made. Most likely, ACDelco will use this part of the code to find out where your bad battery came from. Please look at the picture below from ACDelco as a guide.
How to read the ACDelco battery date code
Look at the picture below to see how to read the battery code on your ACDelco battery. On its tag, this battery has a date code of “P039R,” which is in red. This means that this ACDelco battery is from the Professional Series and was made at plant “R” in March 2019. (Picture taken, replace if needed)
How does ACDelco’s warranty work?
ACDelco’s batteries come with a limited warranty that doesn’t cost anything. This means that ACDelco will give you a new battery for free if your old one doesn’t hold a charge within the time period covered by the warranty. Depending on the battery series, ACDelco’s warranty period can be anywhere from 12 months to 42 months. The warranty period starts from the date that the replacement battery was bought.
If your ACDelco battery is the original battery that came with your new GM vehicle, it is covered by a limited warranty for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first for Chevrolet and GMC. The limited warranty for Cadillac and Buick is 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. In both cases, you have to take the original battery to a GM dealership to get a new one.
Things to know before claiming warranty
It is important to remember that ACDelco’s warranty doesn’t cover all damage to your battery. The battery warranty only covers problems with the materials or the way they were made. It does not cover damages caused by, but not limited to, the following:
Using the battery for something other than what it was made for;
Standard wear and tear;
Because of carelessness, changes, or accidents;
Long-term storage or light use that causes the battery to die;
Problems with the electricity, such as a short circuit, too much load, or bad wiring;
How to claim under the warranty
If you want to have your warranty-covered battery replaced, you must take the battery and your dated sales receipt to an ACDelco service centre or store. ACDelco technicians will check your battery for flaws in the materials or the way it was made and figure out what’s wrong with it. If the battery turns out to be bad, ACDelco will give you a new battery with the same amount of power for free.
Will the new replacement battery covered by a warranty
The new battery will get the rest of the warranty that came with the old one. This means that if the second battery fails, the warranty will be based on the original date of purchase, not the date when the first battery was replaced.