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The last car two batteries I've had replaced were free due to failing within the 48 month warranty. (In fact, one was a day late, but Sam's gave me a new one anyway.)

That's quite a difference from the old prorated warranty, where a failure at month 46 got you 2/48 off a new battery. But, you have to keep the paperwork, and also know to go to the same place where you got the first one.

Charging $300 to diagnose the Check Engine Lamp is excessive. Autozone does it for free. I also bought a widget that connects to the ALDL connector and has a USB connection to my laptop, and I can read the codes myself (cost ~$49 from Amazon).
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