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    Paul Y.: Doubt that same battery was even hooked up to the truck...

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    Vincent C.: NB: Canadian Tire sent me an email about the Eliminator battery but refused to post my response on their site...... I purchased an Eliminator battery for my car a few years ago, and after spending close to $200.00 with taxes, the battery was just ok for the first year and eventually, my car failed to start. After having my car checked out, it was deemed the battery was faulty. I was given a sub-par battery as replacement and a $25.00 gift card, and was told Canadian Tire will no longer produce the "eliminator". Needless to say the replacement battery didn't last 6 months. I've since replaced it with an Interstate battery and my car has been running problem free for almost 2 years now.The strange thing is I was told NOT to buy Canadian Tire batteries by a few friends, but thought I would "buy Canadian" Not any longer I'm sad to say. Save yourself the grief and buy INTERSTATE

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    Yikes!


    Michael H.: I bought a battery for my 2008 Ford Fusion SEL V6 and when I got it home to put in the car, it wouldn't even fit, be careful, as Canadian Tire might not even have the right parts for your vehicle. Ended up buying from dealership instead, with a better warranty and better service

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTH8R View Post
    Marc N.D.: Had an Eliminator Battery for 2 Yrs and after 1 Yr it would't keep its charge, they charged it but still no good and this early winter at -10 it froze on me and cracked and their nice warranty says if it freezes they don't cover that. So their batteries are just good for summer months and in the winter when it's cold you got to bring your battery in the garage to keep it from freezing !!! Its full of same story on the web, great warranty guys, you always have a way out and the consumer never wins ! My car was in order too !

    Crappy claims they want 'look into' Marc's issue. This highlights another flaw in the "Stealer Dealer" system that Crappy unwisely chose:

    Marc N.D.: Too late, went to see Mgr at (2) stores and both very strong on the loop hole that if battery freezes, we don't want to even talk to you !!! What a way to treat customers. This was at Dieppe,NB and Mountain Road,Moncton,NB stores. So I threw out my warranty receipt and swallowed their response and told them they lost my business and went to buy a GOOD Battery elsewhere where they treat you like a valued customer !!! Both stores didn't respect the customer service you preach and I know as being a Mgr Cust Service myself in a Bank, I know what customer service is and that an't what I received at both of your stores, was treated like dirt and they even told me I NEGLECTED my battery, imagine that !!! I run my car to and back from wk (2008 Honda Civic, in order).
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    So the next "test" turned out to be, cracking open the battery case. Luckily it was the AGM type.

    There were lots of comments, but fell under 2 groups: 1) what a stupid test this was and 2) what crappy batteries CT sells and doesn't support.




    Mario M.: I don't know if I'm impressed with this or is it completely useless I mean how often is my battery is going to get split By a wood splitter ???

    Joel C.: What does this have to do with anything automotive wise?!

    Tyson W.: They never showed the origanal battery still in truck that the booster cables were hooked to ....

    Jeremy T.: look at this non sense

    Mike B.: Such a huge failure rate.Exide's rejected batteries bought cheap in bulk....... want a good one"Interstate"

    Alan L.: Three garbage Eliminator batteries in the garage all less than 3 years old all have been exchanged for the one time replacement. All are worth 8$ each for scrap. I have a 5 year old Interstate battery in my farm truck starts every time. #interstatebattery

    Brian P.: That'll be useful for when my battery suddenly shears in half on the highway.

    Marco L.: Give ...... Me ... A break

    Brad L.: They call it neglect. So even if your vehicle started you can get warranty from it. All there commercials are pointless. Stand behind your word and warranty it when it dosent work because it is frozen

    Brad L.: I really don't see y these commercials are being put out. As soon as your battery is frozen they won't warranty it.

    Sabi M.: This suck don't buy this

    Colin L.: If I do this and it doesn't work. No warranty for me

    J.w. G.: What a waste of time.

    Rick M.: Built in China for people who live in Canada. There is no Canadian left in Canadian tire. 90% of everything on their shelves is made in China. Unless it is a name brand product. If the Canadian tire name is on it. It is almost always just off the boat. Shame....\\

    Jim B.: Your batteries SUCK!

    Adam B.: That is so messed up. And a lot of bull. So stupid it's funny.

    Ryan R.: Lol, the hi five just adds to the laughs.

    Dan H.: My buddy has one in his truck and Iv had to boost it twice

    Peter B.: They actually only split the plastic outer casing from front to back but most of the lead cells which generate the power are in line with the splitter and still intact so the electric current still passes to the +/- terminals which is very misleading by CT !!!

    Andrew S.: I dont see the point to this. Noones going to run a battery thats been split in half...

    Marc L.: I noticed they didn't use a Yardworks log splitter. Ha

    Ken F.: Would never buy a battery (or anything automotive) at Canadian Tire again. Bought 2 for my truck, one was no good, brought it back less than a week later. Counter guy says he took it in back and tested it, works fine. No warranty. A week later it froze and I threw both of them in the garbage and went to a reputable battery dealer.

    Vito M.: who are they triying to fool. i am a shop owner for over 25 years if anyone actually believes this. you must believe in the toothfairy. lol lol.

    Terry C.: I have one 6 months old and frozen

    Rex Q.: Just don't try to get warranty. I had one fail in less than a year Girl at CT in Lewisport would not give me a dime I had the warranty card and bill She said there was a tag missing Yup The last battery you will ever buy. Wat a crock of sh@&

    Jrod D.: Canadian tire sucks. And treats their employees like garbage

    Dany G.: Sooo fake !!!

    Darrell M.: Horseshit

    James S.: Make an electric with a battery with a 200 year life span. Then I'll b impressed. But fist bumping cuz u pushed the on button on the log splitter is insulting.

    Bryan R.: That's funny the first battery split top to bottom and the one they put the jumper cables on the top blue part wasn't broke. Video time 46 seconds and look

    Jay Me.: This is just as stupid as the truck made of ice commercial

    Jeremy M.: Why would anyone ever do this? What is the purpose of this? Who thought this is a good idea? Marketing people should be held accountable for bad commercials and sent far away.

    Jeff S.: Funny, this ad came to me and says my wife ''likes" canadian tire. She didn't even have the ad on her phone...wtf

    Todd R.: But the truck drove up and parked, they took a battery out of the back and crushed it, then hooked up jumper cables, why wouldn't the truck start, it has a perfectly good battery under the hood, you can see it at the end when they close the hood. I am baffled by the relevance.

    Kevin F.: We don't want to start our trucks when the battery is split, we want to start it when it's cold and the battery is a month old!

    Marnie S.: Never again would I buy this, lasted a week before we had to return it!

    Mark K.: Dumbest commercial ever

    Malcolm F.: I've never had a CT battery intact start a vehicle. I'd rather spend a extra 100 on a name brand and have it work.

    Derek K.: Cause I wanna log split my battery and then put in my truck to start are you retard canadian tire

    Al D.: That's what should b done with all their crap batteries!!!

    Warren S.: Good to in case you're in the woods and accidentally put your battery in the splitter instead of a log

    Joshua A.: Dumbest commercial ever

    Kevin B.: I don't see how that test is relevant to the purpose of a car battery.

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    Marc-André G.: Haha i bought a battery for my 2008 mazdaspeed 3 and it did not fit properly. (Not tall enough) i then tried to return it but the employee told me i could not do so because i had already installed it and drove with it. (From my work to their store is like 2km). The employee then proceeded to tell me that my battery box must have been modified and that was the reason the battery did not fit. Keep in mind that i had my non working OEM battery with me there. All of this lead me to leaving my car (without a proper battery) in the canadian tire parking lot because i could not return the wrong battery and buy the proper one. The next day i had to take my mother's van to drive to another store to return this battery that does not fit my car. Finally it worked. We just found a battery that was the right Cold crank and right size without having to go through the stupid computer. All of this would have been avoided if i could have returned the battery that did not fit my car. Not my fault at all. What a waste of time. I would have went to the dealer but it was the weekend. Also i know my car better than anyone that works there so dont try to tell me my battery box is modified. What a joke.

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    David N.: don't buy these garbage batteries from canadian tire, all they do is fail. and its not an easy task to get it exchanged in store.

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    Stephen C.: In thirty years as a class a mechanic here in Ontario the most common failed battery I replace is Motomaster. Buy a Delco or an interstate.

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    Barbara G.: Fyi - it is the type of oil you are using - not your battery - that plays the biggest role in whether your car will start in really cold temps. Want it to always start & not have to worry about plugging it in- run synthetic!

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    Kevin M.: i would never buy another eliminator battery in my life suppose to have a lifetime warranty maybe they do but not in north sydney what a ripoff never again


    Kevin M.: the battery started to swell and wouldnt charge brought it back they tried to charge it and it wouldnt charge i went down a week later to pick it up and it was gone please dont waste your money peole

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