NAPA Marine Battery Warranty (What’s Covered, Claims + More)


NAPA Marine Battery Warranty

NAPA is traditionally recognized for the auto industry side of its marketing and retail. Maybe that’s because of its association with NASCAR racing or maybe it’s because its stores are dominated by products specifically for automobiles.

Whatever it is, NAPA also happens to sell batteries for the marine industry as well. 

NAPA’s warranties on their marine batteries are specific to each battery. Of course, several batteries will end up having what is essentially the same warranty, especially in terms of length, but going through their marine batteries individually is the only way to determine the exact warranty on certain marine batteries. 

Since the batteries all offer various warranties, we’ll cover them by marine battery type and try to keep similar coverage batteries all lumped into the same category to avoid any additional confusion.

NAPA offers 20, different marine batteries, most of which come with a quick and easy 3-month return and others that have 12-month returns. 

NAPA Marine Starting Batteries

NAPA doesn’t actually have a breakdown of their warranty process and some of them have marine batteries available on their website that have opposing warranty information.

For instance, if you go to this page, you will see the NAPA Marine Starting Battery.

The claim at the top of the page states that there is a 12-month free replacement warranty on this battery. However, if you scroll down to the first small print paragraph, it states that “Each NAPA Marine Starting Battery is made in the U.S., and backed by a 3-Month Free Replacement Warranty.”

It can’t be both ways, so the only logical way to approach it is to go with what the battery is labeled as at the top of the page.

In this case, the battery is a NAPA Marine Starting Battery 12 Months Free Replacement BCI No. 24. 

NAPA Battery TypeBattery WarrantyPrice
NAPA Marine Starting Battery BAT# 8261  12 months free replacement  $84.59
NAPA Marine Starting Battery BAT# 8304  12 months free replacement  $134.99
NAPA Marine Starting Battery BAT# 8307  12 months free replacement  $161.09
NAPA Marine Starting Battery BAT# 8305  12 months free replacement  $131.39
NAPA Marine Starting Battery BAT# 8303  12 months free replacement  $107.99

All of the standard, NAPA Marine Starting Batteries come with a 12-month, free replacement policy.

That means that if anything fails that is a manufacturer’s fault, such as the battery dying for no particular reason or not lasting as it should, NAPA will replace it for free, within that 12 months. 

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Marine Starting Deep Cycle Batteries

Deep cycle batteries differ from starting batteries in that they provide a constant and steady current over long periods of time.

Starting batteries alone are designed for large outbursts of energy in short time frames. 

NAPA Battery TypeWarrantyPrice
NAPA Marine Starting Deep Cycle Battery BAT# 8301  12 months free replacement    $125.09
NAPA Marine Starting Deep Cycle Battery BAT# 8302  12 months free replacement    $107.09
NAPA Marine Starting Deep Cycle Battery BAT# 8231  3 months free replacement  $159.29
NAPA Marine Starting Deep Cycle Battery BAT# 8276  3 months free replacement    $242.09
NAPA Marine Starting Deep Cycle Battery BAT# 8274  3 months free replacement    $260.09

Only 2 out of the 5 available deep cycle/starting battery that NAPA offers comes with a 12-month free replacement warranty. Their 3 more expensive options are dropped down to a 3-month replacement warranty. 

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NAPA Gel Commercial and Marine Battery

NAPA’s gel batteries are designed for both commercial and private use and are primarily used as either starting or deep cycle batteries.

Gel batteries have a few advantages, such as leak-free, ant-spillage properties and they tend to last longer than traditional batteries. 

NAPA Battery TypesWarrantyPrice
NAPA Gel Commercial and Marine Battery BAT# 8272    3 months free replacement    $320.39
NAPA Gel Commercial and Marine Battery BAT# 8275    3 months free replacement    $755.99
NAPA Gel Commercial and Marine Battery BAT# 8244    3 months free replacement    $386.99
NAPA Gel Commercial and Marine Battery BAT# 8273    3 months free replacement    $616.49

NAPA Marine Battery

Last but not least, we have the standard, NAPA Marine Battery. These batteries are traditionally used to run trolling motors, mechanized fishing equipment, and power other onboard devices. 

NAPA Battery TypesWarrantyPrice
    NAPA Marine Battery BAT# 8270      12 months free replacement      $112.49
  NAPA Marine Battery BAT# 8240    12 months free replacement    $100.79
    NAPA Marine Battery BAT# ES27      3 months free replacement      $320.39
  NAPA Marine Battery BAT# ESU135    3 months free replacement    $131.39
NAPA Marine Battery BAT#ES24  3 months free replacement  $275.39
NAPA Marine Battery BAT# ES22NF  3 months free replacement  $275.39

NAPA Battery Replacement Claims

This is one of those instances, where the only option to claim a free replacement, is to take your marine battery to your local store. You can’t mail NAPA a battery and you can’t start the process online. 

So long as you are inside of the free replacement window and whatever is wrong with the battery is not due to damage caused by you, negligence, or any other misuse, then NAPA will replace it for free. 

NAPA will also pro-rate batteries, which is essentially determined by how long past the service expiration date you have gone before you bring the battery in.

If nothing else, it will make your next battery purchase a little cheaper.

All Things Considered

Since NAPA applies the warranty differently with different batteries, it’s safe to check this list before you make a purchase, as you will have to look up the individual batteries with NAPA to determine how many months you get where a free replacement is valid.

References

https://media.napaonline.com/is/content/GenuinePartsCompany/

Lindsey

Lindsey graduated with an MBA in 2009. Since then, Lindsey has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Lindsey is also the head writer and Co-founder of Rvandplaya.com. Lindsey is based in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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