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Source of sealed batteries ?

Question, where do you buy golf cart batteries locally, or rather sealed lead acid batteries in general ? I don't know if they sell them at the auto parts store, I don't recall ever seeing them there. I know you can order them, and of course you can cut off your own leg and give it to the folks at West Marine, but I wonder where the local users of these kind of batteries get theirs ? There must be some sort of distribution chain that brings them to all the towns across America, but what kind of a shop would carry them ? What are they used in besides golf carts ?
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Look in the local phone book for a battery distributor. Most will sell to the public, and most major cities or metro areas have a few to choose from.

BTW, most golf cart batteries are wet-cell lead acid, not AGM or Gel VRLA-type sealed batteries.

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Look in the local phone book for a battery distributor. Most will sell to the public, and most major cities or metro areas have a few to choose from.

BTW, most golf cart batteries are wet-cell lead acid, not AGM or Gel VRLA-type sealed batteries.
Thanks sailing dog. Good suggestion. I also found a golf cart dealer near where I live, I might check with them later today after the sun comes up.

What I want is lead-acid batteries that are sealed so that they don't leak out acid if they happen to get turned upside down for example. The deep cycles I use in the truck are good, marine deep cycles, but they will spill and I have had that happen before in the truck. I think golf cart batteries are what I am after, 6 volt ones in series to be 12v.
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If you live in the Los Angeles area you might do what I did--got the Lifeline AGM directly from the warehouse in Upland and saved over $120 each on the group 24 batteries. On other brands find out where their warehosue is and you probably could get similar big discounts.
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If you live in the Los Angeles area you might do what I did--got the Lifeline AGM directly from the warehouse in Upland and saved over $120 each on the group 24 batteries. On other brands find out where their warehosue is and you probably could get similar big discounts.
See that's what I'm sort of thinking too, that battery banks are a big enough purchase to try to get it directly from the manufacturer and save big $us. It'd be worth the drive to find a distributor for a manufacturer I think.
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The only goft cart batteries I have found locally, are Interstate U2200 and Energizer egc2. I called 31 different places. It seems everyone is supplied by the same company and if one is out of stock, they all seem to be.

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