HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the strength of the most trusted and most preferred automotive battery brand in America, Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE: S) today introduced a new 3-year full replacement / 100-month limited warranty on two of its premium automotive batteries, the DieHard(R) Gold and the DieHard RangeHandler(R). "Since these are our best DieHard batteries ever, our confidence in their overall quality allowed us to comfortably upgrade our warranty and offer consumers the best warranty among all major battery brands," said Kathleen Shanahan, DieHard brand director. "It gives our customers yet another reason to trust the DieHard battery; the brand that has become synonymous with dependability and reliable starting power." The DieHard Gold battery, Sears most powerful maintenance-free automotive battery, is designed to minimize the need for water even in extreme temperatures. It provides up to 900 cold cranking amps (CCA) of optimum starting power and up to 150 minutes reserve capacity to accommodate accessory loads and emergency power needs. Priced at only $79.99 (with trade in), the DieHard Gold battery comes in many popular sizes to fit most passenger cars, minivans, light trucks and sport utility vehicles. The DieHard RangeHandler battery, priced at only $89.99 (with trade in), offers the same reliable starting power and long lasting performance as the DieHard Gold, and comes in sizes to fit most light trucks and sport utility vehicles. It is specifically designed to withstand the extreme physical stress and shock placed on the battery during off-road driving. In addition to great value and reliable power, both batteries offer consumers state-of-the-art features that greatly improves battery life. These include: -- SOLIDIUM(TM) weld system: the industry's best inter-cell weld, virtually eliminates corrosion, the principal cause of premature failure. -- LIFESPAN(TM) negative paste formulation: won't flake off over time and its extreme bond will improve performance and increase life. -- LLIFE(TM) technology: minimizes water loss and protects against corrosion. -- CINCATECH(TM) grids: reduce internal shorts caused by separator cuts and punctures which can occur over the life of a battery. -- Thicker envelope separators: increases acid circulation to keep battery cool and extend battery life. -- Ultra-safe side terminals: reduce the chance of over-torque and weld damage. -- Stronger plates with heavy-duty density: increase cycle life and improve performance -- Safer vent caps: reduce leakage and corrosion. "Certainly, our customers have very high expectations for the DieHard Gold and the DieHard RangeHandler batteries and we believe that we will exceed them," said Shanahan. "The DieHard battery is the one consumers have trusted to start their car for over 30 years and this new warranty definitely lives up to the legacy of this great brand." DieHard batteries are available at Sears Auto Centers, NTB National Tire & Battery stores, Sears Hardware stores and Sears dealer stores nationwide. Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Ill., Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a leading U.S. retailer of apparel, home and automotive products and services, with annual revenues of more than $41 billion. The company serves families throughout the country through 850 full-line stores and more than 2,100 specialized retail locations nationwide. More information about the company is available on Sears Web site, www.sears.com .
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