DieHard Batteries

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DieHard Batteries will help you get started, stay connected, and move ahead. Whether it’s your car, laptop or phone, we’ll help you always be in charge.  For unrivaled performance at home, on the road or on the go… Power Ahead with DieHard.

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HISTORY of DIEHARD Batteries

DieHard Batteries – 1967-1975

It took nine years of intense research and more than one million dollars for Sears to develop the DieHard — America’s most innovative automotive battery — tested, proven and guaranteed to deliver across any circumstance.

Introduced in 1967, Sears designed the DieHard to produce 35 percent more usable starting power than other similar batteries. Featuring a revolutionary tough, thin-walled case of translucent polypropylene plastic, which was 50 percent thinner than conventional black rubber-type battery enclosures, the design’s extra room meant bigger plates, more acid and extra starting power.

In addition to the space-saving and visibility advantages, the polypropylene case was stronger as well. The development of tools to manufacture the clear plastic container was a major undertaking. That project alone took some of the country’s finest toolmakers more than a year and a half to build. The machines they developed represented a substantial advance in precision injection molding. The first, mammoth injection molding press for the DieHard weighed 600 tons and required 500 metric tons to clamp shut. By itself, the mold for the container weighed 4.5 tons.

1976-1985

By 1983, Sears had introduced new DieHard diesel batteries for model VWs and Porsches, a new line of fleet service batteries and golf cart batteries, as well as the first DieHard motorcycle battery. Tough enough for select Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the new 12-volt motorcycle battery featured a spill-proof, high-impact polystyrene black case and an ABS plastic top. It not only boasted more power, but greater cold-cranking amps and reserve capacity than many original-equipment batteries.

Then the DieHard Incredicell System arrived. A powerful new automotive battery that virtually did everything except install itself, the Incredicell System featured up to 670 cold-cranking amps and 130 minutes of reserve capacity, as well as an exclusive under-dash-mounted electronic monitor, which kept the motorist abreast of the operating condition of both the battery and charging system. Used in most domestic and imported cars and trucks, the Incredicell System marked a new success for the DieHard brand.

1986-1995

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the DieHard, Sears introduced the innovative XDH-1 Battery. The XDH-1 was a high-performance, experimental battery that DieHard especially made for electric vehicles. During a rigorous testing process, the XDH-1 successfully powered a two-person electric car for nearly a hundred miles at an average speed of 45 mph. With this revolutionary achievement, the XDH-1 DieHard made a serious contribution to the advancement of electric vehicle development.

The DieHard brand continued to lead the automotive battery category, constantly working to develop the most technologically advanced batteries available on the market. In 1988, the DieHard Gold Automotive Battery was introduced and immediately became Sears most powerful automotive battery. Featuring an electro-flo pump, the DieHard Gold Automotive Battery had more plates and plate surface than any other battery and remains at the top of the DieHard line today.

Throughout the 1990s, the DieHard brand expanded to include flashlights, flashlight batteries, rechargeable batteries, gel cell batteries, work boots and next-generation DieHard marine-starting and deep-cycle batteries. DieHard also debuted the DieHard Gold HeatHandler Battery — the most dramatic improvement in automotive batteries in more than 20 years. Created specifically for southern climates, the DieHard Gold HeatHandler Battery used advanced technology to help solve heat-related damage, battery acid evaporation and plate deterioration commonly found in harsh, hot environments.

1996-2015

In 2007, DieHard teamed up with Orange County Choppers (of TLC’s popular American Chopper TV show) to design a custom bike. The chopper debuted at the International Motorcycle Show in Chicago in February 2008. When not out on tour, the bike can be seen at DieHard HQ in Hoffman Estates, IL.

DieHard teamed up with Orange County Choppers once again in 2009 for an OCC chopper built for Siemens that was powered solely by the DieHard Platinum Automotive Battery. This same battery has been ranked #1 by a leading consumer publication for its superior AGM performance.

2016-TODAY

Along with legendary automotive battery performance, DieHard offers batteries for motorcycles, boats and personal watercraft, golf carts, garden tractors, snowmobiles, ATVs and mobility equipment. DieHard Tool & Home batteries include disposable household alkaline batteries and rechargeable batteries designed for Craftsman C3 Tools.

From the launch of DieHard tires and the “From The Start” campaign in 2016 to the DieHard 50th Anniversary celebration in 2017, the brand continues to move forward in new and exciting directions.

INNOVATION

Sears continues to build DieHard automobile batteries with a variety of innovative features, including batteries with reserve starting power and batteries designed for specific geographic regions.

In 2016, the brand moved into a new space where the rubber truly meets the road — automotive tires. These Silver Touring tires provide durability and handling for a comfortable ride that’s worthy of the DieHard name.

DieHard also brought their long-standing tradition of reliability into the realm of connected intelligence with the new Smart Charger/Maintainer. This fully automatic charger keeps batteries of various kinds fully charged without overcharging.

Also in 2016, the brand introduced their Li-Ion Jump Starter, allowing DieHard customers to quickly start their vehicles in emergencies with the DieHard 43448 Compact Lithium Ion Jump Starter and Portable Power Bank. This pocket-sized jump starter works great for power sports, motorcycles, and 4 or 6-cylinder cars. This unit holds up to 20 jump starts per charge and maintains a charge for 2 years. The unit has two USB ports to charge smartphones, MP3 players, and tablets. There are numerous safety features to prevent reverse polarity, short circuiting, low voltage, high-temperature and reverse-charging. It includes a durable mesh travel bag with drawstring closure that conveniently stores the unit and its accessories.

 

THE DIEHARD BATTERIES WARRANTY

 

April 17, 2019

NOTE: To receive warranty coverage, you must provide proof of original sale from Sears, Kmart or another Transform SR Brands Management LLC* authorized retailer.

*Formerly known as Sears Brands Management Corporation

For questions you may have concerning warranty coverage issues that do not appear to be covered by the information on this web page, call the following toll free number:
1-800-343-4273

VEHICLE BATTERIES

  • Car Batteries
  • Marine and Recreational Vehicle (RV) Batteries
  • PowerSport Batteries
  • Lawn & Garden Riding Equipment Batteries

TIRES

BATTERY BACKUPS

NON-VEHICLE BATTERIES AND FLASHLIGHTS

WORK BOOTS

VEHICLE BATTERIES

 

Automobile

Marine and Recreational Vehicle (RV)

PowerSport

Lawn & Garden Riding Equipment

 

WARRANTY SERVICE

To obtain the warranty coverage stated below, return a defective product with proof of original sale to a Sears, Kmart or other Transform SR Brands Management LLC authorized retailer that sells DieHard vehicle batteries.

 

 

TYPE OF BATTERY PURCHASED

FREE REPLACEMENT PERIOD
FROM DATE OF PURCHASE

DieHard Advanced Gold Automotive

3 Years

DieHard Gold Automotive

3 Years

DieHard Automotive

2 Years

DieHard Advanced Gold Marine/ RV

2 Years

DieHard Marine/ RV

1 Year

DieHard Golf Cart, DieHard Wheelchair

6 months

DieHard Commercial

6 months

DieHard Gold Lawn & Garden

1 Year

DieHard Lawn & Garden

6 months

DieHard Gold PowerSport

9 months

DieHard PowerSport 

6 months

Free Replacement Period

During the Free Replacement Period indicated above, if the battery you purchased fails to hold a charge as determined by our testing, we will replace the battery you purchased free of charge. If we installed the original battery as indicated by your copy of the invoice or other evidence acceptable to us, we will install the replacement battery as part of our DieHard Service free of charge. If we did not originally install the battery being replaced or if there is no evidence of the original installation by us, installation, if requested, will be subject to our standard DieHard Service charge. If we replace a battery as provided in this paragraph, the Free Replacement Period applicable to your replacement battery shall be the unexpired portion of the Free Replacement Period relating to the replaced battery.

Proration Period

The Proration Period applies only to a battery that had a prorated warranty at the time of purchase. During the Proration Period, if the battery you purchased fails to hold a charge as determined by our testing, we will give you a credit toward the purchase of a new battery at any Sears Auto Center, Kmart or another store of the Transform SR Holdings LLC family of companies in the U.S. The amount of your credit will be determined by multiplying the unexpired percentage of the original warranty period by the original purchase price of the returned battery or its replacement in our product line (after deducting any trade-in value). If we installed the original battery as indicated by your copy of the invoice or other evidence acceptable to us, we will install the replacement battery as part of our DieHard Service and give you a percentage credit toward our standard DieHard Service charge equal to the battery proration percentage. If we did not originally install the battery being replaced or if there is no evidence of the original installation by us, installation, if requested, will be subject to our standard DieHard Service charge.

Limitations

This battery warranty applies only to the original purchaser and only if the battery is still in the vehicle where it was originally installed.  If you used the battery for commercial use or in any vehicle other than a private passenger car or light truck, the Free Replacement Period will be one-half as long as the period specified above. Full replacement at no charge is not available without proof of original purchase date. This warranty is subject to the General Terms that appear at the bottom of this page.

Exclusions

This battery warranty does not apply to batteries used in vehicles without properly operating starting and charging systems.

How to Make a Claim

To make a claim under the battery warranty described above, you must present your sales receipt or other record indicating the date of purchase at a Sears Auto Center, Kmart or another store in the Transform SR Holdings LLC family of companies in the U.S. that sells vehicle batteries.

General Terms

We make no warranties on any of the products described on this page other than those specified above. We expressly disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. If a parts manufacturer offers a warranty more favorable than the warranty we extend above, we will honor the manufacturer’s warranty. These limited warranties do not provide compensation for loss of time, loss of use of vehicle, inconvenience or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion may not apply to you.

The warranties on this page give you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.

Transform SR Brands Management LLC, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

 

TIRES

 

WARRANTY SERVICE   

To obtain the warranty coverage stated below, present the tire with proof of original sale to a Sears, Kmart or other Transform SR Brands Management LLC authorized DieHard tire dealer, along with a tire rotation record showing that the tire was rotated once every 5000 miles or within vehicle manufacturer specifications.

DIEHARD LIMITED WARRANTY

FOR RATED TREADWEAR MILEAGE or SIX YEARS from date of manufacture or FIVE YEARS from date of sale, whichever comes first, this tire is warranted against 1) failure due to defects in material or workmanship or 2) premature wear out (see Rated Treadwear Mileage table below), when it is installed, driven and maintained according to all qualifications, conditions and customer service information listed in this warranty document.

WITH PROOF OF SALE and under the terms set forth below, a new tire will be supplied at no or reduced charge for one that is defective or a credit will be issued for one that is prematurely worn out. You are responsible for all costs associated with tire installation, including mounting and balancing.

To receive warranty coverage, present the tire to an authorized DieHard dealer in the United States along with a tire rotation record showing that the tire was rotated once every 5000 miles or within vehicle manufacturer specifications.

Warranty Qualifications

This warranty applies to the original purchaser of any new DieHard tire and is non-transferable. Eligible tires shall be used on the vehicle on which they were originally installed according to the vehicle manufacturer’s or retailer’s recommendation. This warranty applies if all following qualification requirements are met:

  1. The tire was purchased after January 1, 2016.
  2. The tire is the size, speed and load rating recommended by the vehicle manufacturer or DieHard dealer.
  3. The tire has not become unserviceable due to a condition listed under What is not Covered.
  4. The tire is no older than 6 years from the date of manufacture or 5 years from the date of sale, whichever occurs first.
  5. The tire is of the type specified for passenger and light trucks.  

Warranty Conditions

  1. Coverage for material or workmanship defects
    A warranty claim will be considered should any tire become unusable due to a workmanship or material defect during its usable tread life (more than 2/32 inch remaining tread). In all cases described below the applicable taxes on the new tire and cost of mounting, balancing and any other charges in connection with the replacement of the tire are required to be paid by the owner:

    1. During the first 2/32 inch wear of the original usable tread and within one year from date of sale:
      Tire will be replaced with the same or comparable new DieHard tire free of charge.
    2. After the first 2/32 inch of the original usable tread or after one year from date of sale, whichever occurs first:
      Credit will be given to the owner toward the purchase of the same or comparable new DieHard tire. The credit amount will be determined by multiplying the percentage of original tread depth remaining on the tire times a pre-established tire use adjustment price.
    3. During the first 2/32 inch wear of original tread:
      If the tire is out-of-round or exhibits ride complaint it will be replaced with the same or comparable new DieHard tire free of charge.
  2. Coverage for premature wear out
    Treadwear mileage is warranted as follows:

    Rated Treadwear Mileage

    Tire Type

    70,000

    DieHard Silver Touring A/S

    1. If an above eligible tire wears out prematurely, that is, wears down to 2/32 inch remaining depth under normal passenger vehicle use before it is driven the miles specified by its treadwear mileage rating, credit will be given to the owner toward the purchase of the same or comparable new DieHard tire, prorated on remaining warranted miles.
    2. The purchase credit will be calculated by multiplying the percentage of warranted miles remaining times a pre-established tire use adjustment price.
  3. What is not Covered
    This DIEHARD LIMITED WARRANTY will NOT pay for tires that:

    1. Are used or serviced outside of the Continental United States, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.
    2. Are damaged by willful abuse or in collision, wreck or fire.
    3. Have continued to be used while flat or severely under/over inflated.
    4. Are damaged by road hazards including but not limited to: puncture, cut, impact break, stone drill, bruise, bulge, snag, collision.
    5. Are prematurely or irregularly worn down due to vehicle mechanical reason or misalignment (a measured tread difference of 2/32 inch or more across the tread on the same tire).
    6. Are damaged due to conditions resulting from improper mounting/demounting, underinflation, improper tire size, improper repair, defect in vehicle, abuse.
    7. Are damaged by ozone or weather cracking on tires that occurs after four (4) years from the date of manufacture.
    8. Exhibit ride disturbance complaints (out-of-round, vibration, pulling, etc.) after 2/32 inch tread wear or 1 year from date of purchase, whichever occurs first.
    9. Have been recapped, retreaded or regrooved.
    10. Have been modified by the addition or removal of material, or any tire intentionally altered to change its appearance.
    11. Are unserviceable due to tire operation in excess of tire or wheel manufacturer specifications and recommendations.
    12. Have been misapplied to vehicle due to undersize, oversize or insufficient speed rating (speed rating must be no more than one below what is recommended by the vehicle manufacturer). 
    13. Are unserviceable because of chemical corrosion, vandalism, chain use or flat spotting.
    14. Have less than 2/32 inch remaining depth.
    15. Have the serial number cut or buffed.
    16. Have been used for racing or off road use and misapplication.
    17. Are used while providing commercial services or if rented to another person, or to provide ridesharing services such as Uber or Lyft.

Disclaimer of implied warranties; limitation of remedies

Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product replacement as provided herein. Implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the effective time periods stated in this warranty, or the shortest period allowed by law. Seller shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.

This warranty is void if this product is ever used while providing commercial services or if rented to another person, or to provide ridesharing services such as Uber or Lyft.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Transform SR Brands Management LLC, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

BATTERY BACKUPS

 

Battery Chargers   

 

 

WARRANTY SERVICE

To obtain the warranty coverage stated below, return a defective product with proof of original sale to the Sears, Kmart or other Transform SR Brands Management LLC authorized retailer from which it was first purchased.

DIEHARD LIMITED WARRANTY

FOR THREE YEARS from the date of sale this product is warranted against defects in material or workmanship when it is operated according to all supplied instructions.

WITH PROOF OF SALE a defective product will be replaced free of charge.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Transform SR Brands Management LLC, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

 

Jump Starters

Inverters

Jumper Cables

WARRANTY SERVICE

To obtain the warranty coverage stated below, return a defective product with proof of original sale to the Sears, Kmart or other Transform SR Brands Management LLC authorized retailer from which it was first purchased.

DIEHARD LIMITED WARRANTY

FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this product is warranted against defects in material or workmanship when it is operated according to all supplied instructions.

WITH PROOF OF SALE a defective product will be replaced free of charge.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Transform SR Brands Management LLC, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

 

NON-VEHICLE BATTERIES AND FLASHLIGHTS

 

Portable Power Tool Batteries and Chargers

WARRANTY SERVICE

To obtain the warranty coverage stated below, return a defective product with proof of original sale to the Sears, Kmart or other Transform SR Brands Management LLC authorized retailer from which it was first purchased.

DIEHARD LIMITED WARRANTY

FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this product is warranted against defects in material or workmanship when it is operated according to all supplied instructions.

WITH PROOF OF SALE a defective product will be replaced free of charge.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Transform SR Brands Management LLC, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

 

Alkaline Batteries

WARRANTY SERVICE

To obtain the warranty coverage stated below, return a defective product with proof of original sale to the Sears, Kmart or other Transform SR Brands Management LLC authorized retailer from which it was first purchased.

DIEHARD LIMITED WARRANTY

Return a defective battery with proof of sale to the retailer from which it was purchased for free replacement.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Transform SR Brands Management LLC, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

 

Flashlights

WARRANTY SERVICE

To obtain the warranty coverage stated below, return a defective product with proof of original sale to the Sears, Kmart or other Transform SR Brands Management LLC authorized retailer from which it was first purchased.

DIEHARD LIMITED WARRANTY

FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this product is warranted against defects in material or workmanship when it is operated according to all supplied instructions.

WITH PROOF OF SALE a defective product will be replaced free of charge.

This warranty does not include any supplied batteries, which are expendable parts that can wear out from normal use within the warranty period.  

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Transform SR Brands Management LLC, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

 

WORK BOOTS

 

 

WARRANTY SERVICE

To obtain the warranty coverage stated below, return a defective product with proof of original sale to the Sears, Kmart or other Transform SR Brands Management LLC authorized retailer from which it was first purchased.

DIEHARD LIMITED WARRANTY

FOR 90 DAYS from the date of sale this product is warranted against defects in material or workmanship.

WITH PROOF OF SALE a defective product will be replaced free of charge.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Transform SR Brands Management LLC, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179