In response to a professional conflict of interest to Georgen Charnes. It's seems that some corrections are in order. It is "not normal" for the staff or management to "think of" or "view clients" as "idiots" or "lone woman". In fact a high percentage of the shop's clients "are" women not men and without them we would not have a business. We "do not have" a seven point check but a 34 point check. Batteries are normally recommended at five years of age or if a battery load test is not passed. This is the hard part. Many of today's vehicles will start with a battery that is technically in failure. We have seen this a lot over time. At six years of age your battery would be at or close to end of life. On estimating, the price quoted is a nationally warrantied five year battery at below national retail with an installation charge and sales tax. The battery at $85 would be a wholesale generic brand from a "Do it yourself center". Installed by the owner client. Just one more idea, your husband is a "technician" he can service your vehicle at wholesale pricing and save you tons of money, but please do not compare us unfairly with those wholesale prices. I hope this helps your understanding of the shops recommendation's. It appears that this is a conflict of interest as your husband is an automotive professional working and comparing operations wholesale to retail unfairly. Thank you.