I recently took my Toyota Corolla in to a dealer-based service center for a wheel bearing replacement. They took the liberty of also testing my battery for some reason, and told me that it did not pass the test. They quoted me around $150 for the factory Toyota battery, but told me that other third party batteries could cost less.
My question is, are there any major differences between a stock factory (in this case, Toyota) battery, or a different third party battery?
This dealer is known for scare-tactic style things. They tried to do this with my brake rotors, telling me they would pass inspection but were dangerously rusted. My Dad and I confirmed that they're actually fine. I do believe the battery test, as the car is 10 years old at this point, and I don't know if the battery was ever changed.