FIRST THINGS FIRST • Depending on the allocations for group size, as well as function, the average price of your Interstate battery items will differ (naturally). SECOND THING IS • At an average minimum, you will be able to get sweet deals coming around the fifty dollars range • At an average maximum, most standard size products can come in with about one hundred dollars at their price tag.
I bot a “Silver” series from Advanced Auto two years ago. Minus the fact that the metal strap down made the battery cave in on the plastic about 1/4 in.
Then the cells started to go bad and the battery sides going “fat” budging. Replaced it with a Napa Legend for a year, and it works great.
Make sure you use the little felt washer and battery spray as mines likes to have acid on the positive terminal. This is a Paris. I have another CostcoInterstate Battery Group 24f on the Camry, it's holding up well for 2 years.
The stupid car fired up weak but still working! :surprise: It was tested with a parts store and dam it still does not need to be replaced.
At the nearby Lexus dealership from where I live, the replacement batteries are from Interstate. So with Interstate, Optima, and OEM car batteries are brands that are trusted.
Hop in the car and go to Costco for a free exchange, and they do not check for anything such as charge. As long as it is under warranty, you are good to go. Parts store such as Alone would check the battery and say oh it is hold charge.
I did that for 5 times, waited for an hour charge, and got pissed off. Should last several years without trouble in milder climates.
Replaced it with a Napa Legend for a year, and it works great. Make sure you use the little felt washer and battery spray as mines likes to have acid on the positive terminal.
This is a Paris. I have another CostcoInterstate Battery Group 24f on the Camry, it's holding up well for 2 years. My family's Civic has a Napa Legend battery about 3 years old.
:surprise: It was tested with a parts store and dam it still does not need to be replaced. Should last several years without trouble in milder climates.
If you can cram a group 27 battery with the right terminals then that will be killer for the Tacoma. There's only a couple battery manufacturers left: Johnson Controls & Exile There's a few small specialty ones.
The Mustang's DieHard Silver just went bad today. It started right up a couple of months ago & is always on a battery maintainer.
It's turns out that AAA batteries are Dena, Diehard Gold was Interstate : lasted 5 years Diehard Silver was Dena: lasted 7 years Both were used in the same vehicle under the same usage & conditions. 92Pickmeup is correct, the outside label is meaningless... the specs, warranty duration, and availability of prompt replacement under warranty matter most... even initial cost is secondary. I'd much rather pay $150 for a battery from a parts store with 100's or 1000s of locations (or in the case of Interstate, any authorized local dealer) and get replaced immediately than a $100 one from a discount club that I have to find and get a ride to, if there is even one nearby.
They won't last as long as the factory batteries, but Costco batteries are probably the best value ones you can find. I bot a “Silver” series from Advanced Auto two years ago.
He told me the days when Interstate batteries used to last 10 years. Interstate is supposed to be the top line of batteries made by Johnson Control.
Anecdotal evidence from a few people for something like a battery when longevity is affected by a myriad of factors including what environment it is used is a dogs breakfast. I have used InterstateBatteries in industrial golf carts and man lifts and found them to be excellent but that doesn't mean they make good batteries for automotive applications.
They may make a good battery for a daily driver Corolla and a real stinker for your souped up Tacoma Rock Crawler in the Southwest Desert Read about types, features, and other must-know topics in our car battery buying guide to make an informed choice.
MORE BATTERY INFO: I bot a Silver Series from Car Quest. Twenty-three months after the purchase, a cell in the battery went bad, it was detected using the Car Quest dealer's equipment.
Car quest gave me a new battery, no questions asked. But it has no warranty whatsoever, because I paid once for 24 mos of good service.
Bottom line: Car Quest honors their warranty without a hassle, and I'd probably get another from. If you’ve ever been tempted to “cheap-out” and buy the “generic” Kirkland Costco batteries … I got BIG news for you.
Much to my surprise, the Costco CEO recently divulged that Kirkland batteries are actually made by Duracell. So why pay up to 35 cents more per battery with Duracell when you can opt for the Kirkland brand knowing that the quality is probably identical.
Is there a chance Duracell is producing a sub-par battery and putting the Kirkland label on it? But from personal experience, and from talking to others, I have found very little difference in quality and life expectancy.
Look at it this way, even if the Kirkland brand was only 80% as good as Duracell, you would still be ahead in terms of price. Costco only sells their own Kirkland brand hearing aid battery.
Kirkland hearing aid batteries will cost you $0.23/each on average, while you’ll pay close to $0.50/each with the leading name brands. I’ve also read that the Kirkland brand hearing aid batteries are made by Ray-O-Vac as of 2016.
I really wish Costco would bring back the Kirkland car battery as it was a GREAT thing for consumers. This is especially true if Costco tries to lower their costs by skimping on the quality of their Kirkland batteries.