3 Batteries and all of them failing immediately after the replacement date. I bought another interstate battery as it was partially covered but once this one is done will never buy another.
Cross-referred solution This review is from a real person who provided valid contact information and hasn't been caught misusing, spamming or abusing our website. I bought an interstate battery less than 2yrs ago and was told by my friends not to get one, well I did not listen and not it is dead.
Company fixed the issue and I have been provided with full refund. I sent several e-mail messages to Interstate customer service and to the personal email box (I did a lot of digging online) of one of their executives.
Original review posted by user Oct 30, 2021 On Feb 4th, 2019, I purchased Interstate battery MT-26R from our usual supplier.
I took it to a nearby Firestone (authorized seller). This review is from a real person who provided valid contact information and hasn't been caught misusing, spamming or abusing our website.
I 40 and SE 15th Midwest City Ok. 4 pm. This review is from a real person who provided valid contact information and hasn't been caught misusing, spamming or abusing our website.
Exchange, Refund and Cancellation Policy BIG TIME BULLIED, CUSSED OUT, VERY VULGAR, TOLD TO SHUT UP, DEAL WITH IT, WOULD NOT LISTEN, MANAGER THE SAME RESPONSE.
I WAS POLITE AT ALL TIMES, NEVER CUSSED, NEVER SHOUTED. User's recommendation: I well Never Go back to a back, front, side stabbing, soul crushing place again.
Service InterstateBatteries Customer Care This review is from a real person who provided valid contact information and hasn't been caught misusing, spamming or abusing our website.
Exchange, Refund and Cancellation Policy I bought a brand-new Interstate battery at Costco for my Honda Accord and four months later it was dead.
Never had much reason to use it, but bought it for dependability assuming that an expensive ($45) flashlight from Interstate would work OK. It will not stay on longer than 5 minutes with batteries fully charged.
First time I took it back they said the charger apparently did not work and gave me a new one. Next time I tried it fully charged same result.
If you want bad quality for high prices, Interstate is the place to go User's recommendation: Don't buy a flashlight from Interstate. This review is from a real person who provided valid contact information and hasn't been caught misusing, spamming or abusing our website.
The new battery went dead 2 months and I brought the car to Firestone and found out the battery was dead and was still under warranty, but Firestone charged us $32+ dollars to test it. Not happy won't go to firestone or buy another battery from rip off firestone. User's recommendation: don't buy or go to firestone.
Exchange, Refund and Cancellation Policy InterstateBatteries says that they are a Christian organization, what a laugh.
Preferred solution Need more detailed info.... about real world working amperage ... Each cell is made up of an array of positively and negatively charged lead plates immersed in an electrolyte, which in this case is a mixture of sulfuric acid and distilled water.
Without going into too much detail here, the electrical energy is stored in chemical form, and can be discharged in an electrochemical process to transfer negative and positive electrons between the lead, and turning the sulfuric acid into lead sulfate, forming water in the process. From there, charging the battery reverses this chemical process, and ideally reforms the sulfuric acid in its original quantities.
The shortcomings of the traditional lead-acid battery design come into play with the issue of layering, also referred to as stratification. If one of these batteries is subjected to low voltage charge or drain, the sulfuric acid electrolyte can become poorly mixed with the water, leaving stratified layers of high and low concentration, with the sulfuric acid settling at the bottom, leaving nothing but water up at the top.
With AGM batteries, that acid layering is no longer possible, as the electrolyte is suspended in the glass mat, bound in place in with the electrode plates. Optima batteries use an advanced form of AGM in sealed individual cells called Spiral cells, using 99.99% pure lead plates.
The high vibration resistance and lightweight make for a no-brainer for these applications where stepping up to lithium-ion batteries are either cost prohibitive or do not provide the reserve capacity needed. They are a popular OEM replacement for factory AGM batteries, and actually act as an original supplier for many brands as well.
Interstate also has slightly better warranty coverage for their batteries overall, and with service centers all over the country, you might have easier access to getting a replacement. The difference is that since their emphasis is placed more on OEM replacement applications and therefore use a more traditional cell structure, they do not have the same durability or weight advantages of the Optima batteries.
Is this a daily driver or a work/tow vehicle that you need reliable performance from in AGM or even traditional lead-acid battery form? I run one in my daily driver right now, as I live close to a factory outlet, and they offer great prices with always excellent service.
Yellow Top are deep-cycle batteries, which means they excel in applications with high electrical load above what you would normally subject a stock vehicle to. Optima BlueT op : BlueT op batteries in their light gray case are essentially identical to the Yellow batteries in the fact that they are starting and deep-cycle capable, but with added threaded terminals on top in order to accommodate extra accessories that need to be run.