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Old 09-20-2011, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Burning2nd View Post
... interstate is the best hands down... regardless of price or where you get it from...i still cant believe you guys put recycled auto-zone and advanced auto garbage in your 70K bmw
Not sure where you get the info that all the AZ & Advance batteries are recycled while the Interstate batteries aren't...because all 3 batteries (Duralast (AutoZone)/AutoCraft Titanium (Advanced Auto)/Interstate) are ALL manufactured by Johnson Controls. Interstate recycles batteries as well...and you can find Interstate outlet stores doing just that. And as long as the plates are clean and the electrolyte is fresh...the battery will produce energy...and that's all we need.

Every wonder why the Interstate MTP-93's battery case looks just like the Duralast 49 DL & Autocraft Titanium? Again, that's because all 3 are manufactured by Johnson Controls. Same case, basically the same specs, different labels:

Interstate MTP-93 - vents from the top center

Duralast 49 DL - vents from the top center

AutoCraft Titanium 49-1 - vents from the top center

Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
The (unintuitive) trick, of course, is NOT to look for a battery for your specific car, but, to look for those battery sizes that are known (empirically, by others) to work!

Is this the right list of 'sizes' known to work?
  • Group 49/DIN H8
  • Group 95/DIN H9
  • Group 48
  • Group 94R
Yep...that is the best way to go about pricing a replacment battery. Every location has different venders/ the best thing to do is look for the correct battery class size ...then compare the specs and prices that work for your particular application.
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