Recent Topics
5.4 3V under valve cover pics & solenoid failure
by 04SE
05/28/16 03:50 PM
New safety spec for 2017 F1 cars...
by mcrn
05/28/16 03:35 PM
M1-101 after 10k on a 95 Sunfire 2.2 OHV pushrod
by slacktide_bitog
05/28/16 03:18 PM
Base Oil Content and Marketing
by MolaKule
05/28/16 03:08 PM
Best OTC fuel injector cleaner
by 007
05/28/16 03:06 PM
A brief BMW R1100RT story
by Finn
05/28/16 02:29 PM
2015 6.7L Powerstroke Fuel Filter Change
by 2015_PSD
05/28/16 12:51 PM
Caliper question
by supton
05/28/16 12:48 PM
Impressed with Yokohama Geolander A/T G015
by K20FA5
05/28/16 12:13 PM
Need a good tire pressure guage that read over 60
by MetalSlug
05/28/16 11:55 AM
Castrol 0w40 vs M1 0w40 FS ?
by Ndx
05/28/16 11:14 AM
what old Snapper parts to save
by edwardh1
05/28/16 10:56 AM
Newest Members
mungchimp, troutwest66, AIRJAC3, bpete65, LEVY
58001 Registered Users
Who's Online
83 registered (A310, 04SE, 2015_PSD, AIRJAC3, Al, 87sammy, 7 invisible), 1604 Guests and 338 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58001 Members
66 Forums
249530 Topics
4084834 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#2319073 - 07/17/11 10:06 PM Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart?
renegade_987 Offline


Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 1530
Loc: Ankeny, IA
So right now I have an EverStart MAXX under the hood from WalMart. Was just wondering how it compares to an Interstate. I paid $89 for the Maxx in 2009, but haven't checked since to see if it is higher. The Interstate for the truck runs $109 at Northern Tool + Equipment. TIA for your answers.
_________________________
2004 F150 186K Valvoline WB/Motorcraft FL-820S
2005 Ford 500 Limited 128K Motorcraft/Motorcraft
2011 Baja MB200 Royal Purple 10w30




Top
#2319076 - 07/17/11 10:10 PM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: renegade_987]
Viggen Offline


Registered: 07/11/11
Posts: 80
Loc: Bath, ME
Both Everstart and Interstate are made by JCI. Find the best price and warranty coverage and choose. Both are equal in quality.

Top
#2319084 - 07/17/11 10:18 PM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: Viggen]
JavierG Offline


Registered: 06/11/11
Posts: 1141
Loc: Fresno, CA
I have an Everstart Maxx in my Honda and an Interstate in my Acura. Both have been flawless so far.
_________________________
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTX - 1057 mi - Pennzoil Ultra 5W-20, K&N filter
1995 Acura Legend LS Coupe - 167mi - NextGen Maxlife 5W-30, Champ filter

Top
#2319085 - 07/17/11 10:18 PM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: renegade_987]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 5641
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
The same battery, warranty is the only likely difference.
_________________________
06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 15 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(CQ Blue)

Top
#2319092 - 07/17/11 10:23 PM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: renegade_987]
friendly_jacek Offline


Registered: 05/04/03
Posts: 6417
Loc: southeast US
I'm on my 3rd Everstart Maxx JCI battery (in 3 different cars, different sizes, but all souther versions)) and they are great, but all of them seep some electrolite on the top. Am I alone with this?

Top
#2319126 - 07/17/11 10:58 PM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: renegade_987]
Texan4Life Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 2264
Loc: Texas
I haven't had any problems with everstart (or as some call them neverstart) The one in my cadillac (the regular black with read lablel el cheapo) is 5 or 6 years old and when last load tested gave 25 amps above it's rating. once a year a check water level and give a 2 amp charge.

My new (to me) truck has a interstate in it. I'll be doing to same and see how it lasts.
_________________________
2005 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.7L
[Current Fill: PP 0w-20][Baldwin B2-HPG]

Top
#2319141 - 07/17/11 11:23 PM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: friendly_jacek]
The_Eric Offline


Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 4688
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
I'm on my 3rd Everstart Maxx JCI battery (in 3 different cars, different sizes, but all souther versions)) and they are great, but all of them seep some electrolite on the top. Am I alone with this?


No, you're not. I see lots of JCI (as well as Exide) batteries leaking electrolyte.

renegade_987, as said before, Everstart and Interstate are both made by Johnson Controls. You can bet that if the warranties are the same or similar, that they're using the same chemistry and plate technology. A JCI battery wouldn't be my first choice, but they have proven to be a decent starting battery.
_________________________
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6 DOHC
2000 Honda Accord 2.3
2001 Hyundai Elantra 2.0
1979 Ford F-150 351M

Top
#2319148 - 07/17/11 11:30 PM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: renegade_987]
Cutehumor Offline


Registered: 12/10/02
Posts: 9364
Loc: USA
I have had problems with everstart. I don't know if walmart gets the lower quality batteries or what. but I'm pretty sure it was a johnson control battery and I buy the freshest build date
_________________________
09 Chevy Cobalt 2.4L 88k miles Peak 5w30
09 Pontiac Vibe 2.4L 98k miles Pennzoil platinum 5w30

Top
#2319150 - 07/17/11 11:31 PM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: renegade_987]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 8259
Loc: New Jersey
i just got a duraalst for $50.00

Top
#2319200 - 07/18/11 12:49 AM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: crazyoildude]
Viggen Offline


Registered: 07/11/11
Posts: 80
Loc: Bath, ME
One word of caution...DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE CLAMPS TO THE POSTS WHEN INSTALLING THE BATTERY.

If when tightening you use too much force it is possible to distort the seal around the posts and they will leak.

This my guess is especially a problem when you let the counter monkey at the chain auto parts place install the battery for you.

Top
#2319250 - 07/18/11 05:50 AM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: The_Eric]
George7941 Offline


Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 1745
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: The_Eric
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
I'm on my 3rd Everstart Maxx JCI battery (in 3 different cars, different sizes, but all souther versions)) and they are great, but all of them seep some electrolite on the top. Am I alone with this?


No, you're not. I see lots of JCI (as well as Exide) batteries leaking electrolyte.

renegade_987, as said before, Everstart and Interstate are both made by Johnson Controls. You can bet that if the warranties are the same or similar, that they're using the same chemistry and plate technology. A JCI battery wouldn't be my first choice, but they have proven to be a decent starting battery.



Given almost universal agreement on the poor quality of Exide batteries, if you rule out JC, then that only leaves East Penn among the major battery manufacturers.
_________________________
2006 GMC Sierra 4.3l, NV3500,G80 , Formula Shell Synthetic 5W30,Dexcool.
1987 BMW R80 - sold
2015 Honda CBR300R

Staying out of the right lane a lot.

Top
#2319260 - 07/18/11 06:36 AM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: renegade_987]
Jakegday Offline


Registered: 05/25/09
Posts: 1001
Loc: fremont nebraska
this is a little (only a little) off topic, but who makes the Super Start batteries sold at O'Reillys?
_________________________
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
1981 Ford Fairmont
1978 Ford Ranchero GT

Top
#2319313 - 07/18/11 08:11 AM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: Viggen]
MrCritical Offline


Registered: 08/04/07
Posts: 2340
Loc: La.
Does it mean that both batteries are made to the same quality specs just because Johnson Controls makes them both?

I don't know the answer, just asking.

The reason I ask is that someone on here who worked for a wheel bearing company had once said that the wheel bearings made for one of the auto manufacturers were spec'd lower than the ones they made for over the counter sales.

Top
#2319317 - 07/18/11 08:15 AM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: renegade_987]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 8080
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
WalMarts has the best FREE replacement warranty by far on the Maxx. I like Interstate too but, in my area, they sit on the shelve too long and fresh batteries are very important. JMO. Ed
_________________________
CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)

Top
#2319352 - 07/18/11 09:05 AM Re: Interstate Batteries VS WalMart's EverStart? [Re: renegade_987]
renegade_987 Offline


Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 1530
Loc: Ankeny, IA
Originally Posted By: Eddie
WalMarts has the best FREE replacement warranty by far on the Maxx. I like Interstate too but, in my area, they sit on the shelve too long and fresh batteries are very important. JMO. Ed


I agree, The MAXX batteries sell really fast while the Interstate's are collecting dust. Thanks for the relipes all, good to know they are pretty much the same thing.
_________________________
2004 F150 186K Valvoline WB/Motorcraft FL-820S
2005 Ford 500 Limited 128K Motorcraft/Motorcraft
2011 Baja MB200 Royal Purple 10w30




Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >