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#4637264 - 01/16/18 10:02 PM Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier
CapitalTruck Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 491
Loc: Washington, DC
FYI - Interesting

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#4637276 - 01/16/18 10:27 PM Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck]
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 2327
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Thanks for the reading material.

How much of a change is this? I was under the impression JCI was the manufacturer of batteries sold at AAP already - maybe minus some obscure applications. Does it mean the AAP house brand is being phased out and batteries sold at AAP will bear the Interstate name & logo going forward?

I bought my first Interstate battery at a rural independently owned CQ right at 20 years ago.
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#4637292 - 01/16/18 11:06 PM Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4627
Loc: Virginia
Yeah heard about this just awhile ago. Really just a sticker change on the batteries more than anything else. I highly doubt that the Interstate batteries are made any differently than the ones made for AAP or AZ. Not that means anything bad or negative. These batteries should be good to go for anyone needing a battery from AAP.
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#4637330 - 01/17/18 03:48 AM Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4858
Loc: Houston, Texas
Well I didn't know they made the duralast brand. Those batteries are horrible.
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#4637368 - 01/17/18 05:50 AM Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20463
Loc: Upstate NY
JCI like most manufacturers is able to manufacture several grades of batteries. I would assume Interstate is near the top. Hopefully one will be able to get good deals on Interstate batteries there.
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#4637586 - 01/17/18 10:35 AM Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck]
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Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4372
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Originally Posted By: CapitalTruck
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#4637603 - 01/17/18 10:57 AM Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck]
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Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7671
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Great-now if they can just get them to stop leaking acid all over the place! In other news, all of my East Penn made batteries haven't leaked a drop!
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#4637633 - 01/17/18 11:25 AM Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck]
dogememe Online   content


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 613
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
Yeah, this doesn't make any difference, just different stickers.
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#4637657 - 01/17/18 11:49 AM Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck]
Nyogtha Offline


Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 2327
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Wonder if this means we'll see batteries with both the Interstate label plus a Made in Saudi Arabia or Made in Korea sticker as well, or whether switching to batteries with Interstate brand labels will mean all Made in USA for batteries sold at AAP?
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#4637677 - 01/17/18 12:13 PM Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck]
loneryder Offline


Registered: 04/19/14
Posts: 489
Loc: WV
Costco used to sell Interstate made batteries under their Kirkland label. They now have a deal to sell Interstate branded batteries at a lower cost but Costco handles all warranty claims and returns. Wonder if AAP deal is similar.

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#4638070 - 01/17/18 06:54 PM Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck]
CapitalTruck Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 491
Loc: Washington, DC
Interstate had the best group 48 battery in Consumer Reports test. It was hard to find so I just put a Delco gold in it.
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