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Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier #4637264
01/16/18 11:02 PM
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CapitalTruck Offline OP
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FYI - Interesting



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Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck] #4637276
01/16/18 11:27 PM
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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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Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck] #4637292
01/17/18 12:06 AM
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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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Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck] #4637330
01/17/18 04:48 AM
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Well I didn't know they made the duralast brand. Those batteries are horrible.


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Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck] #4637368
01/17/18 06:50 AM
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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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Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck] #4637586
01/17/18 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted By: CapitalTruck
FYI - Interesting







Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck] #4637603
01/17/18 11:57 AM
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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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Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck] #4637633
01/17/18 12:25 PM
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Yeah, this doesn't make any difference, just different stickers.


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Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck] #4637657
01/17/18 12:49 PM
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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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Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck] #4637677
01/17/18 01:13 PM
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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.

Re: Interstate becoming exclusive AAP battery supplier [Re: CapitalTruck] #4638070
01/17/18 07:54 PM
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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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