Well, I have read through this and may have missed something but I just
comment on Interstate Batteries.
We sell Interstate in our shop and many other places do also. There is a
toll free number on the top of the battery you can call and they will tell
you the closes dealer that sells Interstate Batterys. They are everywhere in
the US and maybe other countries also that will warranty the battery as long
as the date purchased is punched out on the top of the battery or you have a
receipt showing when it was installed. If there is a problem, call
Interstate at the toll free number and the problem will be taken care of.
I have refunded (this does require a sales receipt) the purchase price when
the battery went dead because of a no charge condition and the customer had
to buy another battery to get home. I didn't sell the first battery, the
second battery or get to fix the charging system but still refunded the
money for the Interstate battery and Interstate took care of it. Could
anyone want a better warranty this this.
Paul's Auto Electric
Somewhat unrelated: A friend of mine recently bought what he described as a
"refurbished" Interstate battery, directly from a facility run by the
manufacturer here (Rochester NY). He chose to try one in a non-critical
application - his lawn tractor. The battery cost him about half the retail
price. As he described it, these are batteries that have sat around dealers'
showrooms past their "freshness date". Interesting resource.
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