Anyone have experience with them?
Almost 4 years ago my wife's car oem battery died. It was on a Sunday. I've always liked Interstate batteries so I checked around and the only place I could find that had one was NTB. So I pull the battery from the car (it wouldn't jump start) and head to NTB. They bring out this black battery which nowhere says anything Interstate on it that I could find. They assure me it's an Interstate battery just labeled for their store. So we take it with no issues. 36 month replacement/ 85 month pro rated.
Almost 2 years to the day it dies fortunately at home and on me as I was prepping the car for my step daughter about to head off to college out of state about 3 1/2 hr drive. I have a charger at home so I jump it off and take it to NTB. They replace it with no problem. I ask about the warranty to be sure and to my surprise the SA informs me that the warranty starts over at this point. Great! I have 3 years and 85 months again.
FF to yesterday. Step daughter is home for the weekend. I take her car to change the oil and do some minor maintenance and a general check before she heads back. When I crank the car I notice the batter sounds awfully weak. So I drive it down to the local parts store to buy the oil, filter, etc and have them check the battery. It's going bad. This is 20 months after the last replacement. WTF? Again?
So I took it back to NTB and convinced them to replace. They of course said it was good but replaced it again. I'm not bashing NTB, they've been great, but their batteries suck!
I just wanted to see if anyone else has had any issues with them or if they can confirm or prove wrong that their batteries are made by Interstate?