Powered by Optima
- Jun 13, 2006
- RDC Crypto
- JRod's livingroom.
See when optima was interstate owned they would honor the sticker on the top no matter if there is a receipt or not and no matter where you got it from.
Why even put the sticker on top any more?
Optima is currently owned by Johnson Controls who also owns Interstate Battery. Interstate will only warranty batteries they sold, so if you got an Optima from Autozone or Sam's Club it needs to go back there for warranty. Interstate won't even touch Interstate brand batteries from Sam's Club.
it seems by reading all the post's optima isnt really the best battery out there.Im gonna have to switch up i need a secondary battery but by the above troubles mentioned i dont think optima is gonna be me option.That unless philo gives me a good deal on one.
The Optima is still a good battery, but it's not perfect. Any competing AGM battery costs much more than an Optima, so it's still a great back for the buck. An Odyssey Group 65 costs around $270 and others are comparable in price.
What is the best option other than optima? And is there one that is the same size to fit in my optima tray?
No other battery out there will wit in an Optima specific tray. Other brands that compete in the AGM market are: Odyssey, XS Power, Lifeline, Sears Diehard Platinum (Re badged Odyssey), and Deka.
Don't discount flooded batteries. A well known stock full from Parker runs two Ford Motorcraft Group 65s in the bed. Those are made by JCI (Johnson Controls) btw.