Originally Posted by ttyR2
People knock Interstate for some reason, but I've been very happy with them in my RV (RV-model batteries), and various vehicles. The Optima batteries aren't worth the money unless you're racing offroad or something crazy. Two 850CCA Interstates in my F-350 starts it easily in freezing weather.
I half agree. The interstates are great batteries in my experience. Had one back in the day in my Jeep that was cracked and always had about an inch of the plates out of the electrolyte and still ran it for a year. Where I disagree is on the Optimas. Not sure of the CCA rating, but I dropped the cash on two yellow tops and haven't looked back. Right after I bought them I went on a 4 month deployment and didn't know my glovebox light wasn't turning off so they sat for 4 months dead, WITH a constant draw on them. Came home and threw the charger on em for a day and over a year later I haven't looked back. I also have a buddy that has had a red top in a Durango for going on 9 years now and still working fine. Just shy of 4 years of that was in Alaska with sub zero temps in the winter. Optimas are a solid choice although pricey in the yellow tops. May not be necessary for the OP, but good batteries nonetheless.