what are acceptable batteries to use other then interstate?


Asked by Dec 27, 2013 at 01:08 AM about the 2003 BMW X5 3.0i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have been told that only interstate batteries that can handle this much electricity can be
used is this true and what other types of batteries may be used if possible?

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yes....the walmart batteries will not have the warranty or the power....my Dad is the VP of Engineering...35 years as an Electrochemical Engineer...I've no choice but to support interstate~

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thought so, i noticed my x5 was acting funny and i check the battery and it's from orielys thought interstate was the only one with the proper specs. thank you


I work at NAPA. We sell batteries for BMWs all the time. Never any issues. Our batteries are made by Deka. When buying a battery you're looking for cold cranking amps (CCA) and reserve capacity. CCA should match what the vehicle originally called for. This information can usually be found in your owner's manual. Reserve capacity is how long you can drive, at night, with all accessories off, except of course the headlights if the alternator fails. Usually 90 minutes of reserve capacity is good. This will get you home or to a service facility before the car dies. HTH. -Jim

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would take napa over interstate... delco is the best in my opinion.

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I would choose interstate over any other battery.

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My Interstate MT-91 Megatron was put in my Z3 in 2003. Just had to replace it in 2015,

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