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Interstate Limited Warranty


LIMITED WARRANTY

Interstate Battery System of America, Inc. (“IBSA”) warrants only to the original purchaser that:  1) this battery is free of defects in material and workmanship for the number of months indicated on the label, and 2) prior to installation or use, the state of charge of this battery has been maintained at a level equal to or greater than the minimum level considered necessary under industry standards for batteries to perform effectively upon their use or installation. If adjustment is necessary due to a defect in material or workmanship, or state of charge below minimum industry standards prior to installation or use, and the battery is NOT MERELY DISCHARGED after installation or use, then upon return of the battery to an authorized dealer:

Within eighteen (18) months from the date of original purchase, batteries with a total warranty of 65 months, as well as batteries with part numbers:  C24-XHD, C24F-XHD, C27-XHD, C27F-XHD, C50-VHD, C78DT-XHD and group sizes 29H and 31, will be replaced free of charge (except for taxes and legislatively-imposed fees, where applicable). Within 24 months from the date of original purchase, batteries with a total warranty of 75 months will be replaced free of charge (except for taxes and legislatively-imposed fees, where applicable). Within 30 months of the date of original purchase, batteries with a total warranty of 85 months will be replaced free of charge (except for taxes and legislatively-imposed fees, where applicable).* Within twelve (12) months from the date of original purchase, all marine batteries of the following types: HD24-DP, 24M-HD, 24M-RD, 24M-XHD, SRM-24, 27M-XHD, SRM-27, SRM-27B, SRM-29, will be replaced free of charge (except for taxes and legislatively imposed fees, where applicable). Within six (6) months from the date of original purchase, all other batteries will be replaced free of charge (except for taxes and legislatively imposed fees, where applicable). After the free replacement period and for the remaining number of months of designated warranty period, the original purchaser may obtain a replacement battery of similar size upon payment of a prorated charge based upon the then current published cost per month which is based on the then published List price of the battery multiplied by the number of full months elapsed since the date of original purchase.*

*When a passenger car battery is used in a diesel vehicle (not including passenger automobiles and diesel pickups not used in commercial service), commercial service, truck over one ton, marine service, recreational vehicle, lawn tractor, snowmobile, etc., and is defective in material or workmanship, it will be replaced free of charge (except for taxes and legislatively imposed fees, where applicable) within six (6) months from date of original purchase. The length of the prorated warranty is one half that indicated on the battery label. Any battery used in electric powered vehicle, except golf carts, has a twelve month prorated warranty.

FOR WARRANTY SERVICE, RETURN THE BATTERY TO THE INTERSTATE BATTERY DEALER WHERE THE BATTERY WAS PURCHASED OR CALL THE TOLL FREE NUMBER LOCATED ON YOUR BATTERY FOR THE NEAREST DEALER LOCATION. ALL BATTERIES ARE DESIGNED TO MEET CERTAIN PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS, SUCH AS COLD CRANKING AMPS AND RESERVE CAPACITY, BUT DUE TO VARYING USES AND OPERATING CONDITIONS, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ANTICIPATE THE USEFUL LIFE OF THIS BATTERY, OR ANY OTHER BATTERY. IF THIS BATTERY SHOULD MATERIALLY FAIL DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL CONTROL THE TERMS FOR ADJUSTMENT. IBSA’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO REPLACEMENT OF THE BATTERY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS STATED ABOVE. IBSA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXPENSES FOR INSTALLATION, TOWING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TESTS, CHARGING A BATTERY, LOSS OF TIME, OR OTHER EXPENSES WHICH WOULD BE CONSIDERED AS INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DAMAGE TO THE BATTERY CAUSED BY ABUSE OR NEGLECT, A FAILURE TO KEEP THE BATTERY PROPERLY CHARGED OR MAINTAINED, FIRE, COLLISION, EXPLOSION, FREEZING, THEFT, OVERCHARGING, OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY USE OF SPECIAL ADDITIVES.

The warranty described in this paragraph shall be IN LIEU OF any other warranty, express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or fitness for a particular purpose.

NOTE:  SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY BY STATE.

IMPORTANT:  KEEP THIS AND SALES RECEIPT IN GLOVE COMPARTMENT OR WALLET.
© 2008 Interstate Battery System of America, Inc.   8/08   PN71659   CS

 
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