Unlike humans, who operate on a delicate balance of ginseng, vitamin D, and middle-school history textbooks, most important gadgets harness battery power. Take advantage of the universal life source with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of batteries and more from Interstate All Battery Center at its Bloomington, Burnsville, and Coon Rapids locations.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing lifelong Minnesotans and reserve-power road trippers with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and more. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as a bevy of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons after a long night of headlight staring contests. Household powerables are also available, including 24-packs of alkaline AAs ($12.99) for bulk buyers, a 9V battery for metronomes possessed by surprisingly funky eighth notes, and one case of Lite-Brite fuel, distilled from corn syrup and Olympic silver medals. Old used batteries find comfy retirement at Interstate’s recycling center, allowing their former owners and well-meaning grandchildren to rest easy.
A visit to Interstate Batteries guarantees the perfect combination of lithium, alkaline, and words of electronic encouragement necessary to recharge gadgets in your home, office, garage, or secret underground tattoo parlor.
Interstate All Battery Center
In 1952, after years of ferrying car batteries to wholesalers throughout Dallas in his trusty red Studebaker pickup truck, John Searcy opened a shop of his own. Now a national franchise with more than 300 locations, Interstate All Battery Center powers up gadgets from a catalog of more than 16,000 batteries. Specialized cells from an array of brands including Apple, Motorola, and Creative Labs power home electronics, including the cell phones and singing wall fish that run constantly in most modern households. Cordless tools purr warmly, and medical equipment, such as hearing aids and wheelchairs, continue their crucial functions with fresh energy. The shop also powers up vehicles from golf carts to vintage cars to RVs with batteries from Audi and other companies. The staff collects and recycles upward of 850 million pounds of batteries each year.