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How to Buy Automotive Batteries

How to Buy Automotive Batteries

It is important to choose a reputable manufacturer or brand for the purchase of high-quality batteries; to check whether the automotive battery specs meet relevant standards; to check whether batteries are suitable for use in tropical or temperate climates; and to check whether the manufacturer has after-sales service guarantees. Four simple points are very useful. If you don't understand, please listen to our detailed introduction.

How to choose and buy Automobile batteries?

Automotive batteries are very important for controlling motor vehicles. They start the engine and provide extra power to the engine, lights and accessories. In addition, it provides power to the electronic system when the car is not running. When buying new batteries, there are many things to consider, such as cold start current, reserve capacity and group size.

Types of Automotive Battery

There are two main types of automobile battery: low maintenance and maintenance-free. Maintenance-free batteries usually have longer operating life, faster charging speed and longer shelf life. But they are more likely to cause problems because the material of the movable disk falls off. Low maintenance batteries are more suitable for motor vehicles in hot climates. Because the battery is not sealed, water can be added when needed.

Cold Start Current (CCA)

CCA is a measure of battery capacity for starting a motor vehicle in cold weather. Battery cold start current level should meet or exceed the original standard. If you are not sure about the level, you can check the user manual. If you live in a cold area, you'd better buy a high-level cold start current, because more current is needed to start the engine.

Group size

This involves the external dimensions and the location of the battery terminal power. Vehicles usually have different group sizes and are always purchased according to the recommended size of the automobile manufacturer.

Reserve capacity

Reserve capacity refers to the length of time that the battery can run the car when the alternator is not working. Technically, fully charged batteries can operate at 25 amps. If it's less than 10.5 amps (the minimum requirement for running a car), a new battery needs to be replaced. Car batteries with long-term reserve capacity should be purchased because they are needed in emergencies such as breakdown or failure to start.

In addition to the three main aspects of cold start current, reserve capacity and group size, climate conditions, warranty, installation and price should also be taken into account, which can ensure that you buy the best car batteries.