Important Factors When Replacing Car Batteries

If you have an older vehicle, you will need to consider changing the battery about every 5 to 8 years. Depending on where you live and how often your vehicle is driven you may find that battery life can extend to ten plus years, particularly with the top bands of low-maintenance batteries.

However, no matter how careful you are at protecting your vehicle and your battery, you will need to make a replacement. Ideally, choosing replacement car batteries on your time prevents issues with being stranded.

Replacement Considerations

New car batteries provide a range of different technology and features. At least looking at new options that provide optimal cranking power (amps) as well as reserve capacity will be important.

Cranking amps provides the power to start the vehicle. This is important to deliver the power the engine and components need to start the vehicle without a hitch. The reserve capacity is the ability of the battery to provide power when not charging. This will be important if you use your radio or lights in the vehicle when it is not running. It will also be important if you park your vehicle for long periods of time between driving as the computers and systems in the vehicle continually draw power from the battery.

Check the Reputation

Battery brands have a reputation for being durable and long lasting or being less dependable. Always check reviews on the various car batteries to find out which ones perform the best in your location.

Keep in mind, batteries in hot climates and batteries in cold climates have different needs. Battery life can be shortened in hot temperatures for any battery, but cold climates can also be problematic for some brands and battery models.

Make sure you also look at the warranty on the battery. Choosing the right battery and the best warranty may not be the lowest cost option, but it will be the best choice in the long run.

To find out more about the selection of car batteries at Motor City Battery Company, see us online. We are easy to find at You can also connect them on Facebook for more updates.

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