For some reason, people just do not know how important knowing what type of battery you should be using for your car. It may seem obvious, but it may be a bit complicated for people, especially when they are not car enthusiasts. There are certain terms you have to know, and these would take time to understand. However, this guide will let you in on some of the basic things you have to look for when choosing the right type of battery.
Car batteries come in different sizes the way car engines or even just car themselves come in different shapes and sizes as well. To know this, you can always just go to your manual and check as it should be conspicuously written there. If you would like more information about it, you can go to your ever trustworthy car mechanic or auto repair shop, and they should be able to assist you with it. Remember that different models of cars mean different batteries so you should also take into consideration your car model aside from just the size.
There is danger in buying high quality car batteries that have exceeded their shelf life, yet not a lot of people are fully aware that they may have bought one that are about to expire. To do this, you have to check the date stamp code. To decipher this, the first two characters are the month and year. The letters stand for the months of the year, while the digit pertains to the year it was made. For this, it is best to buy one that has not been sitting on the store shelf for more than 6 months; otherwise, you will be juicing your car with something that might not work in the next few weeks or so.
In cars, there is such a thing as “cold cranking amps” or CCA and cranking amps (CA). The former tells you how much current the battery gives off to your car as it starts. It also tells you the capacity of the battery to ignite the engine at -17 degrees Celsius. The latter, on the other hand, tells you how much current it brings to start a car at 0 degrees Celsius.
People might think it’s complicated to buy batteries to juice up your car, and perhaps in some aspects, it might be. However, knowing what to look for will definitely make the search easy for you and a lot more refreshing for your car. The ones mentioned above should give you a better idea of how to look for the perfect battery.