Ever heard of the saying one size fits all? If there’s one thing true about car batteries, that’s not it.
If you ever find yourself asking, “What size of car battery do I need and how can I be sure am getting the right one?” then the answer you’re looking for lies in three important words: car owner manual.
Yes, it’s that easy—but not that simple.
While it’s true that you don’t need to seek professional advice to know what motor vehicle battery size is best for your car, the whole deal of choosing shouldn’t be dismissed as elementary. The exact answer might be written in your manual, but there are still other things you need to consider.
What kind of battery do I need? There are various battery types out there, but when it comes to car battery sizes, the battery group size remains as a car owner’s main resource.
What does battery group size mean? It is a body of standards set by the Battery Council International which indicates the dimensions, terminal locations, and battery type required for your vehicle. The group size is based on your vehicle’s make, model, and engine type and is also indicative of the polarity of the battery you need for your ride.
Simply put, whichever battery is approved for use in your ride based on the battery group size, that’s the right size of car battery for you.
If you’re just beginning to explore DIY car troubleshooting, choosing the correct battery for your vehicle is not the only thing you should learn. For instance, you need to learn how to put a battery in your car the proper way, as well as how to test a car battery for when the time comes that you may need to start looking for a replacement battery. You’ll find various guides here on the APW Blog about these topics and they could help bolster your knowledge about DIY car maintenance and repair.
Familiarizing yourself with quick but effective solutions for different car battery problems is critical, especially in the long run—that is, around three to four years after you’ve installed the battery. That is the usual range for car battery life.
After figuring out what size of battery you need, the next thing to find is a trusted car battery store. This is where Auto Parts Warehouse comes in. No need to step out of your house to find a convenient and nearest-my-location option. Just go to our website, search through our online store using our intelligent and easy-to-use Year, Make, and Model selector, then place an order. We’ll have the battery shipped to you in no time.
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