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Are There Differences Between Car Batteries?

You might think all car batteries are created equal, but they're not. You have to consider the size, features, power, and more when choosing one. The three main types of car batteries are starting, lighting, ignition (SLI), lithium-ion, wet-cell (or flooded), and lead-acid batteries. Selecting the right battery for your vehicle is imperative to your vehicle's performance. If you are not sure how to pick out your new car battery, you can ask one of our certified technicians for advice.

With the rising trend in hybrid and electric vehicles, more cars on the road rely on their battery more than ever. Moreover, manufacturers continue to add innovative technology-driven accessories that require electrical power. With all that being said, you need a dependable battery. Here are some tips on how to choose the correct battery for your car:

  • Go through your vehicle manufacturer's directions. We highly encourage you to follow the manufacturer's recommendations on what type or battery model is most suitable for your vehicle. You will indeed find more information in your vehicle's owner's manual.
  • ​If you reside in a place with cold or hot temperatures, it would be best to select a battery that can withstand extreme weather. You want a battery that will get you through the harsh seasons.
  • Installing used car batteries can be dangerous, so please buy a new battery if possible.
  • Check your battery connections regularly. Even after installing your new battery, it doesn't mean you should neglect it. You have to continuously make sure that the cables and posts are securely connected and free of corrosion
  • Consider buying a portable battery charger for emergency purposes. These will be helpful in case you don't have someone to lend a hand to jump-start your vehicle.

If you need any assistance on battery services and repairs, including a battery test or replacement, we invite you to DRIVE AutoCare. You can schedule an appointment online today!

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