Does It Matter What Car Battery Size I Put in My Car?
Car batteries differ in multiple ways, they are sorted by group sizes to work with different vehicle’s specifications, typically based on the vehicle’s model and engine type.
Different vehicles need different-sized batteries, because of the engine size, battery compartment size, and the number of powered accessories. For larger cars like pickup trucks and SUVs will require a heavy-duty battery compared to a compact car. You’ll also need a battery size that physically fits in your car. That means the dimensions and location of the battery terminal have to be compatible with your car.
Although some vehicles may accommodate a battery from more than one size, it is important to use a battery that is recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. So, your car will start up more efficiently and operate at its peak performance.
What Can Happen If You Put the Wrong Size Battery in Your Car?
Fitting a battery that is not suited for your car can mean frequent breakdowns. No matter your cars specification, or how well it is maintained, it won’t perform as it should if you pick the wrong battery.
A battery that’s too small or too large can’t properly be seated in your vehicle’s battery tray. If this happens, your car is at risk of scraping the metal hood, potentially causing short circuits, even vehicle fires.
Even if it physically fits in the compartment, an oversized car battery will pull greater amps during vehicle operation. Manufacturers precisely match their batteries to the vehicle’s power requirements. An oversized battery could cause your alternator to overheat and wear out sooner.
Using an undersized battery in your car could lead to starting problems. An undersized battery may not have enough power supply for your car’s accessories, even just listening to the radio for an extended period may cause your battery to go dead.
How Do You Know What Car Battery Size to Buy?
Your car’s battery group size can be found in the battery section of the owner’s manual or the group size label located on the top or the side of the battery.
If you no longer have access to your original owner’s manual, you may consult the reference guides provided by local Century Battery dealers to determine the appropriate battery group size for your car. Another option is by selecting your vehicle’s model on Battery Finder.
Overall, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation when it comes to replacing your car’s battery. Saving a few bucks on an undersized or oversized battery could cause much more repairing costs later on.
When you eventually have to replace your car battery, you may consider a heavy-duty car battery like Century Battery. Having a trusted car battery brand means less hassle in the future. And Century batteries that are powered by EGX German Technology can be a good choice.
EGX technology for a longer-lasting battery!
- High Endurance Positive Active Mass
- Re-engineered PP casing
- Superior vibration resistance
- Chemically pure and self-manufactured electrolyte
- Double Ring bushing design
Our Century Excel and Century Marathoner Max are designed with EGX technology. We provide these batteries in different battery size, so you’ll don’t have to worry about getting the wrong battery for your car!
Want to Change a New Car Battery? Visit Your Nearest Century’s Dealer
You may drop by the nearest Century’s Dealer to check your vehicle’s battery size and battery condition. Visit Century Dealer Finder to get address and contact details of car battery shop near you.
Purchase Car Battery from Century Battery Assist Hotline
If you are caught up on a battery emergency, just dial 1-800-228837 / 1300-22-8837 or Whatsapp to +6017-293 5515 (https://wa.me/60172935515). Century Battery Assist will provide you with the car battery delivery and installation services in 45 minutes*.
Nationwide* delivery and installation available:
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- Melaka – Melaka Town, Jasin, Bamban, Cheng, Batu Berendam, Air Keroh, Alor Gajah, Bandar Hilir, Klebang
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- Kedah – Sungai Petani, Kulim
- Kelantan – Kota Bahru town
- Pahang – Kuantan
- Terengganu – Kuala Terengganu
- Sarawak – Bintulu, Miri, Kuching
Purchase Car Battery from Lazada and Shopee Official Store
If you don’t have time to visit the workshop, you may purchase your battery at our Lazada and Shopee store. With just a few taps on Shopee or Lazada, a new battery will be delivered straight to your doorstep with installation!
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