Car Battery Replacement Guide: How to Choose the Right Car Battery
No car batteries will last forever. No matter how well you take care of it, eventually, your car battery will die. You will end up visiting the car battery replacement shop and changing the car battery several times throughout the life of your car. But there are countless battery options available, how do you know which is the right one for your car?
To choose the right battery, it is important to know what type of battery you need, as well as the features of the batteries. We will discuss each of those in more detail below. Alternatively, you may also use battery finder to check the suitable battery for your car.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Car Battery
a) Battery Group Size
Car batteries are a not one-size-fits-all type of product. Batteries are all sorted by group size – a two-digit number, followed by a letter. Group size is typically based on your vehicle’s model and engine type. A car battery tray varies in size depending on the manufacturer, and they are designed to fit batteries of specific group size.
The replacement car battery needs to be compatible with your vehicle in terms of size, voltage, and terminal placements. You can either check your vehicle’s manual or the group size label located on the top or the side of the old battery.
Naturally, we do not expect drivers to know which battery is the right one for their vehicle, which is why we have made things as simple as possible. You can select your car make and model, and we will recommend the best century battery for you.
b) Power Needs
Other than battery group size, you have to consider the battery power. Battery power is determined by two settings: cold-cranking amps (CCA) and reserve capacity (RC).
Cold-cranking amps (CCA) measure your battery’s starting power in cold weather. If your battery does not have sufficient amperage to turn over in cold weather, your car will not start. Different vehicle requires a different amount of amperage to start, check the owner’s manual for these specifications.
Reserve capacity (RC) is the amount of time the battery can continuously supply the minimum voltage necessary to keep your car running smoothly when the engine is off. Make sure to check the car battery label or ask the shop assistant for the RC rating before you buy a new car battery. Your vehicle’s manual will have the recommended RC for your vehicle model.
c) Fresh Battery
New batteries tend to perform better and last longer than older batteries.
Batteries are made with acid, which will corrode after keeping for a few months. Therefore, we do not recommend car users to purchase battery for spare. If the battery is stored for a long period, you might run the risk of having your battery going dead really quickly.
Looking for a Car Battery Replacement Service? Call Century Battery Assist
Buying a replacement battery is a task that most car owners will face several times throughout their lives. Hopefully, we have given you the useful guides you need to choose the right battery the next time that task rolls around your way.
If you are caught up on a battery emergency, just dial 1-800-228837. Century Battery Assist will provide you the car battery delivery and installation services in 45 minutes*. We cover the following areas:
- Klang Valley
- Johor– Johor Bharu, Pontian, Kulai, Pasir Gudang, Skudai
- Pulau Pinang– Penang Island, Butterworth, Bukit Mertajam, Seberang Perai
- Negeri Sembilan– Seremban, Nilai, Senawang, Sendayan
- Melaka– Melaka Town, Jasin, Bamban, Cheng, Batu Berendam, Air Keroh, Alor Gajah
- Kedah– Sg Petani, Kulim
- Perak– Ipoh town, Simpang Pulai, Taiping, Kemunting
- Kelantan– Kota Bahru town
- Sarawak – Kuching
Visit Your Nearest Century’s Dealer
You may also drop by the nearest Century’s Dealer to purchase a battery and know the best battery price. Check the car battery replacement service near you by clicking Century Dealer Finder.
Purchase Car Battery from Lazada and Shopee Official Store
Looking for a car battery replacement service, but don’t have time to visit the workshop? With just a few taps from our Century Battery official stores at Shopee or Lazada, your car battery will be delivered straight to your doorstep with installation service!
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