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How can you ensure that you are using the right car battery?

1. Battery’s Reserve Capacity

Reserve capacity is a measurement of how long your car can run if the alternator, the stator, and the rotor were to fail. It’s also an indicator of how long you’d be able to drive around with your headlights on without needing another powerful jolt of electricity for ignition.

2. Battery Life

Battery life is like a heartbeat, which is measured by the number of discharging and recharging cycles under a certain temperature that the battery can undergo before being considered to have its useful life outlived. Batteries are run through these simulations up to 3,000 times for about 15 weeks until performance drops to unsatisfactory levels.

3. Right Battery Fit and Cold-Cranking Amps (CCA)

Car batteries come in a variety of sizes. It’s important to choose the right one to ensure that it securely fits into your car and provides sufficient power, and the cold-cranking amps (CCA) is a gauge of how well the battery starts the engine.