Choosing a Car Battery – Guide To Finding The Right Size & What You Need
A Do-It-Yourself Guide on How to Choose Your Car’s Battery
A do-it-yourself battery replacement is a real money-saver but you also have to be responsible with the proper disposal of your old battery.
The car battery is the power underneath the hood of your car. It provides electricity needed for door locks, sliding windows, lights, and other car accessories. Your car is dead, the moment your battery dies.
You must discard the old battery properly:
- recycling stations are at all of your local tips
- automotive supply stores (some shops pay cash or offer discounts in exchange to old batteries).
5 important factors in choosing a car battery:
- Reserve capacity
- Cold-cranking amps
Size or Group Size refers to the height, width and length of the battery. They come in different group sizes to fit most car’s battery tray. It is important that the battery should fit snugly and securely. Always refer to your car manufacturer’s manual to know your car’s specific battery group size. You may also consult the reference guides, which battery retailers provide, find out the appropriate battery size for your car.
Buying a wrong-sized battery will just be a waste of money and might just set off more damage to your car.
So rather than buying off the shelf and getting it wrong – give the boys at Batteryman Gold Coast a call and they will get it right first time – every time.