Professional Battery Service for All Makes & Models
Not all batteries were created equal. The main differences are usually the quality of the battery, the reserve capacity and cold cranking power. If you are in the market for a new car battery here are some requirements your new battery should meet.
Requirements for New Batteries
- First of all, ensure your battery is the right size. Nothing is more frustrating than finding out your battery doesn’t fit in the battery tray.
- Your battery should meet or exceed the CCA rating recommended for your vehicle in the owner’s manual.
- Ensure your battery has sufficient Reserve Capacity (RC) which is how long your battery can run at 25 amps before the battery is discharged to 10.5 volts.
- Edmonton can have some harsh winters, that’s why it’s especially important for Edmontonians to have the largest-possible battery capacity as your battery loses half of its power in cold weather.
Our Edmonton Tirecraft technicians can easily check your battery and charging system. If your vehicle’s battery is losing its power fast, you are having to boost start, or hasn’t been tested in a while, contact us today! You’ll be glad you did, especially if you find yourself unable to start your vehicle when in a hurry!