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Posted by on April 25, 2019

Underneath the hood of your car, there is a car battery that powers your car. It enables you to lock your doors, open and close your windows, lights, and other car accessories. When the battery dies, your car is dead as well.

There is a proper way of discarding old batteries. You can bring them to recycling stations or automotive supply stores where you can receive cash in return.

Here are some of the factors to consider when choosing a car battery.

You should consider the size of the battery. When we refer to the size we mean its height, width, and length. There are many different groups sizes to fit most cars’ battery tray. The battery should fit snugly and securely in this tray. If you want to know the specific battery group size of your car, then you should refer to your car’s manufacturer’s manual. Battery sellers such as RB Battery also provide reference guides to help car owners find out the right battery size for their cars. If you buy a battery with the wrong size, then you are just wasting your money. It might even bring damage to your car.

New batteries can be costly. If you want to save money, then you should do your research on battery prices before buying. And if you want to save on installation fee, you should learn to remove and to install your car battery yourself.

The best battery brand to buy is that which is specified in your owner’s manual. But if that battery brand is too expensive, then you can do some cost-cutting by following the specification requirements found in your owner’s manual.

Do not be tempted to buy the cheapest battery. It may be loaded with defects and can perform poorly. It will be expensive in the long run because you will frequently change it.

Batteries can also be bought from local service stations and tune-up shops. However, they have a limited selection and their stocks may be old.

RC or reserve capacity refers to the battery’s standing power. This is the amount of time the battery can continuously supply minimum voltage needed to run a car when the alternator or fan belt fails. An excellent reserve capacity rating will help you can run on the battery alone when the alternator stops working. Visit https://www.rbbattery.com/mf-battery to get an automotive battery.

Battery age gives you an idea of how long it should be able to perform. If the battery is less than 6 months old then it is considered fresh. Learn more about automotive battery here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep-cycle_battery.

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