Which Battery Do I Need For My Car?

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Without a functioning car battery, a vehicle wouldn’t have enough power to start its engine. With that in mind, it’s really important to ensure your battery is working to its maximum potential – especially in winter, as cooler temperatures can affect your battery’s lifespan.

With so many car batteries available here at Euro Car Parts, it can be difficult to know which one is right for your vehicle. From the 063 to the 096 battery – which one should you pick, and why?

Size matters

The different types of batteries sold here at Euro Car Parts are vast and varied – but the main difference between each is that of size. For example, all 027 car batteries have a length of 242mm; a width of 175mm; and a height 190mm, whereas all 065 car batteries have a slightly smaller size with a length of 242mm; a width of 175mm and a height of just 175mm.

The size of battery your car needs will depend on several factors, including where its terminals sit and the size of the space available under the bonnet.

Naturally, we don’t expect everyone to know which size battery is the right one for their motor – which is why we’ve made things as simple as possible. To find the right battery for your vehicle make and model, simply enter your registration into the tool on our homepage.

CCA and AH

After size, the main two things to remember about batteries are ampere/hours (AH) and cold cranking amps (CCA). AH relates to how long a battery will last before you will need to recharge it, while the CCA rating refers to how capable a battery is at starting a vehicle during the colder months.

We know what you’re thinking: why don’t you just buy a battery with a high CCA rating and rest assured knowing that it’ll start your motor whatever the weather? Well, having a battery with a high CCA rating is only worth having if your car can handle the benefits – which is why it’s important to find out which batteries suit your vehicle type before rushing to the checkout.

Calcium or lead?

The majority of batteries sold here at Euro Car Parts are built using lead acid. These options will typically start your vehicle 20,000 times before it’ll need to be replaced.

For something with a little more longevity, a calcium or high-end absorbent glass mat (AGM) battery may be the way to go – these options will need replacing after 30,000 and 50,000 starts respectively – that’s excellent value for money.

To find the right battery for your car, simply enter your registration on our homepage and explore the range today.