5 Things to Check for Before Buying a New Car Battery

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The battery in your vehicle is the life and the source which powers it up every time you turn the key. So it goes without saying that when you are choosing a battery for your car, it should be nothing but the best. We cannot do without our cars today. Whether it is braving the heavily-trafficked roads to work every day, traversing the sharp bends and curves and harsh terrains on a road trip to the mighty Himalayas, or going on short shopping trips with the family, a car is a must! Not only does it make our life easier, but it also lets us experience life at our own pace, which like it or not, a public transit system does not.

When our vehicles are so dear to us, it is important that we take care of them. Regular maintenance from the outside is not enough; we also need to look inside of our vehicles, the most important part being its battery. Only a good battery which has the strength to endure such life’s journeys should be installed. There are vast varieties of car batteries available in the Indian market, which suit all kinds of vehicles and budgets.

Here are some things you should look out for before buying a new battery for your car to ensure that you get the best car battery.

Check the Electrical System First

As simple a step as it sounds, a lot of times people dispose of their fine batteries because their car gives them a problem while starting. In such circumstances, it can also be your car’s electrical system which could be malfunctioning. So try and find the exact issue first. If you are unable to do it yourself, take assistance from a mechanic. Only when you are completely sure that its the battery which has died, you should get a new one.

Check the Battery Group Size

Every vehicle has a certain size and fits which is prescribed for its battery. Battery Group Size indicates that which size of the battery will best fit your vehicle. This information can be found in the vehicle manual which is provided by the manufacturer. So go for a battery which fit best in your car. There are many cars which can accommodate more than one battery group size.

Check the Cranking Voltage

A healthy car battery has a minimum level of cranking voltage. So check that the battery you have or are planning to get should have a cranking voltage over 9.8 volts across the battery terminal.

Check the Alternator Charging Voltage

Ideally, a good battery has an alternator charging voltage between 13.8 volts to 14.5 volts across the battery terminal. Make sure to check your old or new battery for the same. This will help you determine whether you need a new battery or the battery that you are buying is in good condition.

Go for a Battery with Zero Maintenance

As the name itself suggests, a zero-maintenance battery won’t require you to worry too much about the upkeep of your car battery. One of the best zero-maintenance car battery available in the market is Amaron. Other than zero upkeep, Amaron comes with vibration resistance, high cranking power, improved safety, longer life.

So, give your car the love it deserves and install the best car battery which lasts long, really long.

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