The Power You Need
Need a new battery for your car, truck or van? We have plenty to choose from here at Levin Tire, but you may be wondering which type to buy. Here are three things to consider when choosing a car battery replacement:
- Temperatures: In this part of the country our winters can get pretty cold, so you may want to choose a battery with lots of CCA, or Cold Cranking Amps. The CCA represents the number of amps the battery can produce for 30 seconds at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The higher the CCA, the greater the battery’s ability to crank over your engine. Another rating, the Reserve Capacity (RC), represents the number of minutes the battery can deliver 25 amps while maintaining a voltage above 10.5 volts. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended CCAs and RC.
- Size: How big is your current battery? Your new battery will need to fit in the same tray, so make sure it’s not too wide or deep.
- Warranty / Lifespan: Buy a battery with a predicted service life that matches that of your vehicle. If your car has another five years of driving left in it, you’re going to need more than a three-year battery.
Still not sure which battery is right? Our car battery service advisors and technicians can help you select the best battery for your vehicle. In addition to car batteries we also offer many more auto repair and tire services, including emissions testing, brake service, oil change service, and much more.