The battery is vital for any vehicle, whether it’s a family sedan or delivery truck. If you don’t have the right battery, expect issues with the electrical system on your vehicle, and problems starting it.
Before you set out to replace your battery, have a professional technician check it to make sure the problem isn’t elsewhere in your vehicle’s charging system. Once you are certain a new battery is what you need, it’s easy to find the right one if you follow these simple steps our staff members here at Millikan Battery and Electric have assembled for you. Our employees know all about batteries in Winter Garden, FL.
First, check your owner’s manual to find what type you need and then make sure you get the right one. Vehicles are usually designed with batteries of a certain output in mind and won’t work efficiently if you buy one that’s not strong enough.
Look at cranking amps and check your manual again to determine the minimum amount you need. Cold-cranking amps aren’t an issue in our climate, but you still want to assure you have a battery with enough juice to get your motor running.
Check for a battery with a relatively high reserve capacity. This lets you know how long the battery will deliver maximum amps before discharging. A high reserve capacity is handy for those times when the lights get left on accidentally.