How to choose your next car battery
Updated 18 Jun 2021
When it comes to choosing your next car battery, you're probably only really worried about two things. Will the battery start your car, and how long will it continue to start your car for?
For a long time, the CCA rating has been the most popular way to rate and measure the performance of car batteries. CCA stands for Cold Cranking Amps, and essentially measures the ability of a battery to start a car, especially in cold temperatures.
The colder an engine is, the harder it is for the battery to start it. So with that in mind, it’s little wonder why the CCA is such an important part of battery ratings.
However, many batteries actually go far above and beyond the required CCAs needed to start your car, and this isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Simply put, higher CCA requires more battery plates, and while this is fine in cold climates, in hotter climates like Australia, it actually increases problems such as corrosion, water loss, and vibrations which can all reduce a car battery's life.
So what’s the best car battery for Australia?
When choosing your next car battery, it’s important to look for one that has enough CCA’s to start your car, but not so many that it will actually reduce the life of the battery.
If you want a battery with high starting power without sacrificing longevity, then we recommend Century Batteries. Their batteries are built right here in Australia, specifically to perform their best in the Australian climate.
What’s even better is that they offer up to a 40 month warranty on their batteries, that’s how confident they are that their batteries will go the distance.
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