At Scotty Muffler & Auto Repair in Lake Alfred, FL, we have the expertise to select the right car battery for your vehicle, get it installed and dispose of your old battery.
There is nothing worse than getting in your vehicle about to head to a very important appointment or to work and finding that your car won’t start. Often the problem is a dead battery, and you may or may not have had any indication that it was about to fail. At Scotty Muffler & Auto Repair in Lake Alfred, FL, we have the expertise to select the right car battery for your vehicle, get it installed and dispose of your old battery.
There are five important factors to consider when choosing car batteries. The first thing to consider is the size of the battery, as it must fit in the space correctly. If car batteries are the wrong size, they either won’t fit or won’t perform correctly.
The manufacturer and brand is the next thing to consider. Your vehicle’s manual will give a recommendation on the preferred brand to use, but you can sometimes use something that is more affordable. Our expertise will keep you from getting those batteries that, although they may be a bargain today, could be quite costly down the road.
Another consideration is the reserve capacity of car batteries. This is also referred to as the RC rating. The higher the RC rating, the better, as this indicates how long your car will be able to run on the battery, should your alternator fail. This could save you from becoming stranded, as it gives you more time to get to a garage.
The last two considerations are age and cold-cranking amps. As car batteries sit around awaiting sale, they are less desirable. We only offer and install fresh batteries. Although not as important here in Florida, cold-cranking amps could be important to you if you plan to travel to colder climates.
We consider all these components of car batteries when suggesting options for your vehicle. We can also test your current battery for you, either as a separate appointment or along with other auto repair and maintenance services to give you peace of mind that your battery isn’t getting ready to fail. Contact us today for more information.