Battery and Electrical

1. First

Our experts recommend:

  • Inspect batteries, cables and belts every three months/6,000 Km.
  • Test battery every spring and fall.
  • Replace battery after three years (if required).

2. Next

Do you need a new battery? Choose one that:

  • Meets or exceeds the Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) rating recommended in your vehicle owner's manual.
  • Will be properly held down in the battery tray. A proper fit will prevent damaging vibration.
  • Offers the largest possible capacity if you drive in the extreme cold. A battery will lose about 40% of its cranking power in the drop from 27oC to -18oC -even if it's fully charged.
  • Has a sufficient Reserve Capacity (RC), which indicates how long accessories can run while leaving enough power to start the engine.