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Old 05-07-2004, 06:52   #1 (permalink)
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whats the best car battery to use

I know that BMW genuine batteries are pretty good lead acid car batteries(last years, I got one now that has lasted 6 years and still going strong) and I've also used a brand called Besco that were real shit and would usually only last 18 months.
Anyone know what other brands are good or bad. Century Batteries are OK
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bond are good but the best batteries are ones with charge!!
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Odisee [sp] if you want the best...Anything over 650 cca..
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Re: whats the best car battery to use

Exide are also pretty good. Remember that each time you discharge your lead acid battery below 80% DOD (depth of discharge) you significantly reduce it's life. Also, the cold weather has an effect. An insulated battery cover is good value for cool climates. ebxr8240's comment re cranking amps is good, the higher the amps the less overall discharge for each start and longer life.

I went thru 1 battery every 18 months in my diesel hilux until I put in an Exide with 50% more cranking amps than standard. Has now lasted me 4 1/2 years with no sign of loss.
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