Best car battery for cold weather

Best Car Battery for Cold Weather

The best car battery for cold weather should dependably operate in extremely cold environments. The last thing you’ll want to do on an icy morning is to spend time jump-starting your car.

So to begin, let’s start with the basics:

When making your battery purchase, look for the label that identifies its cold-cranking amps — this determines how well the battery performs in cold climates.

Cold-cranking amps are a motor industry standard that determines how much current a 12-volt battery (e.g., your car battery) can deliver for 30 seconds at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. For cold climates, higher values are better.

A rule of thumb says a vehicle’s battery should have a cold-cranking amps (CCA) rating equal to or greater than engine displacement in cubic inches. A battery with a 280 CCA rating would be more than adequate for a 135 cubic inch four-cylinder engine but not big enough for a 350 cubic inch V8.

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In this article, we’ve put together the following list of car batteries that meet the right criteria for a cold climate.

Optima Batteries 8002-002 34 RedTop Starting Battery
  • 12-Volt, 800 Cold Cranking Amps, Size: 10" x 6 7/8" x 7 13/16" tall, Weight: 37.9 pounds, SAE Post. C20 Capacity: 50 Ah. CCA: 800 Amp
  • Reserve capacity of 100 minutes for constant performance
  • Optimal starting power even in bad weather; Case Material: Polypropylene
  • Fifteen times more resistant to vibration for durability
  • This item is not for sale in Catalina Island
Kinetik HC1200-BLU Black lead_acid_battery
  • 12 Volt
  • 1200W Max Support
  • 3/8 inch threaded terminals
  • Advanced AGM Technology
ACDelco 48AGM Professional AGM Automotive BCI Group 48 Battery
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ACDelco 48AGM Professional AGM Automotive BCI Group 48 Battery
  • High density negative paste, improves performance and increases battery life
  • Enhanced life alloy/Silver Calcium stamped alloy increases cycle life and improves performance
  • Calcium Lead positive grid, maximizes conductivity and allows for low resistance
  • Robust Envelope Separator with puncture resistant back, allows for increased acid circulation and prevents shorts. Improved acid circulation, helps the battery to remain cool, and extend battery life
  • Vent cap design that resists acid leakage

Product data was last updated on 2019-10-23 at 16:56.

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