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Cheap Car Battery Prices Are One Idea But

by Adam Solomon

Cheap Car Battery Prices Are One Idea But

Trying to find cheap car battery prices is another!  I have yet to find any.  Especially if you are looking for a hybrid battery.  New hybrid batteries range from ,000 to ,300!  I don't know about you but I don't think everybody has an extra ,000 in their pocket that they can just throw out on the counter.

This happened a few months ago when I saw that red triangle light up in the middle of the dashboard.  This couldn't be happening!  Money was tight and the wife was going to have a baby in a month, maybe sooner.  So I had no chose.  I needed the transportation.  There had to be some cheap car battery prices that my wallet could afford.

With all the focus there is on recycling these days there has to be cheap car battery prices out there that are a little more reasonable in price.  So I started dialing on the phone and making calls.  Just going down the list from one dealership to the next.

I was discussing it with a co-worker at lunch one day who owned a hybrid car from a different car maker.  He told me that he experienced the same thing when looking for cheap car battery prices a few months ago.  He chose to buy a battery that was refurbished at the factory.

So you would think the quality of the hybrid battery would be higher since it was done in the factory.  So was the price!  A total of ,200!  The search for cheap car battery prices continued.  I decided to quit calling dealerships and start looking online instead.  I'll bet ya Amazon sells the darn things.  As the new page came up I saw nothing there.

Thinking to myself, "Now where would I start looking for cheap car battery prices?"  Ebay, Craig's List?  God knows even Amazon probably has something up for sale.

So I erased that and tried another search when something else came up.  It was not about cheap car battery prices but was referring to rebuilding your own hybrid battery by yourself.  I always say, "If you do not take a look, the only loser is yourself."  It was probably some guide for a mechanic with years of experience but I had nothing but time on my hands at the moment.

As I was reading the page I scrolled down to some of the comments and testimonies.  A couple of guys said they did it in three days.  If they would have not had other engagements scheduled, they probably could have done it in less time.  I might have started out looking for cheap car battery prices but this might be the answer.  Most of all, I had a wife expecting a baby in three to four weeks.  I needed that car up and running again, PRONTO!

Cheap car battery prices?  They said this guide would show you how to rebuild the battery for an average cost of 0.  0! Now THAT sounds a little more in my price range. Car Battery Reconditioning, Car Battery Reconditioning, Car Battery Reconditioning Can I Do This? One thing that many people assume is the fact that this is hard. I can tell you that it's in fact incredibly easy because I've been teaching people how to reconditiong batteries for awhile now and they tell me they think it's really easy. The type of battery doesn't matter either. Nearly all types of batteries can be reconditioned. I want to teach you how this is done. I have step-by-step instructions which shows you exactly what you need to do. music by : Kevin MacLeod ("
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Why does my low battery light on my car come on? I just replaced the alternator and the battery.?

by Adam Solomon

Question by Electra-fried: Why does my low battery light on my car come on? I just replaced the alternator and the battery.?
Hi, so I start my car up every morning and the "low battery" light comes on.My dash lights are dim and my stereo makes a loud hissing sound that gets louder as I speed along in my car. After a few minutes the light turns off and my dash lights look normal again, but the hissing sound from the stereo is still there. I've checked all my connections to the batter and it all looks fine.

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Answer by kelly_f_1999
and what about belt if loose or old it slips and either alternator or battery wil work and if you have added a new stereo that could do it as well an dcant look at battery cables and tell if they dirty and best to have charging system check for drain or draw on power with radio on and off

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Choosing A Quality Replacemment Car Battery

by Adam Solomon

Choosing A Quality Replacemment Car Battery

Replacing your car battery can save you money with attention for the proper disposal of your old one. The car battery is the first point of power under your hood of your vehicle. It provides electricity needed for lights,entertainment,electric windows and other car accessories.If your battery dies so does your car . Rrecycling stations and automotive supply stores give you ample opportunities for disposal of your old battery.

There are 5 major things to consider when picking a car battery: 1,Age 2,Cold-cranking amps 3,Size 4,Brand 5,Reserve capacity

1,Age The age of the battery gives you an idea on how long it should be able to perform. A battery is considered fresh' if it is less than 6 months old. Look for the manufacturing date. Most date codes are stamped on the battery case or label. Important battery information usually starts with 2 characters: Letter - indicates the month (Example: A is January; B is February; C is March...), and Digit - indicates the year (Example: 9 for 1999, 0 for 2000, 1 for 2001...)

2,Cold-Cranking Amps: Cold-cranking amps (CCA) measure the battery's ability to start your car even on an extremely cold weather. During freezing condition, your car will be hard to start (or to ignite) because the car's engine oil thickens and chemical reactions, in turn, slow down. The cold-cranking amps also refer to the number of amps a battery will be able to support for 30 seconds at 0 degree temperature (until battery voltage reaches below minimum level). Choosing a battery with a high number of CCA is better; particularly to those vehicles being driven in a cold climate. A higher cold- cranking amps assure that your car's engine will start obediently even on snowy mornings. Car Battery - is a type of battery that can be recharged. Its main purpose is to supply electricity to a vehicle. Car battery is also referred as an SLI battery. Starting-Lighting-Ignition: to give power to the starter motor, the lights, and the ignition system of a car engine. Cranking (starting) - also known as shallow cycle type, intended to release rapid surges of energy to start a vehicle's engine. Obviously, you won't have to bother with much CCA if you're living in a tropical or warm climate. Since the sole purpose of your car battery is to spurt electricity to crank your car's engine and also to supply power other car's accessories.

Difference between CCA and CA CCA (cold-cranking amps) - indicate how much electrical power the car battery can deliver to the car's starter engine, at zero degree Fahrenheit. CA (cranking amps) - This is another measure of electric current in the battery, taken at 32 degrees Fahrenheit or at freezing point. When seen on battery case or label, the CA rating is usually higher than the CCA rating. Tips on Choosing the Suitable Cold-Cranking Amps Rating for your Car Battery: Check your owner's manual and follow the CCA rating specified for your car battery. Do not choose batteries with CCA rating which is much lower or much higher to the rating recommended by your car's manufacturer, as well as those CCA rating of 200 amps or more. If both your car's battery brand and exact CCA rating level are not available, you may choose a bit higher (not much and not lower) your car's CCA requirements.

Different Group Sizes for Different Car Models: Size 75 - General Motors cars; Size 65 - big-bodied Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars; Size 35 - latest Honda, Nissan, and Toyota cars; Size 34 - Chrysler cars; and Size 34/78 - with 2 sets of terminals to fit some Chrysler and some General Motor models.

3,Size Size or Group Size refers to the height, width and length of the battery. They come in different group sizes to fit most car's battery tray. It is important that the battery should fit snugly and securely. Always refer to your car manufacturer's manual to know your car's specific battery group size. You may also consult the reference guides, which battery retailers provide, find out the appropriate battery size for your vehicle. Buying a wrong-sized battery will just be a waste of money and might just set off more damage to your car. In the States, a new car battery might cost up to 0, or more. To save money more efficiently: it is best to do research for battery prices first before purchasing. Also learn to remove and to install your own car battery, to save on the installation fee.

4,Brand Brand refers to the trademark given to a certain product. Sometimes it is the same with the manufacturer's name (i.e. Exide company produces batteries with same name). Buying the battery brand specified in your owner's manual is the best way. But if that particular brand is too expensive and you want to do some cost-cutting, follow the specification requirement also found in the owner's manual. Do not be tempted to buy the cheapest brand because it could turn as the most expensive battery you've ever bought. Cheap batteries may also be loaded with defects and can also be poor performers. A frequent battery change, which also entails repeated installation, will just definitely sucks up the money you've initially saved when you chose a cheap car battery.

Battery Service Centers that Install and Sell Reasonably-Priced Car Batteries: Firestone Goodyear Pep Boys Sears

4, Battery Manufacturers and their Battery Brands: Delphi - AC Delco and some EverStart; Exide - Champion, Exide, Napa, and some EverStart; and Johnson Controls Industries - Diehard (Sears), Duralast (AutoZone), Interstate, Kirkland (Costco), Motorcraft (Ford), and some EverStart.

You can also buy car batteries from local service stations and tune-up shops; however, the selection is limited and the stocks may not be fresh. Battery Stores that Sell Very Low-Priced Car Batteries but sometimes No-Install:

Kmart Target Trak Auto Wal-Mart Sam's Club

5,Reserve capacity rating (RC) refers to the battery's standing power'. This is the amount of minutes the battery can continuously supply minimum voltage needed to run a car should the car's alternator or fan belt fail. With an excellent reserve capacity rating, your car can run on the battery alone when the alternator stops working. The RC rating of a battery is listed in minutes. You may not find the RC rating on the battery because it is not usually printed on the label. Check the product literature or ask the store assistant to find out the true RC rating of a particular battery. The longer the operating time of the battery' reserve capacity, the better; because this is the one quality of the battery that could save you from getting stranded. Consider the RC rating as your car's emergency kit. In times of unexpected trouble, you can still run to safety instead of getting stuck somewhere.

IMPORTANT: You cannot just pick and buy a battery with the longest reserve capacity you can find. Consult your owner's manual to learn the recommended reserve capacity rating for your particular car model. It is best practice to choose the exact RC rating that your vehicle can handle.

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