Is a car battery “tray” required or necessary for vehicles?


by Stacy Lynn Baum

Question by Chris B: Is a car battery "tray" required or necessary for vehicles?
Bought a used car and the battery died.

Bought a new one and installed it, however, there was no battery tray in the engine compartment.

Do I need to get one or is it okay for the battery to sit in there as long as it is secured? Will my new battery drain quicker with no tray? What is the benefit of the tray? Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Johnny B
It is a safety feature to keep your battery in place.

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