Finding the best car battery is not exactly a fun job. But it can be extremely frustrating to experience a dead battery and the best way to avoid this is by learning about car battery performance, quality and other battery features.
Let’s start with the basics. Car batteries come in a variety of weight, lengths, height, cold cranking amps (CCA), and amp-hour. The average life span of car batteries is around 3 to 5 years but this isn’t to say an excellent brand can churn out one that will last up to 10 years. On the other hand, its life span can be shorter if you have poor driving habits or live in extreme weather conditions. According to Battery University, factory defects is a low 7% of the total number of car batteries manufactured which suggests that if a car battery stops working or does not work at all, it’s most likely either a bad fit or human error in picking the right one.
Of all the factors that were considered in reviewing the best car batteries, we put the most emphasis on performance. Your car battery should consistently perform at optimum level regardless of the number of car accessories. Therefore, if you want to enjoy your high performing car stereo, it‘s important to consider battery performance because there is a chance of draining the battery with the wrong choice, especially with an upgraded stereo or other accessories.
Here's a list of the top rated car batteries of 2017. Click a battery series to go to the full review, or just scroll down to view all of the reviews:
Best Car Batteries | Top 5
|Our Rank||Car Battery||Cold Cranking Amps||Capacity||Volts||Price|
|1.||Optima Red Top||720 - 800||44 - 50 Ah||6 - 12v||$$|
|2.||XS Power D||190 - 1700||35 - 140 Ah||12V||$$$|
|3.||Odyssey Extreme||100 - 850||7- 55 AH||12V||$$|
|4.||AC Delco Professional||630 - 925||60 - 95 Ah||12V||$$|
|5.||Exide Edge AGM||440- 770||45 - 68 Ah||12V||$$|
Choosing the Right Battery
The factors that were considered for this review include: performance, power, safety and maintenance, price, type, special features, warranty, and customer feedback. Even though we placed a heavy emphasis on performance, it is important to consider these other factors as well while researching the best battery for your car.