It matters what battery goes in your car. They are not all the same.
We put all of the brand new batteries from all the manufacture's through complete diagnostics and testing
to verify that their rating systems hold up in the real world. Our reconditioned batteries are also put
through the same rigorous testing to give options for every budget.
The most common way of testing a car battery is called a load test. This test checks to see if the battery
can deliver the current required to the starter motor on the car for the car to start up. The battery has to be
able to deliver that performance in cold weather as well as hot weather.
Temperature has a big effect on
battery performance. By using a carbon pile heavy duty professional load tester, here at Pacific Batteries
Maple Ridge and Surrey we are able to verify the CCA rating of the battery is up to it's advertised
CCA stands for cold cranking amps and is a standardized rating system used throughout the battery
industry. There is also CA rating that stands for cranking amps but this is not the rating you want to look
at. The CA rating involves testing a battery at a warmer temperature that allows the battery to pass the test
easier. See our blog for a full explanation of the difference between CCA and CA.
Today's vehicles have power management systems that are much more complex than yesterday's basic
alternator charging systems. There can be a wide array of computers, modules, relays, and other
electronic controllers making sure the vehicles accessories have the right amount of power at the right
time. Having a quality battery of the right type, size, and rating is critical in these vehicles.
Battery testing here at Pacific Batteries is always friendly and free, as well as giving you the pro's and
con's of your situation for you to make the best choice for you.