Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

All Charged Up over Car Batteries

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

All Charged Up over Car Batteries

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The only time you probably think about your vehicle's battery is when you try to start your car ... and it doesn't, notes Consumer Reports. If you've ever had that sinking feeling, you'll remember how important it is not to take the battery's health for granted.

Different vehicles need different-sized batteries, mostly because of the engine size, space restrictions under the hood and the number of powered accessories. Batteries are grouped by physical size, type and placement of the terminals, and mounting style. Replacing your battery with one from the same group ensures that the battery will fit the tray and that the leads will connect properly. Once you know the size you need (group number), choose from one of two types of batteries:

- Low-Maintenance/Maintenance-Free. …

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