Can you use any size car battery?

No. Car batteries differ in multiple ways to work with different vehicle’s specifications, and they are generally year, make, model-specific. Many car batteries do have one important similarity in how they work.

Can you put any size battery in a car?

Most vehicles have limited space for batteries, so in many cases a larger size, from a physical standpoint, may not work. The problem in most cases is that the terminals will contact the hood and short out the battery or the physical dimensions just will not work.

Can I use a higher CCA battery in my car?

Batteries with Higher CCA ratings also tend to be larger. They will still work in your car but may not fit in the battery tray. Overall, a higher CCA battery can be more reliable and last longer. CCA decreases over time due to charge loss and other factors.

Are all 12V batteries the same?

All 12-volt battery types are similar in that they provide power for your 12V electrical system. However, there are significant differences in how they’re designed, their capacity, the amount of maintenance required, and the cost to buy and install.

What size is a standard car battery?

In general, these more-common battery group sizes are 24, 24F, 25, 34, 35, 51, 51R, 52, 58, 58R, 59, and 65. Helpful Hint: Some vehicles can handle a larger battery than was originally installed. A physically larger battery usually has more power and reserve time than a smaller battery.

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How do I know my battery size?

First way to determine battery group size is to look for specifications in the vehicle manual. Battery specifications are generally present in the manual and are easy to get. Note down the specification written in letters and numbers. The second way is to look directly on your battery (See Figure below).

What is the difference between 24 and 24F battery?

Correction: according to a BCI size list I found, a group 24R is a reversed 24; our 24F is a longer (by 13mm or 1/2″) version of a group 24.