Automotive

Batteries for your Car or Light Truck

Automotive batteries are designed to power the starter motor, lights and accessories in your vehicle. Our automotive batteries are made from high-quality materials and come in a complete range of sizes and specifications. Find the best one for your car today. 

Continental Battery Systems’ team of more than 250 distribution centers and 35,000 retailers across the country carry a wide variety of automotive batteries designed to keep our customers on the road. 

Choosing the Best Automotive Battery

In most cases, you’ll be able to choose a replacement for your auto battery by looking at what is currently installed in the car. For more specific information, consult your car’s owner’s manual or check with a mechanic. 

Use Continental Battery Systems’ Find Your Battery function to search for the best battery for your car’s make, model and year. 

Auto Battery Replacement

Most manufacturers recommend replacing auto batteries after three to five years of use. Spent batteries should be recycled and replaced to ensure your car is running at peak performance. 

If your battery is less than three years old but you notice any of the following signs of wear, it may be worth replacing or at least getting checked out. 

  • Having to jump start your battery repeatedly. If your battery is dead more often than not, it’s likely time to opt for a replacement rather than another jump. 
  • Dim lights or slow crank. A failing battery sends less electrical current to systems like lights and the starter. You may notice this if your engine is slow to rev or feels sluggish when you turn it on. You may also notice that your headlights aren’t as bright as they once were. Both could be signs it’s time for a replacement. 
  • Clicking noise. That “click click” sound you hear when attempting to start your car could be caused by a failing battery. 
  • Something looks or smells off. A battery that is bulging or has a sulfuric (rotten egg) smell is a sure sign it’s time to replace.

Find the battery you need in the list below, then check out our complete catalog of commercial and recreational batteries to keep you on the road.

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