Which car battery is best?

Batteries may not be an exciting topic, but we all need one in our car. Find the perfect one for you here.

A car battery being replaced

by Ryan Gilmore |

Batteries are almost always overlooked. Yet without them, you won't be able to even move your car. The car battery is not only needed for a modern starter motor (as opposed to a hand crank system) but for the ECU, as well as essentials like your headlights and windscreen wipers.

If your battery is going flat every couple of days, is struggling to turn over or there is a persistent warning light on your dashboard, it's probably a good idea to invest in a new car battery.

But not all batteries are the same; you wouldn't fit the battery from a Volkswagen Up into a Lamborghini Aventador, for example, and expect it to work. You need to work out which battery your car needs, then select one of the best car battery options on the market. We've pointed out the positives and negatives (sorry) for each option.

What you need to know about car batteries:

One of the easiest ways to check what battery will fit your car is to use Amazon's garage feature. Here, you can enter your car's details or simply use your registration number to find the correct parts for your car.

Most tyre fitters will offer a free battery check, so it's worth taking advantage of this check when you're having your tyres fitted. A good battery should last around five years, so bear that in mind when it comes to searching for a battery.

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