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7 Best Cheap Car Batteries, According to Consumer Reports

7 Best Cheap Car Batteries, According to Consumer Reports

Sooner or later your car battery will die. Consumer Reports knew the staggering number of options and compiled a list of the most affordable car batteries. CR testers rated the batteries for charge-discharge cycles, available spare capacity and low temperature performance. These models didn’t receive the highest overall rating from Consumer Reports, but they offer the best value. Let’s take a look at the different battery sizes and CR’s best pick in each category.

Your car model determines the battery type it needs

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You may need a 24/24F battery if you drive a Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Acura, Lexus, or Infiniti model. Other Japanese brands may require a size 35 battery. Most Chevy, Volkswagen and Buick cars use a size 47 battery, Consumer Reports explains.