Good brands of car batteries include Kirkland Signature, EverStart, AC Delco and Duralast. Factors to consider when buying a new battery include type of vehicle, amp hours and battery life.Continue Reading
Kirkland Signature batteries offer good value for money and are only available at Costco. They compare favorably to higher-end batteries in performance and amp ratings. Kirkland Signature batteries work well even in cold weather and typically offer a full refund in case of failure.
EverStart batteries are good for below freezing temperatures and extreme weather. They are easy to use and maintenance-free. This brand of car batteries offers above-average performance for a reasonable price and is available at Wal-Mart.
AC Delco makes some of the highest-rated batteries on the market. The batteries, which hold charge particularly well, have corrosion-resistant terminals and are maintenance-free. The 6 series models offer the best value for money as of 2016.
Duralast batteries are available at AutoZone stores. The batteries are reliable in below-freezing temperatures and hold charge well. The battery is reasonably priced and compares favorably to premium batteries such as DieHard.
Maintenance-free batteries don't require topping off or checking electrolyte levels. Experts recommend having the battery looked at by a mechanic once a year in warmer climates or if the battery is more than two years old.Learn more about Car Parts & Maintenance