Cold weather reduces the electrical charge in a battery but increases the amount of electrical draw needed to start a vehicle, which makes the amount of cold cranking amps available critical for starting a car. Different... More »

The number of cold cranking amps a car battery should have is different for every car. It depends on both the vehicle itself and the temperature where the driver lives. More »

Cold cranking amps or CCA is the maximum amount of amps that a battery can provide for 30 seconds at zero F. Two of the most important things to consider when choosing the right battery are cold cranking amps and reserve... More »

Charging a 12-volt battery with 450 cold cranking amperes and a 5-ampere charge rate takes about nine hours. The length of time required to charge a battery varies with the voltage, the charge rate and the CCA capacity o... More »

The number of cold cranking amps a car battery should have is different for every car. It depends on both the vehicle itself and the temperature where the driver lives. More »

The two key differences in car battery specifications are series number, which indicates the size and shape of the battery, and cold cranking amps. Cold cranking amps reflect the amount of electrical current the battery ... More »

An average car battery produces 400 to 500 cold crank amperes to start the car. Cold crank amperes are a unit of measurement that show the amount of amperes a battery can discharge in 30 seconds at 0 degrees Fahrenheit a... More »