How Many Cold Cranking Amps Should a Car Battery Have?

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.

Cold cranking amps are how many amps of power are required to start a car when it is cold, as the name would suggest. This is why the number a car should have varies with location and temperature. It takes more power to turn over a colder engine. Drivers can find the number of cold cranking amps that their battery has listed as its CCA. This is different than the battery’s CA, or cranking amps.