According to the December 2011 issue of Consumer Reports, the longest-lasting battery brand is the Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery. This is based on a study of AA batteries.Know More
Consumer Reports tested AA batteries using high-draining digital cameras and low-draining flashlights. Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries took the most photos before dying (1,266 photos). The quickest-to-die battery tested was the Walgreens Supercell alkaline, which took only 133 photos. The longest-lasting alkaline battery brand was Duracell Ultra Advanced, and the longest-lasting rechargeable battery was Duracell Precharged.
As a whole, lithium batteries lasted longer than alkaline, but they also cost more than alkaline batteries. Rechargeable batteries are the most environmentally friendly choice.Learn more about Car Parts & Maintenance
Go to a store that sells Everstart batteries, and use the in-store battery fit guide to choose the right size battery for your vehicle. Talk to a salesperson at the store to discuss the various performance options among the different batteries. Cars in warmer climates need batteries with longer lifespans.Full Answer >
An AGM battery, commonly used in ATVs and motorcycles, is a type of sealed battery with a fiberglass mat sandwiched between the battery's plates to hold the electrolyte. AGM stands for "absorbed glass mat" in reference to the fiberglass sheet.Full Answer >
To properly remove sulfate from a battery, connect it to a pulse-type battery charger. The charger will send electronic pulses through the battery to quickly dissolve any sulfation found inside.Full Answer >
To remove a car battery, turn off the engine, set the parking brake, and open the hood. Using a combination wrench, loosen and remove the negative and positive battery cables from the battery. Grab the bottom of the battery, and lift it out of the battery tray.Full Answer >