There are two types of batteries designed for cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. These supply electricity to your system and are required for your vehicle to turn on and function.
Standard Wet Cell Batteries
These batteries are also known as flooded or conventional batteries. They contain carefully measured liquids that react with your car’s lead plates to create an electric current of power. The liquid within these batteries need to be checked and maintained carefully so they don’t damage your vehicle. They’re also more susceptible to extreme temperatures.
Absorbed Glass Matt (AGM) Batteries
These batteries were designed to create bursts of power for electronics that run for long periods of time. Rather than store free liquids like wet cell batteries, AGM batteries contain an electrolyte solution between battery plates and is saturated with fiberglass. AGM batteries are considered “maintenance free,” since the fluid within them isn’t at risk of spilling and is less susceptible to “gassing” or water loss.
If you have more questions regarding batteries, specific voltage questions or just want to make sure you buy the right battery for your vehicle, call Team Automotive and one of our certified mechanics will help you out.