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Best car batteries

Best car batteries

 

Getting stuck with a dead battery is an annoyance at best. If you’re stranded in bad weather or an isolated location, it can jeopardize your safety. So, with winter around the bend, now is the time to check up on your battery’s health and replace it if necessary.

When shopping, don’t assume that buying a well-known brand or spending top dollar is the way to go. Four different brands grabbed the top spot in the six group sizes we tested. That means a battery that topped one category may be an also-ran in the size you need.

DieHard batteries, for example, scored at or near the top in some of the group sizes we tested but ended up dead last in others. And with prices ranging from $110 to as much as $175, DieHard models were some of the most expensive.

On the other hand, relatively affordable EverStart batteries from Walmart were some of the top scorers in all six group sizes we tested. They’re also among the most reasonably priced, ranging from around $85 to $110.

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