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- May 30, 2019
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- Newport News VA
- 2020 Toyota TRD Off-Road MT
I also replaced mine with an AGM from Canadian tire. It was about 1/2 size and weight to the original. Orginal failed after a year and current AGM has been working flawlessly for over a year.Last two batteries I've bought were Advanced Auto AGM's , and have not had a better battery.
No, it doesn't require a charge to keep the parking brake on, but does use a bit to engage/disengage. Key thing with lead acid batteries, is they need to be kept "full" to have a long life. It's not like your phone where you can "kill" it and charge it back up to full...you have to keep them full.Does the battery get used up more if electronic parking brake is used frequently?
It's hard to be convinced on the superiority of this Stinger battery by looking at the specs. It may last longer....maybe. But... Stinger specifies CCA at 438 and CA at 525. Insane as its reserve capacity might be, the Stinger website doesn't specify it.Costco Kirkland batteries were very good, and had a good warranty. Their batteries now are Interstate, which are rebranded Johnson Control batteries. Reason why they dropped the Kirkland branded ones was Interstate didn't want to honor the warranty period that came with the Kirkland batteries. Johnson Controls also provide rebranded batteries to BMW, Toyota, Walmart, as well as Costco. A lot of Johnson Controls batteries are made in Mexico, take it for what it's worth. My opinion is Interstate battery quality has been going downhill for the last 3 years, YMMV.
If you want a battery with better than OEM CCA, and an insane amount of reserve capacity, take a look at the Stinger SPV35. Average lifespan I've had with them in other cars has been about 9 years. Not the cheapest, but you'll be hard pressed to find anything that will outperform it:
As far as the ampere rating, no, it can't be too high. You can connect a nuclear power plant rated at five million amperes to the civic's starter and it won't blow as long as the voltage is 12 V or so. But if you put in the civic a battery that has too large capacity and then you only drive short trips or drive too few miles per month, the civic may not be able to charge it fully and it might have a shorter life. But if you drive enough, I don't see a problem with putting in a huge battery, except for the weight and space issues.I have an opinion on this and it could be false but hear me out. I have the factory battery still in my civic going on two years. I use my battery a lot. I even got a 1000 watt sound system installed that pulls a bit on it. It hasn’t failed me yet. Now I was thinking about upgrading to stronger battery to see if I could minimize my headlights dimming at high volumes when my subs are hitting. But I have read that a new battery alone will not cure this because the halogen bulbs will always show any voltage fluctuation a bit. So I left it alone. But that got me thinking the main reason the battery is there is for starting the car. So the proper cranking amps is needed for your starter. Maybe giving it too much could cause the starter to fail prematurely. Think about it, most electronic devices fail from being overdriven with too much power. So if you ask me I think the oem battery is the best route to go.
You don't need to. The genuine battery has 550 Cold Cranking Amps for a tiny 1.5L engine. 550CCA is enough to start a large V6 in -20°C weather after sitting for 2 weeks..or more.So I'm considering just abandoning the Genuine Honda Battery for a better battery with more reserve power for when I'm not driving it for a few days. Any suggestions from those who have upgraded their battery?