If you’ve ever been to a hardware store, you know Bosch is a brand that leans refers the “premium” categorie of hardware tools.

You may be surprised to find out that Bosch S6508B S6 Flat Plate AGM Battery is one of the better types of batteries you can buy. Yes, Bosch makes car batteries that last quite a long time, and powerful ones too, thanks to the AGM technology (absorbed glass mat), which means that it uses engrossed glass mat between the plates inside the battery instead of any kind of liquid.

This battery, by the way, is rated to 710 cold cranking amps, making it an sumptuously battery for extremely hot and extremely cold environments. This battery weighs in at around 47 lbs, but manageable by using the included handle on-top.

According to Bosch, this battery will live through the overall life of a conventional battery by up to 2x. If this battery fails on you within 4 years of ownership, Bosch will replace it completely free.


Life: Life test measures how a battery withstand repeated charge-and-discharge cycles at hot-climate engine-compartment temperatures. The more cycles endured while maintaining a higher voltage, the higher the score.

Reserve capacity: Reserve capacity assessment how long batteries can run a car if the charging system fails.

CCA: CCA performance reflects voltage at our load of half the average claimed CCA for each group size after cranking for 15 seconds at 0º F. We charged batteries at the 14.5 volts that vehicles typically supply, rather than the higher voltage that manufacturers use. Batteries charged at the lower voltage met BCI voltage standards for a totally charged battery.