Although they all have the same purpose – to power up your vehicle and everything that comes with it – car batteries come in various types and sizes. Let’s cover some of the commonly used types of auto batteries.
Starting, Lighting and Ignition (SLI)
Starting, lighting, ignition (SLI) car batteries are widely used among many others. But this type of batteries needs to be recharged quite often due to their shallow charge cycle.
Deep cycle batteries are perfect for marine vehicles, golf carts besides cars. They are powerful enough.
Despite being compact, Lithium-ion batteries are not much in use because of their incompatibility with the great number of vehicles. Though they are good for hybrid and electric cars. There is one disadvantage – a short life cycle.
Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA)
VRLA batteries don’t need any maintenance but in case there is a problem with them, you should replace them.
VRLA batteries are subdivided into gel cell and AGM batteries. Deep-cycle devices require gel cell batteries, while AGM batteries give more energy in short bursts.
One of the most affordable batteries are wet cell batteries, they contain liquid that produces electrolyte. They are less powerful than VRLA batteries and need regular maintenance.