My previous is GP Plas maintenance free battery change on 9 November 2009.
Wah last for more than 3 years already.
Mechanic shop normally sell higher:
Model NS 60L (S)
Mahkota shop Yuasa maintenance free - RM 200, need maintenance RM 180
Semenyih shop Yokohama maintenance free - RM 180, Panansonic RM 210
Leweko need maintenance or wet battery - RM 160
Car Battery Shop sell cheaper:
Maintenance free include trade in of old battery:
INCOE - RM 160
Yokohama - RM 160
KOBA - RM 160
Century -RM 170
In the end, I choose INCOE - RM 160.
In the end, I choose INCOE - RM 160.
How to choose your battery???
RC (minute) (longer the better) and CCA (higher the better, not applicable to malaysia - measure the battery's ability to start your car even on an extremely cold weather) comparison:
INCOE - 71 RC, 341 CCA aiya this one 12 months warranty
YOKOHAMA - 42 RC, 270 CCA
CENTURY MARATHONER - 58 RC ,351 CCA, this one 15 months warranty
|How to Choose Your Car Battery|
The car battery is the power underneath the hood of your car. It provides electricity needed to start the car, for door locks, power windows, lights, audio and other car accessories.
You must discard the old battery properly:
5 IMPORTANT FACTORS IN CHOOSING A CAR BATTERY:
Size refers to the height, width and length of the battery. They come in different group sizes to fit most cars’ battery tray. It is important that the battery fit securely. Always refer to your car manufacturer's manual to know your car's specific battery group size. You may also consult the reference guides, which battery retailers provide, find out the appropriate battery size for your car. Buying a wrong-sized battery will just be a waste of money and might just set off more damage to your car
Brand refers to the trademark given to a certain product. Buying the battery brand specified in your owner's manual is the best way. But if that particular brand is too expensive and you want to do some cost-cutting, follow the specification requirement also found in the owner's manual.
Do not be tempted to buy the cheapest brand because it could turn as the most expensive battery you've ever bought. Cheap batteries may also be loaded with defects and can also be poor performers. A frequent battery change, which also entails repeated installation, will just definitely use up the money you've initially saved when you chose a cheap car battery.
The longer the operating time of the battery' reserve capacity, the better; because this is the one quality of the battery that could save you from getting stranded. Consider the RC rating as your car's emergency kit. In times of unexpected trouble, you can still run to safety instead of getting stuck somewhere.
IMPORTANT: You cannot just pick and buy a battery with the longest reserve capacity. Consult your owner's manual to learn the recommended reserve capacity rating for your car model. It is best practice to choose the exact RC rating that your vehicle can handle.
An example of RC rating
The age of the battery gives you an idea on how long it should be able to perform. A battery is considered ‘fresh' if it is less than 6 months old.
Ask the automotive shop more on the particular battery that you want to buy.
Cold-cranking amps (CCA) measure the battery's ability to start your car even on an extremely cold weather. Your car will be hard to start (or to ignite) because the car's engine oil thickens and chemical reactions, in turn, slow down.
Choosing a battery with a high number of CCA is better; particularly to those vehicles being driven in a cold climate. A higher cold- cramping amps assure that your car's engine will start obediently even on snowy mornings.
Obviously, you won't have to bother with much CCA if you're living in a tropical or warm climate. Since the sole purpose of your car battery is to spurt electricity to crank your car's engine and also to supply power other car's accessories.