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How To Pick an ATV/UTV Battery

HOW TO PICK AN ATV/UTV BATTERY

Just as you would carefully research a new battery for your car, you should take the time to research battery options for your ATV/UTV. The warm weather is coming faster than you think, and Ellis Battery wants to be sure you’re prepared with a reliable battery!

MAKE A PLAN.

You’re taking the first step now, by reading this blog post! It’s even better if you are proactive and are doing this research before you need a new ATV/UTV battery. All batteries, even high-end ones, will lose effectiveness over time if they are not properly maintained. With your ATV/UTV in storage during the colder winter months, it is a good idea to check your battery today.  After you check your battery, decide when you will purchase your new battery, and make sure you know how much (and what type of) use your ATV/UTV will get this season.

DO YOUR RESEARCH.

You have made the decision to purchase a new battery, but where should you start? When selecting a battery for your ATV/UTV, you should focus on one thing above all else: Cold Cranking Amps (CCA). CCA ratings are based on the power that a battery can produce and sustain.

Do you have an older ride? It’s great to have a well-loved ATV/UTV, but over time it can require more power to keep it running like new. While this is expected, and nothing to be worried about, you should focus on batteries that have higher CCA due to the increased demand on your battery.

Did you add some amazing aftermarket accessories to your ride? These new accessories make you love your ATV/UTV even more, but they also strain your battery. A higher CCA battery will help keep your lighting kits, winches, engine upgrades, and radios running smoothly.

CONSULT THE EXPERTS.

When it comes to batteries, the folks here at Ellis know a thing or two. Come into one of our locations (we have six!) or give us a call. We’re here to help keep your ride running like the day you bought it.

Start Easy. Start Positive.