What are the best cheap car batteries?

Car batteries are essential to any automobile, but many of them cost an arm and a leg. We are building a list of the cheapest car batteries that are reliable and will last a long time. Do you agree or disagree with our list? Add your favorite battery and comment.

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    #1Optima 8004-003

    Optima 8004-003

    This Optima battery is highly resistant against strong vibrations and G forces, which makes it ideal for off-road vehicles. The battery uses SpiralCell technology that allows for optimal performance. 

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    Wayne Adams
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "My red top has yet to let me down. This model is also the kind of cheap car batteries you want to have in case of emergencies. "
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    #2ACDelco 94RAGM

    ACDelco 94RAGM

    The 94RAGM has a leak-proof feature since the Electrolyte is held in the glass mat separator permanently. The battery also has a high cycling performance and are resistant against corrosion. 

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    Mick Fang
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "With the price and lastability, acdelco batteries are a keeper. "
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    #3Mighty Max ML35-12

    Mighty Max ML35-12

    This is a 12V SLA battery from Mighty Max that is usable on most cars and other vehicles. The Mighty Max ML35-12 has an Absorbent Glass Mat tech with a heavy-duty calcium-alloy grid that makes the battery durable.

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    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Starts my car up just fine for a long time now but recently it is having some problems with starting my car."
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    #4Kinetik HC600

    Kinetik HC600

    Kikentik's battery has 600W and is intended for cars with a strong sound system. The unit has an Absorbent Glass Mat technology that makes it durable and is highly resistant against strong vibrations.

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    Guo Ding
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Got my sick amp working while jump starting my car. I notice the lights getting dimmer after the second year the kinetik is in my car. "
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    #5Odyssey PC680

    Odyssey PC680

    This car battery has a cold crank amp of 170, which is useful for starting cold cars. The PC680 also uses absorbed glass mat design to drastically decrease the risk of acid leaks and corrosive damages.

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    John Schneider
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "As promised, its got cold shielding so my car can start up in the coldest december nights. that was two years ago. Last year, the batteries need to heat up before it can get my car running. "
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    #6Shuriken SK-BT45

    Shuriken SK-BT45

    This 12V battery from Shuriken can power sound systems up to 1250W. The SK-BT45 uses absorbed glass mat technology to prevent battery acid spillage and makes the battery resistant against vibrations.

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    Russell Ortiz
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "No problem with the performance of this battery but it is not strong against rust. Notice the connectors getting corroded a month ago."
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    #7XS Power D3400

    XS Power D3400

    The D3400 battery can achieve 1000 cranking amps and a max amp of 3300A. This XS Power is designed for high-end sound systems that have a wattage of around 2,500 to 4,000. 

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    Edward Vasquez
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Not the cheapeast in the list but you will get a lot of power for your amp and car. "
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    #8VMAX857 AGM

    VMAX857 AGM

    VMAX's battery can achieve high deep cycle performance. The unit also uses AGM Electrolyte Suspension System and custom built military grade alloys, which makes the battery sturdy and resistant against vibration. 

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    John Gonzalez
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "One of the best car batteries if you can handle paying a bit extra. For others like trolling, there are better and cheaper options. "

Summary

Best What are the best cheap car batteries
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Optima 8004-003Electronics 20 Paid
2ACDelco 94RAGMElectronics 14 Paid
3Mighty Max ML35-12Electronics 9 Paid
4Kinetik HC600Electronics 3 Paid
5Odyssey PC680Electronics 2 Paid
6Shuriken SK-BT45Electronics 2 Paid
7XS Power D3400Electronics 2 Paid
8VMAX857 AGM Electronics 1 Paid
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