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Car batteries

NAPA 8465
 
Approximate retail price:
$85
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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Type: Group 65 car batteries
About - NAPA 8465

The NAPA 8465 is part of the car battery test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, car battery models like the 8465 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Life:
Life test measures how a battery endures 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 estimates 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 0ยบ 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 fully charged battery.
About This Brand

Sold through NAPA auto-parts stores.

Features & Specs - NAPA 8465
info Handle Yes
info Has removable caps No
info Claimed CCA 750
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User Reviews - NAPA 8465
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4.0
Very Good Choice
4/16/2014
Pros
Long Lasting
Maintenance free
price
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This is a replacement for the former NAPA 8465 Silver battery and it still carries a 24 month free, 84 month prorated replacement warranty. I got just shy of 7 years of service from the old battery and expect to get the same or better with this replacement. I am very suprised CR dropped this battery from its recommended Grp 65 batteries. Price is actually $129, not $85 as CR noted; however, it's still one of the least expensive batteries in this group. Also, NAPA offers a AAA member discount which will save you another 10%.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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