Do It Yourself
Choosing The Right Battery
Battery Group Size
This is the physical size of the battery, and most vehicles will allow for more than one group size. Check your Owner Guide to find the battery group sizes that will fit in your vehicle.
Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)
CCA determines how well your battery will supply sufficient power for 30 seconds at a temperature of zero degrees Fahrenheit.
In general, use the number recommended by your Owner Guide or the CCA of the battery that was originally installed on your vehicle.
Batteries that only display hot cranking amps (HCA) or cranking amps (CA) are not as well suited for cold-weather areas.
Reserve Capacity (RC)
RC measures how many minutes the battery can supply power before falling below the minimum voltage level after the alternator has failed.
In general, the higher the number, the better. This is an important factor to consider if you’ll be operating electrical equipment on your vehicle while the engine is off.
Battery Date Code
Be sure to ask the dealership for the freshest battery possible. A battery that’s been on the shelf for an extended period can lose some of its charge, and might not perform as well the first time it’s started.
If you do get a battery that’s been on the shelf for a long time, it usually regains its full potential and long-term performance by being charged in the vehicle or with an external charger.
Make sure you’re comfortable with the warranty. Look at how long the free replacement period is, and if there is any coverage on a prorated basis beyond that point. Motorcraft® battery warranties are honored nationwide at all Ford and Lincoln Dealerships, so you’ll be protected no matter where you are. Full details are available at the dealership.
All Motorcraft® batteries are manufactured to the latest technologies in design and engineering. They provide dependable power for Ford and Lincoln vehicles across a wide range of conditions. That’s why they’re the only batteries recommended by Ford Motor Company.
- 18-month free replacement period*
- 84-month unlimited mileage*
- Economical, reliable performance
- Authorized as original equipment replacement for all Ford Motor Company vehicles
- 36-month free replacement*
- 100-month unlimited mileage*
- Reduced charging time
- Long-life alloys that provide excellent performance in high-heat applications
*See your dealership for a copy of the limited warranty.