If you need a new car battery, get in touch with the professionals at Prairie Battery. We carry a wide variety of batteries and can help you determine which one is best for the specific make and model of your vehicle. In addition, we offer car battery testing and installations. To find the battery you need for your vehicle, contact us at a location near you today.
The average car battery lasts about three to five years. If you’ve had yours for longer, you may want to consider bringing your vehicle in for a free inspection at one of our locations in Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina or Edmonton. Taking care of your car battery is one of the most effective ways to ensure your vehicle continues to start each time you put the key in the ignition.
Prairie Battery carries five brands of starting battery including NorthStar, Optima, Odyssey, Clarios, Delkor and our very own Gold, Platinum and Silver Series. Whether you need an AGM or flooded battery for your vehicle, we have you covered.
Flooded batteries are the most commonly used type of car battery available on the market. They’re affordable, reliable and come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Here’s what you should know about the various types:
As our store’s in-house brand, these batteries have been made with the Canadian driving conditions in mind. If you let us know what type of vehicle you own, we can help you select a product with the proper size, voltage, warranty and cold cranking amps (CCA) rating you need to drive with confidence.
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AGM batteries are designed to deliver strong bursts of starting power and provide a steady energy supply over an extended period. They last longer, charge faster and are safer to handle than conventional batteries. In addition, AGM construction means you never have to check water levels or clean terminals, allowing you to install the battery on its side without worrying about nasty leaks or spills. AGM batteries will not freeze and or bulge and crack if discharged in the cold.
NorthStar batteries are fast charging, deliver exceptional CCA ratings and have an excellent cycling ability. This makes them ideal for new vehicles with start-stop systems that automatically shut down and restart the engine when driving to improve fuel economy. This type of demand would quickly destroy a conventional flooded battery, which isn’t designed for this type of use.
Start Stop Technology automatically turns off and restarts the engine to reduce the amount of time spent idling, thereby improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. But this will quickly destroy a conventional battery. NorthStar batteries are ideally suited for new vehicles that use this technology.
Advanced AGM construction means no water levels to check or terminals to clean and allows you to install the battery on its side, without worrying about nasty leaks or spills.
The NorthStar product line covers over 64% of the market and is constantly expanding its range of batteries with specialized products for custom exhibition cars, ambulances, professional fishing boats and class 8 trucks. In addition, all NorthStar batteries are built to exact Battery Council International standards and come with a 4-year replacement warranty.
Optima’s Redtop starting battery is designed to deliver a quick burst of ignition power for a reliable start-up. It’s vibration-resistant, spill-proof and maintenance-free. In addition, Redtop batteries outperform and outlast conventional batteries in cranking and starting applications, making them ideal for trucks, SUVs, hot rods and other vehicles.
Whether for everyday or emergency use, today’s vehicles are loaded with more electronics than would have been imaginable just a few years ago. The Odyssey battery delivers the massive starting power, rapid recovery and amazing deep cycling capability that today’s commercial vehicles demand. They’re extremely cold-resistant and provide protection against high-impact shocks and vibrations.
Because its plates are made of pure virgin lead (unlike the lead alloy in most batteries), they can fit more of them inside. And more plates mean more plate surface area and much more power — twice the overall power and 3 times the life of conventional batteries — up to 400 cycles at 80% depth of discharge!
PowerFrame grid batteries are made by rolling metal into strips that are then lengthened into the grid shape. This process creates a strong frame that allows the battery to resist corrosion and provide strength under the most extreme real-world conditions. PowerFrame batteries are suitable for several types of vehicles including taxis, emergency vehicles, passenger cars and trucks.
The Delkor PowerFrame battery offers a low self-discharge rate, making it one of the most convenient and maintenance-free car batteries on the market. It’s built for strength and is 66% more durable than other grid designs. In addition, since it provides a 70% improvement on electrical flow, it offers increased cranking power and a faster recharge rate than other batteries with grid technology.
Speak With The Automotive Battery Experts
If you’re in the market for a new car battery, look no further than Prairie Battery. We carry an impressive selection of battery brands and provide comprehensive testing and installation services. We’ll help you find the right battery for your vehicle. Contact your nearest Prairie Battery location in Brandon, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton or Torontofor high-quality products and expert advice.