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Commercial Truck Batteries in Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina, & Edmonton
If you rely on your equipment to make a living, you can’t afford to be stuck on the side of the road. When the first snowflakes start to fall, you’ll want to be extra mindful that the components under the hood are in good working order. For battery testing, installations, and some of the best truck batteries you can buy in Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina, and Edmonton, go to the team who understands the product better than anyone!
Prairie Battery offers the selection, service, and pricing you want. Contact your nearest Prairie Battery location, and we will help you track down the battery as per your truck. We are experts in tracking down hard-to-find truck batteries.
Our battery selection and reliable expertise benefit a wide range of commercial customers involved in the following:
- The military
- Police work
- Fire prevention
- Medical first response and healthcare
Ask us about our Gold and Platinum series batteries and the ever-popular NorthStar and ODYSSEY® brands. We’ll happily discuss the merits of each for your specific purposes.
Types of Truck Batteries
There are usually two types of batteries: flooded lead acid and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat). The former is more affordable than the two, but they don’t last or perform if compared with the AGM option. Breakdown of how the two chemistries compare:
Lower upfront cost
The short lifespan, if compared with the AGM battery
Plates of these batteries must be topped off with distilled water
Higher upfront cost
Long lifespan, which allows you to save money in future
More resistant to vibrations and extreme temperatures of hot and cold
Which Battery is Best For My Truck?
Here are the considerations you must keep in mind while looking for the best battery for the truck:
Price: Standard batteries are more affordable than AGM batteries, but again, it is the AGM batteries that will last long, helping you save money in future.
Cranking amps and cold cranking amps indicate the amount of power required from the battery to start the engine. For example, if your truck has a big engine, it will require more cranking amps. In contrast, CCA measures how your truck battery can start in cold weather. A higher CCA indicates that the battery takes less effort to start the engine.
Group size: The best battery for your truck depends on your truck. Batteries come in many group sizes and designs. It is recommended to check your truck’s owner’s manual to determine the correct battery group size.
Lastly, the right depends on the current battery you have on your vehicle right now. If your vehicle has a start-stop technology, it will require an AGM battery's additional cycling power. You shouldn’t downgrade to a flooded battery if your original battery were an AGM. You can either consult your owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s website or connect with us for consultation. Our team understands the product better than anyone. Contact us for more information on truck batteries in Winnipeg.
The authority called the Battery Council International has divided batteries into several different battery size groups, enabling truck drivers to find a battery with the right physical dimensions. You need to check with the owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s website to find the correct battery group size for your model vehicle.
How Long Do Truck Batteries Last?
As such, there is no plain answer to this question. In total, three key factors affect the life of a battery, and that is time, heat, and vibration. The wear and tear of the battery can take 3-5 years, and how much your usage is one factor that contributes to the rate at which a battery will age.
If you’re having problems keeping batteries, our staff can determine why this may be. We can also advise you on the dos and don’ts associated with your new product. Our goal is to save you money over the long haul.
Keep your fleet running smoothly. Call us today to find out if we have the battery you need in stock. From forklifts to solar panels, Prairie Battery is your ultimate power source.
Trust the Experts at Prairie Battery
If your work involves moving a lot, you will want to ensure the batteries in your truck are in the proper condition and coming from the right place. However, in case it is giving you a hard time every morning, it is time to change the truck batteries. Moreover, we can help you find the right replacement option; Prairie Battery can help. We have helped people with our commitment to quality service. We carry a large selection of truck batteries in Winnipeg. Please take advantage of our convenient services, door-to-door route service, local commercial delivery, and shipments across Canada.