How many amp hours is a car battery?

I was just reading up on batteries and learning about amp hours. It’s pretty interesting, so I’d love to know how many amp hours a car battery has?

That’s a good question! As I’m sure you could guess, the specific answer depends on the size of the car and the type of battery it needs.
In general, most car batteries have between 40 and 65 amp hours. Typically, you’ll see this as Ah on a battery. Amp hours tell you how much amperage a car battery outputs in one hour.
An example of some common cars and their recommended batteries are:
  • Toyota Corolla with a 45 Ah
  • GMC Sierra with 62 Ah
  • Ford Explorer with 65 Ah
  • Toyota Camry with 38 Ah
If you’d like to know what your car has specifically, take a look at your owner’s manual or the side of your current battery. You could also take it to an mechanic, who can help you determine or replace your battery as well.
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Will Baldwin
Answered on Nov 24, 2021

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