How many amps is a car battery?

I’m having issues with my car battery. I’ve been doing research and see amps mentioned often. How many amps does a car battery have?

Answer
Learning about car batteries is a smart thing to do for any car owner. Size and type of vehicle dictate a battery’s amps, but most car batteries are 550 to 1,000 amps.
For example, some experts recommend a heavier duty truck’s battery be over 1,000 amps. Meanwhile, a smaller car may be in the 400 to 600 amp range. If you’re having battery issues, it’s important to get a battery with the proper amperage for your vehicle.
While most batteries will list their amps, you can also visit a professional. A mechanic will know the correct amperage for your vehicle as not enough could result in a dead battery.
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Will Baldwin
Answered on Dec 30, 2021
Will Baldwin is a graduate of Ryerson’s School of Journalism with three years of experience writing and freelancing for multiple publications including The Globe and Mail. With a deep interest in geography, economics, and politics, he has come to be extremely interested in the relationship of personal finances and culture with the auto industry as one of the forefronts of his interest. When not writing, he’s an avid sports fan who splits his time between watching too much basketball and having his heartbroken by the New Orleans Saints. Will is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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