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?

Will Baldwin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
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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