Battery Maintenance

Reconditioned Car Batteries for Sale: What to Know


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Reconditioned car batteries for sale can be a viable option if you need a battery for a low price. Many people who have used batteries and get a new one then need to find a car battery recycling option. One of their options is to sell their battery to an auto shop, which will then produce a refurbished car battery. Here are a couple of things to know about these used batteries.

Long Lasting?

Many people believe that since the batteries have been recharged that they will then last as long as a new car battery. This is not true, because batteries can only be charged so many times. After it hits a certain mark, you will lose power.

Memory Effect

The memory effect is a phenomenon that occurs with reconditioned batteries. As the battery loses power over time, it will only be able to charge to a certain point. The battery then remembers this point, and won't charge past it. This can happen pretty soon after you buy the battery, so be aware of this.

Is It Worth It?

Car batteries are very expensive. It is what makes hybrid cars much more expensive than their non-hybrid counterparts. Since car batteries are expensive, buying a reconditioned battery may be a better option for you depending on your financial state. However, it should not be thought of as a permanent option, but more of a stopgap solution until you can afford a new battery. If you only plan on using the battery for a year or two, you should be in the clear.

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