When purchasing used batteries, you need to identify specific qualities in the battery that make it worth the purchase. It is possible to find used batteries in a salvage yard that are still in top condition and will perform well for a long time. Ace Auto Parts carries quality used batteries for all types of vehicles on the road. The key to getting a good battery is knowing what to look for in the product. Below are some useful tips.


Look for A Battery That Matches Your Car and Driving Needs

One of the most common mistakes that car owners make when choosing batteries is getting one that is the wrong size and doesn’t have enough power. Before getting a used battery, look at the model you already have. Identify its size and power output. From there, you’ll simply need to find the same type of battery.


Look for Your Car’s Make and Model

When you visit Ace Auto Parts salvage yard, you’re likely to find a car that is identical to the make and model of your vehicle. If so, we can inspect the battery to see if it’s still in condition (assuming that it hasn’t been damaged by a collision). The battery that is in that car should fit your vehicle. If not, you can also choose from our wide selection of used batteries.


Test the Battery First

There are a couple of ways we can help you test a used battery. The First is cold-cranking amp test. We can set the battery in your car. You can then crank the vehicle to see if it works. Second is a reserve capacity test. This is a time measurement that explains how long a fully-charged battery can deliver 25 amps of current before the battery is discharged down to 10.5 volts. If it only takes a few minutes, the battery is no good. The battery should be able to hold a charge for a considerable amount of time.


Get Your Used Battery From Ace Auto Parts

Ace Auto Parts carries a wide selection of used batteries, as well as other, other used parts for car owners in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. You can visit our salvage yard to find the car part you’re looking for or ask us for a part in stock. You can also download our app to locate a product quickly. Simply type in the name of the part you’re looking for, and the app will let you know what is available. To find out more about Ace Auto Parts and what we carry call us at 651-717-4299, or you can message us on our contact page.