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ACDelco PROFESSIONAL SILVER

Truck & Car Battery | ACDelco Professional Silver

With a competitive 30-month limited warranty* and a terminal design that resists acid leaks, seepage corrosion and black post, ACDelco Professional Silver Batteries deliver maintenance-free performance and peace of mind. ACDelco Professional Silver Batteries have an impact- and break-resistant plastic case for durability, including robust separator envelopes for longer battery life. Intelligent use of lead and acid provides an optimal blend of cold cranking amps and reserve capacity for outstanding performance for automotive applications.

 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • High-density negative paste, improves performance and increases auto battery life
  • Enhanced-life alloy/silver calcium stamped alloy increases cycle life and improves performance
  • Calcium-lead positive grid maximizes conductivity and allows for low resistance
  • Robust envelope separator with puncture-resistant back, allows for increased acid circulation and prevents shorts. Improved acid circulation helps the battery to remain cool and extend battery life.
  • Vent cap design that resists acid leakage
  • Precision-manufactured ribbed case that is 100 percent pressure-tested helps avoid future leaks and adds strength and rigidity
  • 100 percent electrical short-tested to minimize early failures

 
PRODUCT FACTS

Function:

Supplies the energy needed to start the engine, provides the current to operate the accessories when the vehicle is not running and protects the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) from high-voltage surges.

Did You Know?

Most vehicle breakdowns are due to one of five causes:

  • Out of gas
  • Stalled/Engine won’t start
  • Dead battery
  • Flat tire
  • Overheated engine


Most of these breakdowns can be avoided through the following measures:

  1. Periodic mechanical checkups, especially when engine stalling, hard starting or other such symptoms are occurring.
  2. Regular tire inspection to spot damage, unusual wear or under-inflation that can lead to a failure.
  3. Seasonal checks and preventive maintenance of the cooling system.
  4. Be sure the gas cap is on tight after filling up to safeguard against condensation in the tank. If moisture in the gas line freezes, the engine can stall.

Also, having a cellular phone or portable CB radio is of great benefit while traveling.

What It Does:

The Starting and Charging System starts the engine, maintains the battery’s charge and provides power to the electrical accessories while the engine is running

Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting:

Signs that a battery may need to be replaced are:

  • Engine will not crank
  • Battery runs down easily
  • Battery will not recharge
  • Corroded terminals
  • Cracked/broken cover or container
  • Frequent slow speed or short distance driving
  • Faulty battery connections
  • Low voltage/open circuit
  • Long-term vehicle storage
  • Frozen battery

 

Good Maintenance Practices:

  • Check the auto battery as part of regular vehicle maintenance.
  • Keep auto battery terminals clean and free of corrosion. To remove corrosion from terminals, use a terminal brush.
  • Check the alternator and make sure that it is not charging too high or low – if the alternator is not charging properly it will cause the battery to not charge correctly and cause deterioration.
  • Avoid exposing the auto battery to extreme heat whenever possible.
  • Turn off other electrical accessories (stereos, internal lights, etc.) as soon as they are no longer required to save electrical energy.

FAQs:

What is more important, Cold Cranking Amps or Reserve Capacity?

  • The Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) test is the number of amps required to crank an engine for 30 seconds at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to lower-viscosity engine oils, gear reduction starters and smaller engines, having the right amount of CCA is required, but not too much. More CCA will not start your car faster. The Reserve Capacity test is the number of minutes that a battery will last with the headlights left on or at a 25-amp draw.
  • Due to the increased electronics in a vehicle, having as much Reserve Capacity as possible is now more important than having the excessive CCA.


How can I tell how many Cold Cranking Amps my battery has?

  • Most battery manufacturers put the CCA rating right on the label of the battery.
  • Be careful when shopping for batteries as some manufacturers put on the label a reference to Cranking Amps (CA).
  • This is a reference to Cranking Amps this test is done at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and not at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, like the Cold Cranking Amp (CCA) test.


How can I tell how much reserve capacity my battery has?

  • This should be on the label right under the CCA rating of the battery.


Does this battery perform well in cold weather?

  • It is important to have the right battery for your vehicle. Refer to OEM specifications in your Owner's Manual or an OEM-driven supplier such as ACDelco.


How long does this battery last without losing its charge?

  • All batteries need to be maintained. Parasitic drains in a vehicle can deplete a battery in 2 to 4 weeks. To be safe, vehicles should be started once a week or once every other week and idled for 5 minutes to ensure that the battery retains a reasonable state of charge.


What is the difference between an (Accessible) Maintenance-Free Battery and a Filler Cap Battery?

  • Batteries that are Accessible Maintenance-Free or Sealed Maintenance-Free have a calcium additive to the plate material inside the battery that helps to prevent the gassing off of electrolyte. These types of batteries should never need to have water added. Vent caps on these batteries should not be removed at any time as this breaks the seal and could allow seepage or water loss. Low electrolyte in these batteries is an indication of overcharging. Filler Cap batteries have an additive in them that requires the checking and refilling of the battery with distilled water.


If my car has a Start-Stop feature, does this affect what type of battery my car has?

  • In the case of GM vehicles, AGM batteries are required for Start-Stop vehicles. Use of a flooded battery will result in the life only being about 4 to 6 months. Most other vehicle manufacturers are using AGM for these vehicles as well.

 

Proper Storage:

Fully charged ACDelco Batteries (OCV is ≥12.7) should be stored in an upright position at temperatures between 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. When a battery is stored, a very slow chemical reaction takes place between the plate materials and the electrolyte, causing a slow discharge. This reaction, called a self-discharge, occurs more rapidly at higher temperatures. Therefore, it is not recommended to store next to a furnace or other heat source. If an ACDelco Battery is completely discharged, the electrolyte will freeze when stored below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. To prevent electrolyte freezing and battery damage, do not store ACDelco Batteries below 30 degrees Fahrenheit if their OCV is less than 12.5 volts.

 

*To the original retail purchaser. Parts only; installation not included. See your local retailer or independent service center that offers ACDelco Parts for details.


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