Nov 03 2010

What are cold-cranking amps (CCA) in a car battery?

Category: Automotive


Cold-cranking amps or CCA is a term that is used to gauge a battery’s starting capacity in cold weather conditions. The number of cold-cranking amps is equal to the number of amps a battery can deliver for thirty seconds at 0 degrees Fahrenheit while keeping at least 7.2 volts (12v battery). So, the higher the number of cold cranking amps a car battery can dispense, the better chance your car will start in the dead cold.

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