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Posted: May 20, 2019

How Many Volts is a Honda Civic Battery?

Honda Civics have a reputation for being one of the most-reliable vehicles on the road today, but even the most reliable vehicles still need their oil changed, tires replaced and eventually, their battery as well. For many who think their battery needs to be replaced, the first question they ask is how many volts should their battery measure? Most fully-charged lead-acid batteries will measure at least 12.6 volts. The Group D51R battery found in most Honda Civics on the road today is no exception.

OPTIMA batteries offers a direct-fit replacement D51R YELLOWTOP battery for the Honda Civic that can last up to three times as long as a typical flooded lead-acid battery and that battery typically measures about 13.0-13.2 volts when fully-charged. Measuring battery voltage is a relatively easy procedure. Using a volt meter, just place the positive lead on the positive terminal and the negative lead on the negative terminal of a battery and look at the display. If you don't have a volt meter and don't want to pick one up at an auto parts store for about $10, you can also take your vehicle to most major auto parts stores and have them not only measure battery voltage, but load test your battery and most quality battery retailers will offer this service for free.

Batteries that are not fully-charged may not pass a load test, so make sure every effort is made to fully-charge your battery before having it tested. If it does need to be replaced, the procedure is not that complicated and can be accomplished in about 10-15 minutes by most folks out there and even faster by experienced mechanics. Some battery retailers may even offer this service for free, if you buy your battery from them.

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