Posted: Jan 06, 2020
Which Brand Batteries Last the Longest?
Which brand of batteries last the longest? Being on the OPTIMA website, do you expect to see us say OPTIMA batteries last the longest? We do say they will last up to three times longer than a traditional flooded battery, but the real answer involves more factors than just the name on the battery. Even a battery like an OPTIMA, which can last up to three times longer than a traditional flooded battery, may not last very long, if it isn't properly charged and maintained.
Whenever any battery, regardless of the brand or manufacturer, is discharged below 12.4 volts and is left sitting in that state, sulfation begins forming in the plates. Over time, this can diminish both battery capacity and lifespan. That makes a quality battery maintenance device an excellent investment, even for vehicles that get driven on a regular basis, as newer cars with lots of accessories can quickly discharge any battery. Periodically charging your battery can help maximize both performance and lifespan, regardless of the brand of battery you choose.
We're obviously big fans of our own batteries and believe an OPTIMA battery and an OPTIMA charger is a winning combination. We believe this so much, we'll extend the free replacement warranty on your OPTIMA battery by a full year, if you purchase it directly from us, along with our Digital 1200 Charger & Maintainer. However, even if you're using another brand of battery, the OPTIMA chargers and maintainers can do a great job of keeping those batteries properly-maintained as well.