2021 Camaro Battery Location

Tips & Support
OPTIMA Batteries
Grantsville, Utah

An increasing number of cars on the road today have their battery mounted in the trunk, including the 2021 Chevy Camaro, which is located behind a door on the passenger side of the trunk. There's some good reasons for doing that.


While car batteries have traditionally been mounted under the hood, near the engine, space is at a premium in the engine compartment, so relocating the battery to the trunk frees up a significant amount of space


While many folks think cold weather is really hard on batteries, high temperatures is where the damage to car batteries really happens. It gets really hot under the hood of a car and while a trunk can get hot too, it tends not to get as hot as the engine compartment, so mounting a battery in the trunk can help extend car battery lifespan.


New batteries are heavier than ever, because the electrical systems of modern cars demand more energy than ever. That include the OPTIMA DH6 YELLOWTOP, that is a direct-fit replacement for the 2021 Camaro and weighs in at just over 54 pounds. Automakers like to see a 50/50 balance of weight in their performance vehicles and while that isn't always possible, mounting a battery in the back corner of the trunk on the opposite side of the driver, can help distribute the weight in the car better.

So how do you maximize the performance and lifespan of the battery in your 2021 Camaro? Keep it fully-charged whenever possible. The OPTIMA DH6 YELLOWTOP is considered to be fully-charged at about 13.0-13.2 volts. Whenever any car battery is discharged below 12.4 volts and is left sitting in that state, sulfation begins forming in the battery plates, which can diminish car battery performance and lifespan.

That makes regular use of a quality battery charger a great idea, especially if a car isn't driven on a regular basis (we're talking to you Camaro owners in Northern states). We're so confident regular use of a battery charger will extend the lifespan of your battery, if you buy an OPTIMA Digital 1200 battery charger from us when you buy your OPTIMA battery, we'll add an additional year of FREE replacement warranty coverage on your battery.