Signs Your Altima Battery Needs Attention
Your Nissan Altima can go the distance, but the same can’t be said for its battery. On average, car batteries last three to five years, and signs of wear may include a lagging starter, illuminated battery or check engine light, swollen battery case, corrosion-covered posts, or weak lights. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we offer a complimentary battery check to assess the charge left in your battery. If necessary, our technicians can recommend and provide a replacement battery tailored to your 2016 Nissan Altima.
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Caring for Your New Altima Battery
If you’ve recently installed a new battery in your Nissan Altima, congratulations! To ensure its longevity, consider reducing short trips, keeping battery posts clean, and avoiding the use of electronic components when the engine is off. These simple steps can contribute to a healthier and longer-lasting battery life.
Altima Battery Size: 2016 Specifications
Regardless of your 2016 Nissan Altima’s trim or engine, you need a battery from the 35 group size. The original equipment batteries had either 550 or 640 cold cranking amps (CCA), but alternatives are available. Every 2016 Altima, whether equipped with a 2.5-liter inline-four engine or a 3.5-liter V6, initially came with the same size battery: 35-DL 550 CCA.
Different Battery Options
Explore various battery options for your Altima, including:
- Duralast 35-DL 550 CCA (OE exact fit)
- Duralast 35-DLG 640 CCA (OE exact fit)
- Duralast 35-EFB 585 CCA
- Duralast 26R-DL 575 CCA (requires adapter)
- Optima AGM Red Top 35 720 CCA
- Optima AGM Yellow Top D35 620 CCA
- Odyssey ODP-AGM35 675 CCA (performance battery)
If uncertain, check your current battery label under the hood or refer to your owner’s manual. Advance Auto Parts or AutoZone are valuable online resources for compatible replacements.
Altima Battery Life and Maintenance Tips
Your Altima’s battery life depends on factors like driving conditions, accessories, maintenance, and battery type. Generally, car batteries last about three to five years. Regularly test your battery to catch potential issues early. Signs of a failing battery include clicking sounds when starting, visible corrosion, and the need for frequent jumps or charges.
Tips for Battery Maintenance
To extend your Altima battery’s life, follow these tips:
- Regularly start the engine and drive for at least 15 minutes every few days.
- Manually recharge the battery after extended periods of inactivity.
- Turn off lights and disconnect electronics when the car is off.
- Stay consistent with regular maintenance to address potential electric problems.
Frequently Asked Altima Battery Questions
At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ve got answers to common Altima battery questions. Visit our store for personalized advice on your Nissan Altima battery concerns. Some frequently asked questions include:
Why Doesn’t My Altima Battery Stay Charged?
A battery that won’t hold a charge may be too old or exposed to habits like leaving car doors open overnight. Visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for a complimentary battery check to assess your battery’s health.
What Happens to My Old Altima Battery?
We recycle it! Nearly 100% of lead-acid batteries are recyclable.