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AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA

Part No. 26R-2 Warranty Details  

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Product Features:
  • Maintenance free for maximum convenience
  • 1 year free replacement warranty
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Battery Type:Lead Acid
BCI Group Size:26R
Cold Cranking Amps:540 amps
Cranking Amps:675 amps
Deep Cycle/Starting:Starting
Height:7 3/4 in
Length:8 1/2 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Reserve Capacity:81 min
Terminal Type:Top Terminal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:28 lbs
Width:6 3/4 in

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AutoCraft AutomotiveBattery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA
 
4.1

(based on 183 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (128)
  • Safe to handle (71)
  • Good power output (65)
  • Long lasting (30)
  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)
  • Difficult to install (5)
  • Lacks power (5)
  • Loses charge (4)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (150)
  • Upgrade (8)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (26), Auto enthusiast (8), Competitive driver (4), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (91), Auto enthusiast (31), Mechanic (14), Truck enthusiast (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Job

I ordered online and waited about an hour. I went to advanced auto and show my email confirmation. I was in and out in about 15 minutes. I didn't have to lift a...Read complete review

I ordered online and waited about an hour. I went to advanced auto and show my email confirmation. I was in and out in about 15 minutes. I didn't have to lift a finger.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not an "exact" fit for nissan sentra

As other reviewers indicated, this is NOT an exact fit replacement...at least for the 2014 nissan sentra 1.8L I just put it in. The plastic bracket that comes with this does not...Read complete review

As other reviewers indicated, this is NOT an exact fit replacement...at least for the 2014 nissan sentra 1.8L I just put it in. The plastic bracket that comes with this does not fit under the hold-downs. When you remove the bracket, the hold-downs are then too long and not threaded down enough. I used a couple of plastic bushings I had laying around on the hold-downs to compensate for this void and made it work. I shouldn't have had to do this on a brand-new 'exact fit' battery.

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2.0

The description stated "exact fit" .

By 

from Cleveland. Oh

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • I had to make it fit when it said

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA:

      My daughter had to get to work, her battrry was dead. I ordered one on line that said exact fit. It was much smaller. I didn't have time to exchange it. I used pieces of wood to make it fit.

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      5.0

      Battery

      By 

      from Dover,PA

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Battery Replacement

        Comments about AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA:

        Perfect replacement for my 2002 Nissan Sentra. Used the online discount and got an even better price. I've only had the battery less than a week so I can't comment on its durability.

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        5.0

        Great product, good price and they installed it

        By 

        from Palm Bay, FL

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Long Lasting
        • Powerful
        • Safe To Handle

        Cons

        • No Cons

        Best Uses

        • Battery Replacement

        Comments about AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA:

        Does what is it designed to do. Run my car.

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        5.0

        So far, so good.

        By 

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Battery Replacement

          Comments about AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA:

          Well. I just bought it two days ago so I can't comment on it's performance or durability just yet, but it was a perfect fit and the service was great.

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          1.0

          did not fit

          By 

          from Miami

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA:

          waste of time

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          4.0

          I would by again

          By 

          from tamaqua pa

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Battery Replacement

            Comments about AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA:

            online, it said battery was exact match, but didn't match up with my hold down, but i made it work

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            5.0

            Battery Purchase

            By 

            from Fort Wayne, IN

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Service

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Battery Replacement

              Comments about AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA:

              Replacement of original battery

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              5.0

              perfect fit and installation was free

              By 

              from fernandina beach, fl

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • installation was free

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

                Comments about AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA:

                great product

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                1.0

                Be careful of Advanced sizing

                By 

                from Atlanta, Ga

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA:

                I can't fault the battery, but Advanced listed this as a match for my car and the battery was so small it couldn't even be secured in place with the bracket used to secure the battery.

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                1.0

                Died just past warranty

                By 

                from miami fl

                About Me Casual Driver

                Level 1

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                • Life Expectancy
                • Loses Charge

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA:

                  Battery wouldn't start the car just after 1.5 years of use. Lasts just long enough to fail outside the 1 year warranty. Buy a better battery that will give you a couple years of life.

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                  • Q:

                    Are the terminals as shown in the picture correct (not reversed)?

                    A group 26R battery should have the positive terminal on the right-hand side (when the terminals are closest to you)... like the Autocraft Silver 26R-3 battery.
                    Asked on 8/19/2015 by Mike

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Happy to assist with your question Mike! We got in touch with a local store and verified with the terminals facing you the positive terminal will be on the right and negative terminal on the left.

                      Answered on 8/22/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    is this a maintence free battery
                    Asked on 2/21/2015 by ann from United States

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Happy to help you Ann! This is a maintenance free battery but it does have caps on the top of the battery to add water if you wish to.

                      Answered on 2/22/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What are the amp hours on this battery?
                    Asked on 1/21/2015 by David from Snellville, Ga

                    2 answers

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                      A:

                      I'm happy to help, David! This Autocraft Automotive Battery (Part No. 26R-2) has an amp hour rating of 50 at 25 amps.

                      Answered on 1/22/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Happy to answer that question for you David. I was able to determine going off a formula using the reserve capacity, the amp hours for this battery will be rated at 33.75.

                      Answered on 1/22/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What is a "top height adaptor" for a battery?
                    Asked on 1/17/2015 by Go To Guy from Brookfield

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Happy to help you with that question Go To guy. A battery top height adapter is a square plastic spacer or adapter that goes on top of the battery so that the battery will fit in the carrier properly and the hold down will keep the battery secure and so that the battery does not jounce.

                      Answered on 1/18/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    You have danced around the warrenty question fairly adeptly! DOES IT HAVE A PRO-RATA WARRENTY? If so how long?
                    Asked on 11/8/2013 by $#@ from 30295

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I am used to seeing 12/14/36/48,etc months of 'life' when I buy car batteries but this one says nothing. I know its a economy battery but sure would be nice to have a rough idea of how long its life is???
                    Asked on 1/22/2013 by TB from Woodbridge,Va

                    2 answers

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      With reference to your inquiry on the Economy Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA - part# 26R-2, the average life span of a battery is about four to five years after that you are on borrowed time. However, this depends on the climate and weather conditions you are living at. If you live in a climate that has severe hot or cold temperatures, it shortens the life span of your battery. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 1/23/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • A:

                      I have this exact battery in my car, and it appears to have just died. Got 2 years and 2 months out of it.

                      Answered on 10/14/2013 by ctgriffi from Middle Tennessee
                  • Q:

                    will this 26r battery work for a 01 ford escort
                    Asked on 1/16/2013 by jen from hammond, la

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      No, this Economy Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA part# 26R-2 does not fit your 2001 Ford Escort. Please check the Economy Battery, Group Size 58, 500 CCA part# 58-1 which is an exact fit for your vehicle. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 1/16/2013 by Rick from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Does this come with a warranty?
                    Asked on 12/15/2012 by Aunti Sissi

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, this Economy Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA part# 26R-2 has 1 year free replacement warranty. Free Replacement Period begins the day of purchase and expires at the end of the Free Replacement Period printed on your original sales receipt. This period does not renew when the battery is replaced during the Free Replacement Period. If the battery becomes defective after the Free Replacement Period and prior to the end of the warranty period, the warranty benefit will be prorated and can either be credited toward the purchase of a new battery or refunded at our option. The proration amount shall be determined by dividing the purchase price by the number of months of the warranty period, then multiplying the result by the months remaining in the warranty period. Partial months are rounded to the nearest whole month. Installation of an automotive battery in any other type of vehicle or equipment voids your warranty. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 12/16/2012 by Rick from AAP
                  • Q:

                    does 1yr free replacement warranty includes replacement of battery for free incase of any defect or replacement service charges?
                    Asked on 2/25/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist y

                      Answered on 2/25/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this battery fit a 2003 Mini Cooper? (It's Not a turbo)
                    Asked on 1/10/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      No, this part Economy Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA, part number 26R-2 manufactured by Economy Battery does not fit your 2003 Mini Cooper.

                      Answered on 1/11/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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