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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
 
4.2

(based on 173 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (123)
  • Safe to handle (70)
  • Good power output (64)
  • Long lasting (29)
  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)
  • Difficult to install (5)
  • Lacks power (5)
  • Loses charge (3)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (145)
  • Upgrade (8)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (26), Auto enthusiast (8), Competitive driver (4), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (85), 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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Painless!

By 

from Nashville, TN

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • Cost
  • Fast Installation
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Battery Replacement

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

    I have a 2010 Mazda 3 and ordered this battery online on a Friday night. I used Paypal which was seamless, picked it up the next morning and a mechanic installed for me right in the parking lot. Was there maybe 15 minutes. Got a refund to my Paypal account the same day for trading in my old battery and my car is starting great! highly recommend.

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    2.0

    Not an "exact" fit for nissan sentra

    By 

    from Easton, PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Price

    Cons

    • Not Exact Fit

    Best Uses

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

      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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      (119 of 218 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works

      By 

      from Lock haven pa

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Safe To Handle

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Battery Replacement

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

        Easy to install.

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        (84 of 221 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great

        By 

        from Jacksonville, Fl

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

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

        Battery worked

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        (107 of 209 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Quick Service

        By 

        from Luzerne, PA

        About Me Casual Driver

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Battery Replacement

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

        Ordered online using a discount coupon. Within minutes rec'd my pick-up confirmation. 30 minutes later I arrived at Adv. Auto and they installed my new battery within ten minutes and I was on my way.

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        (89 of 174 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It works fine

        By 

        from Fairmont, WV

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Safe To Handle

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Car is starting fine with it so far.

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            (110 of 205 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Job

            By 

            from Luzerne, PA

            About Me Casual Driver

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Battery Replacement

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

              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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              (87 of 190 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              request

              By 

              from PA

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Everything Was Ok

              Best Uses

              • Battery Replacement

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

              Just good battery I got from you.

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              (106 of 216 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA

              By 

              from bristol, tn

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Battery Replacement

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

                  Good for replacement, only it was a different size than standard size. The factory hold downs would not fit and this battery can not be secured in place because of the size.

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                  (105 of 217 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Small size, but works wonderfully

                  By 

                  from Newport News, VA

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Battery Replacement
                    • Upgrade

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

                    This replacement battery was easy to install. Although smaller than my original, it still provides exceptional power.

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                    17 Questions | 19 Answers
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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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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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