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AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA

Part No. 26R-2 Warranty Details  

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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 172 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (123)
  • Safe to handle (70)
  • Good power output (63)
  • Long lasting (29)
  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)
  • Lacks power (6)
  • Difficult to install (5)
  • Loses charge (3)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (144)
  • Upgrade (8)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (26), Auto enthusiast (8), Competitive driver (4), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (84), Auto enthusiast (30), Mechanic (14), Truck enthusiast (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Battery, Group Size, 26R. 540 CC bu Econ

Bought the car used a few months ago and never checked the battery. The car was behaving as if the crankshaft positioning sensor was going bad (car would crank but not start 2-3...Read complete review

Bought the car used a few months ago and never checked the battery. The car was behaving as if the crankshaft positioning sensor was going bad (car would crank but not start 2-3 times every time it was started). We almost replaced the part even though the OBD2 didn't indicate this was the problem. But then my husband happened to check the age of the battery and discovered it was 6 years old! Replaced the old one with this new one and the car starts and runs perfectly now. Advance Auto installed it for me and I was in and out in 10 minutes so obviously it's easy to install. I expect this battery to serve us well for the next few years!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BEWARE Misleading Specs!

Website shows this product as having 540 CCA, its really 405.

Website shows this product as having 540 CCA, its really 405.

Reviewed by 172 customers

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5.0

Works

By Oj

from Lock haven pa

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Level 1

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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    5.0

    Great

    By Lost in Paradise

    from Jacksonville, Fl

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

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

    Battery worked

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Quick Service

    By yarmey

    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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    5.0

    It works fine

    By JrVM

    from Fairmont, WV

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    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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        4.0

        Good Job

        By yarmey

        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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          5.0

          request

          By boris

          from PA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          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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          3.0

          Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA

          By crackertony

          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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              5.0

              Small size, but works wonderfully

              By Eugenius

              from Newport News, VA

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              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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                5.0

                Battery, Group Size, 26R. 540 CC bu Econ

                By gretch

                from Stratford, CT

                About Me Casual Driver

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer
                Level 3

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Battery Replacement

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

                  Bought the car used a few months ago and never checked the battery. The car was behaving as if the crankshaft positioning sensor was going bad (car would crank but not start 2-3 times every time it was started). We almost replaced the part even though the OBD2 didn't indicate this was the problem. But then my husband happened to check the age of the battery and discovered it was 6 years old! Replaced the old one with this new one and the car starts and runs perfectly now. Advance Auto installed it for me and I was in and out in 10 minutes so obviously it's easy to install. I expect this battery to serve us well for the next few years!

                  Comment on this review(earn points)

                  (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fine Battery

                  By Tiger Traveler

                  from Hutchinson, MN

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Gives Great Power

                  Cons

                  • No problem

                  Best Uses

                  • Battery Replacement

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

                  Fine fit for my Prizm. Nice job installing it right at the store.

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                  16 Questions | 18 Answers
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                  • 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:

                      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
                    • 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
                  • 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

                    • 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
                    • 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
                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Who makes the battery and where is it made?
                    Asked on 10/11/2011 by pat from sw florida

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      I am afraid that we may not be able to answer your question as the information about the origin of a product is highly confidential and this information has not been provided to us by the manufacturer as they have different warehouses in several countries.

                      Answered on 10/11/2011 by Dennis from AAP
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