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AutoCraft Automotive Battery, Group Size 26R, 540 CCA

Part No. 26R-2 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 164 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (8)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (118)
  • Safe to handle (67)
  • Good power output (61)
  • Long lasting (28)
  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (10)
  • Lacks power (6)
  • Difficult to install (5)
  • Loses charge (3)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (138)
  • Upgrade (7)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (26), Auto enthusiast (8), Competitive driver (4), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (79), Auto enthusiast (28), 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.

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5.0

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

By gretch

from Stratford, CT

About Me Casual Driver

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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!

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fine Battery

    By Tiger Traveler

    from Hutchinson, MN

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    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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    5.0

    540 CCA's was what I needed

    By Rollo

    from Lockport, IL

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    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:

      Works great

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Less expensive, but one yr warranty

      By carmilanes

      from Miami, Fl

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Powerful
      • Price
      • Safe To Handle

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Battery Replacement

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

        I bought this battery for my toyota yaris 2007. This battery is a little small than the original, so, I had to put some pieces under it to fill out the empty space on top. But after one month of use it is working very well. Will be nice to use that one at less for a year, but I am sure it will be working for two or three years without problem.I always buy the economical batteries for my cars and always too, I use them for three years. no bad...Advance auto parts always has a promotional discount for my needs.

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        4.0

        Great battery for the money.

        By Bob

        from Duluth, MN

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

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        Verified Buyer
        Level 4

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Battery Replacement

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

          This is a fine battery for the price. I was looking for a low cost battery and found it by using the online ordering with 15% off. I ordered it online and drove to the store to pick it up. They had it ready for me when I showed up.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It seems to be good!

          By Ess

          from Morgantown

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Lacks Power

          Best Uses

          • Battery Replacement

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

          It is cheap. I hope it works for1 year!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Just fine for my needs

          By Beth

          from Daytona Beach, FL

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Battery Replacement

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

            Needed a replacement battery for my 2010 with 80k miles. Since I plan on trading this in soon, I opted not to take on the expense of the longer-lasting batteries, and I expect this will serve my needs just fine. No trouble starting, but I reside in a warm weather state so I cannot speak for cold weather starts.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Satisfied customer

            By Jim

            from Hickory, NC

            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:

              Great price and easy deliver and installation.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              my battery was an exact fit and priced

              By mikey mo

              from leburn, ky 41831.

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Battery Replacement

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

                battery was an exact fit and was easily installed

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                2.0

                Never received my $18.00 core fee back!

                By diane7403

                from Jacksonville, FL

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Battery Replacement

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

                    It's a replacement battery and when it's time to replace this one, I won't be doing it through Advanced Auto Parts.

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      is this a conventional or maintenance free battery in regards to a schauer chargemaster?
                      Asked on 10/6/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This is a maintenance free battery.

                        Answered on 10/6/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                    • Q:

                      If I have Honda's battery in my car right now, do I still have to pay the core fee if I turn in my Honda battery when I buy one from advance auto parts? Also, if I don't have to pay the core fee, how would I get it back if I buy the battery online?
                      Asked on 8/30/2011 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 you.

                        Answered on 8/30/2011 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      i need this battery installed a previous auto shop said they werent goin to be able 2 install the battery for me because i had a pt cruiser and its a different process to install
                      Asked on 11/21/2010 by punky from milwaukee, wi

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        They are correct about different installation processes. I would suggest visiting a local Advance Auto Parts location and verifying if they would be able to install the battery for your vehicle.

                        Answered on 11/22/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
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