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AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA

Part No. M24-1 Warranty Details  

Fit of this part varies by vehicle & equipment specs Type of Fit

Autocraft Marine starting batteries deliver cranking power to start your boat engine time and time again. PLUS, let us recycle your old battery for FREE.Order your Autocraft Marine battery replacement today. Enjoy reliable starting power with no maintenance. You can also shop Advance Auto Parts for Marine Oil, Filters and Spark Plugs.

Product Features:
  • Starting power meets or exceeds original equipment specifications
  • Patented grid manufacturing provides optimized electrical flow to start your engine
  • Patented technology delivers grid corrosion resistance and extended battery life
  • Corrosion resistant terminals offer ability to quickly connect and disconnect accessories
  • Handle for easy carrying and installation
  • 1 year free replacement warranty
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Battery Type:Lead Acid
BCI Group Size:24
Cold Cranking Amps:500 amps
Cranking Amps:625 amps
Deep Cycle/Starting:Starting
Height:8 11/16 in
Length:10 15/16 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Reserve Capacity:95 min
Terminal Type:Combination Auto / Stud Terminal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:39 lbs
Width:6 7/8 in

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AutoCraft Marine/ RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA
 
4.4

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (16)
  • Can withstand use (15)
  • Improves performance (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • RV (11)
  • Boat (5)
  • Truck (5)
  • Car (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (11), Mechanic (8), Auto enthusiast (7), Truck enthusiast (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works well in 23 ft 5th wheel

I put this in my 23 foot 5th wheel RV travel trailer. The battery works the front jacks just fine and seems to hold a charge quite well. The battery I replaced was...Read complete review

I put this in my 23 foot 5th wheel RV travel trailer. The battery works the front jacks just fine and seems to hold a charge quite well. The battery I replaced was shot, so anything is a improvement. Just to make sure, I had the tech check the status of the new battery BEFORE I left the store. He didn't mind and I KNEW when I left I had a good battery.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Questionable product

Marine starting battery, advertised as maintainence free I am replacing a 2 year old battery same M21 which is maintainence free but new battery is not maintainence free so I question the relieabillity.

Marine starting battery, advertised as maintainence free I am replacing a 2 year old battery same M21 which is maintainence free but new battery is not maintainence free so I question the relieabillity.

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5.0

Good marine battery...great price

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from Largo,fl

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      Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA:

      Last one lasted 7 years

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      5.0

      Great battery

      By 

      from Independence iowa

      About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA:

      It's a great battery at a great price. Plenty of power for my trollling motor and anchor mate in my boat. Was ready for pickup when I got to the store.

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      5.0

      With the 20℅ discount this was a fantastic deal

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      from Ohio Columbus

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          Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA:

          Good deal

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          4.0

          Good battery

          By 

          from Ohio

          About Me Casual Driver

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          • Versatile

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            Best Uses

            • Car
            • RV
            • Truck

            Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA:

            Good battery for the price. I bought 2 so far.

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            4.0

            Worked good for me

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            from SC

            Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA:

            Use in tractor worked great lasted 5 years

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            5.0

            Great Buy It!

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            from BR, LA

            Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA:

            I've had one for a little over a year - works great. Waaaaaay cheaper than other places, by a large margin! I'm fixing to buy a second one (I have two cranking batteries on my boat). Didn't even think about buying another one somewhere else!

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            (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

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            from Pioneer, Ohio

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            • Versatile

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              • RV

              Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA:

              Bought these batteries for my 27 ft. fifth wheel camper. They worked great.

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              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Does exactly what it is made to do

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              from Florida

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              3 or more reviews submitted

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                  Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA:

                  After initial charge the battery has performed perfectly I hope this battery is as long lived as my other AA batteries.

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                  (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  marine 12 v starting battery autocraft

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                  from south pasadena florida

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                  • Can Withstand Use

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                      Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA:

                      great battery--great price and with the online discount price was even better

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                      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good fit for camper.

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                      from Columbia, TN

                      About Me Casual Driver

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                      Pros

                      • Versatile

                      Cons

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                        • RV

                        Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA:

                        Good universal fit marine battery, compact size.

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                        • Q:

                          IF I BRING ANOTHER BATTERY IN WHEN I PURCHASE A NEW ONE IS THE CORE CHARGE STILL MADE?
                          Asked on 12/3/2015 by Rick from new smyrna beach

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Rick, I'm glad to assist you. You will be charged for the core along with battery purchase. If you purchase the battery using credit or debit card, the core charge will be credited to the original method of payment. It normally takes 3-5 business days for the refund to post to your account and sometimes it can vary depending on your financial institution's policies. If you are buying this battery by paying cash, you will receive the cash refund instantly for the core return.

                            Answered on 12/5/2015 by Solomon from AAP
                        • Q:

                          can this battery be used on atv winches.
                          Asked on 6/13/2015 by mowerdoc from new carlisle ohio

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Happy to answer your question Mowerdoc! A deep cycle battery is actually exactly what you need. A regular car battery is not designed to handle the amp draw of a winch. A battery with high storage amps and capable of deep cycle .

                            Answered on 6/16/2015 by Panda from AAP
                        • Q:

                          What would be the reason to suspect this M24-1 Marine battery might need distilled water service. Don't want to pry the cap off if not necessary.

                          y.
                          Asked on 5/9/2015 by none from Oklahoma

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                            A:

                            Happy to help you with your question! To find out if you need to add water would be difficult to gauge without taking off the cap. These batteries are maintenance free so you generally don't need to add water. For a deep cycle batter you would need to replace it when it can no longer hold a charge.

                            Answered on 5/10/2015 by Panda from AAP
                        • Q:

                          I also purchased this battery for my back up sump pump. My battery charger says not to use on a maintenance-free battery unless it is a "Gel-filled" or "AGM" battery. I looked on the specification page, but it does not indicate if it is a "Gel-filled" or "AGM" battery. Can you tell me if it is a "Gel-filled" or "AGM" battery? Thank you.
                          Asked on 4/13/2015 by JLMorgan from Medina, OH

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                            A:

                            I'm happy to help, JLMorgan! This Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery (Part No. M24-1) is a conventional lead-acid battery. This battery is not sealed and the caps can be removed, if necessary, to add distilled water. Advance Auto Parts does carry AGM batteries under the Autocraft Platinum line, as well as the premium Optima batteries and some Autocraft PowerSports batteries.

                            Typically, a deep-cycle battery is the best option for use as a battery backup for a sump-pump. I suggest a battery such as AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Deep Cycle Battery (Part No. 24DC-1 or 24DC-2) or Optima Blue Top (Part No. D34M-950 or D27M).

                            Answered on 4/14/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Described as "maintenance free" yet the caps look as if they might be removable. Is it possible to check the electrolyte level?
                          Asked on 11/28/2014 by Dino from Jax, FL

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                            A:

                            I'm glad to assist, Dino! You are correct, the caps can be removed to check the fluid and electrolyte level. These batteries are engineered to not require maintenance from the owner, except in more extreme conditions. If you find the need to fill the battery at any time. You may fill only with distilled water (minerals in tap and bottled water will shorten your battery's life). If you fill the battery, make sure to fill no higher than the bottom of the splash barrel or vent well.

                            I do not see this battery available on AdvanceAutoParts.com at this time. I do see AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA (Part No. M24-3) available, which may also meet your needs.

                            Answered on 12/9/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                        • Q:

                          what is best for long term storage of these?
                          can they be simply disconnected and left in boat over winter.
                          Asked on 8/11/2014 by ty

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            I'd be happy to help you with that! The best storage option would be to remove the battery and keep it in a garage or another area free from elements. If your boat does not have the battery exposed to the elements, then you can leave it there as well. The garage would be the best option so that you can check the battery condition and trickle charge it if need be.

                            Answered on 8/18/2014 by K from AAP
                        • Q:

                          What is the math formula for converting Reserve Capacity to Amp Hours? I keep doing the math and getting 39.6 AH. However your customer serve says from 73 to 75 AH...

                          Please elaborate.
                          Asked on 4/10/2014 by Shawn from United States

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Shawn! I understand your concern with the answers provided online. I see that the amp hour rating for this Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA is 39.6 AH.

                            Answered on 4/14/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Hello I just purchased this battery for a replacement for my battery back up for my sump pump. I just purchased this home and this was the same specs of what battery was already in it. But I noticed the existing battery looked to leak it was wet on the top and there was white bubbles of acid in the bottom of the box so that's why I purchased this new autocraft battery. The back up system I have the battery hooked up to is a Little Giant sump pump backup system 12v output. On the back of the charger which I noticed after the fact says Charge only lead acid type rechargeable batteries. Other types may burst. So my question is will the battery I bought work for this system. Is it rechargeable? I know it lead acid type. Anyinput would help.
                          Asked on 1/6/2014 by meatball from ohio

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi meatball, great question! If the existing battery on your sump pump has the same specifications of this battery, this should work fine for your application. This battery is rechargeable and is a lead acid type battery.

                            Answered on 1/10/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Does this battery require a special charger? What charger recommended?
                          Asked on 8/18/2013 by Luke the Duke

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA (Part No. M24-1) does not require any special charger. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 8/19/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          What is the reserve minutes for this battery?
                          Asked on 8/1/2013 by DR

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            This Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 500 CCA - Part No. M24-1 has the reserve capacity : 95 minutes. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 8/2/2013 by Morgan from AAP
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