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AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA

Part No. M24-3 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:800 amps
Cranking Amps:1000 amps
Deep Cycle/Starting:Starting
Height:8 11/16 in
Length:10 15/16 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Reserve Capacity:135 min
Terminal Type:Combination Auto / Stud Terminal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:45 lbs
Width:6 7/8 in

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Autocraft Marine/ RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA
 
4.5

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (41)
  • Improves performance (20)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boat (23)
    • RV (19)
    • Truck (5)
    • Car (4)
    • Boat starting battery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (25), Casual driver (24), Mechanic (18), Truck enthusiast (10), Avid boater (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    an excellent marine battery with 1000mca

    I installed this battery in a Actioncraft/Coastal Bay sportfishing boat with a 175 hp Evinrude
    O/B motor. In addition, I need 12 volt battery power for a VHF radio, Lowrance...Read complete review

    I installed this battery in a Actioncraft/Coastal Bay sportfishing boat with a 175 hp Evinrude
    O/B motor. In addition, I need 12 volt battery power for a VHF radio, Lowrance GPS/fishfinder,
    Power Pole, livewell pumps, etc....and then to have power to start the O/B several time during the day to move to another fishing spot.
    With a 1000 marine cranking amps and 800 cold cranking amps this battery has the power I need.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NOT A DEEP CYCLE BATTERY as web claims

    I purchased this battery because it was described on the website as a Deep Cycle battery incorrectly. This is a starting battery. The descriptions are inconsistent depending on where you are in the online...Read complete review

    I purchased this battery because it was described on the website as a Deep Cycle battery incorrectly. This is a starting battery. The descriptions are inconsistent depending on where you are in the online purchasing process. Please fix and buyer beware.

    Reviewed by 122 customers

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    4.0

    I would purchase this product again

    By 

    from The Villages, Florida

    About Me Boat owner, Handy man

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Came With Carring Handle
    • Good Price

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boat

      Comments about Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

      I installed this battery in a boat. It has a carrying built in making it easier to install. There were extra posts on the battery for future needs and multiple instillation methods.

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      4.0

      Good Price for Marine Starting battery

      By 

      from Chesapeake, VA

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Improves Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

          Just got this battery, but it cranked my boat engine much better than the previous battery. It was good to find a marine starting battery, vice dual purpose battery. This battery has very high cold cranking amps for the price. I've been happy with it so far, but real test of a battery is how it performs over time. Very happy to get the marine terminals and high amps with a $25 discount. I gave it four stars, but this battery could earn a fifth star if it proves to be reliable. It is my one and only battery on my boat.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Neveeragain

          By 

          from Washington, MO

          About Me Mechanic

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Functional
            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

              Bought this Battery M24-3 on Aug 2013 and stored it on a charger all winter. Put it back in the boat and used it 8 times and now it is BAD, Nov 6 2014. Never buy one again.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Dead after 23 months

              By 

              from Rockford Michigan

              Comments about Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

              Battery used on 60hp tiller for starting. If motor sat for more than 2 months, charge level decreased below 50% charge. After 23 months, battery was junk. Advance Auto told me nothing could be done after 1 year of use.

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              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Boat Battery

              By 

              from Greenwood Lake NJ

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Comments about Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

              Had little to no charge so I got it same day I ordered on-line (with Coupon) but couldn't use same day. It had a Manufacture sticker date of last year. 2 year warranty, last one went in 28 months

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              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again.

              By 

              from South Carolina

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • RV

                Comments about Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

                Excellent product and would recommend to friends.

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                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Performs as expected

                By 

                from Erie, PA

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boat Starter Battery

                  Comments about Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

                  Recently replaced 7 year old starting batteries. Plenty of cranking power for small block Chevys. No cons yet.

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                  (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Just right for the job

                  By 

                  from palmetto, Fl

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy installation
                  • Great Performance

                  Cons

                  • Not Maintainance Free

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

                    I purchased on line & picked up at the store. This battery starts the diesel engine without hesitation. Great value for the money.

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                    (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good battery for the money

                    By 

                    from Greensburg Pa

                    About Me Mechanic

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lots Of Cranking Power

                    Cons

                    • Was Not Fully Charged

                    Best Uses

                    • Starting Boat Engines

                    Comments about Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

                    It works well but had to fully charge the battery before I installed it as it was a little low after sitting on the shelf. Had enough charge to turn the engines over easily, but I just wanted to start out the boating season with a full charge.

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                    (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy again

                    By 

                    from corinth ms

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Start My 200 Hp Merc Good

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

                        great

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                        • Q:

                          I'm confused. Autocraft sells different batteries of 12V, Size 24M -- one is a "Starting Battery" with 800 CCA, and the other is a "Deep Cycle Battery" with 550 CCA. But, in the comments for the starting battery, someone responds that all Autocraft marine batteries, including the starting battery, are deep cycle batteries. So, then, if the starting battery is a deep cycle, what's the difference between the two??
                          Asked on 5/7/2015 by JP from East Hampton, NY

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            I'm happy to help, JP! This AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M (Part No. M24-3) is not a deep cycle battery, it is a starting battery engineered for marine / RV applications. AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Deep Cycle Battery, Group Size 24M (Part No. 24DC-1) is a group size 24 deep cycle battery.

                            Answered on 5/9/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                        • Q:

                          I have a 5.0 Volvo engine on a inboard 21' runabout boat with a 2 amp and speaker system for loud music plays for long periods of time. My manual says do not use a deep cycle battery as a start battery because it will harm a EFI engine. Will this one work for me?
                          Asked on 3/14/2015 by Charles from Louisburg, NC

                          2 answers

                          • A:

                            According to this battery's label it should work just fine because it is LABELED as a starting battery and NOT a deep cycle battery.Deep cycle batteries should be used for trolling motors and such.

                            Answered on 3/26/2015 by JimmyO from Camp Springs,KY
                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Happy to answer your question Charles! If your manual advises you not to use a deep cycle battery then this battery will not work for you as our marine batteries are deep cycle battery. You may need to use a car starting battery to start the engine and a separate deep cycle battery for the speaker system.

                            Answered on 3/16/2015 by Panda from AAP
                        • Q:

                          I have a 1990 90hp 4 cylinder Johnson Outboard motor. I also have a trolling motor as well. The boat is not setup for dual charging.

                          My question is this specific battery ok for starting as the manual says 335cca. Is this battery size overkill for this outboard. Second I need a battery for trolling as well. What would you recommend.

                          Thanks
                          John L
                          Asked on 12/29/2014 by John from wakefield, ma

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            I'm glad to assist, John! This Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA (Part No. M24-3) will start your 1990 Johnson Outboard 90HP 4 cylinder engine. Although it has more than enough CCA for your purposes, it will not have any negative effect due to the increased cold cranking amps.

                            Any one of our Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Deep Cycle, such as Part No. 27HM, 24DC-1, 29HM, 27DC-2, 24DC-2 or 8AU1, batteries will run a trolling motor. The size of the trolling motor could help to better determine the battery size necessary to provide the maximum operating time without being heavier or more expensive than necessary.

                            Answered on 1/6/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Will there be a core charge when purchasing this battery?
                          Asked on 12/11/2014 by Dark Angel from Johnstown, Pa

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Yes Dark Angel, this battery have a core charge. Please enter your Zip Code into the Advance Auto Part’s website and you will see the accurate price and core charge for the part number M24-3.

                            Answered on 12/12/2014 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          What are the physical dimensions of this battery?
                          Asked on 9/15/2014 by Mark from United States

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Mark, glad to assist you! This battery is 10.94 inches long, 8.7 inches high and 6.875 inches wide.

                            Answered on 9/17/2014 by Solomon
                        • Q:

                          must this battery be kept on a maintainer when not in use; those inthe store shelf are not.Can they simply be recharged like the deep cycle
                          Asked on 9/1/2014 by DAVE from LANSING. IL

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            I'd be happy to help you with that! No, you would not have to keep it hooked up to a battery maintainer. Both regular batteries and deep cycle batteries can be recharged when completely depleted. The difference is that fully discharging a deep cycle battery does not shorten the lifespan of the battery, whereas a regular battery will have it's lifespan shortened a little due to the complete discharge. If either battery just has a low charge and is not completely 'dead' then the recharge does not affect the lifespan on either.

                            Answered on 9/1/2014 by K from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Any issues in using this battery with my zero turn mower if I create a case to fit it?
                          Asked on 8/24/2014 by Greatdealsdan from North Carolina

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            I'm happy to help, Greatdealsdan! As long as the mower has a 12-Volt electrical system any 12-volt battery will power the mower. A marine/rv starting battery should not be necessary for a mower. Most mowers utilize group size U1 batteries which are about 30 lbs lighter and will fit without modifications. It may be more cost effective to utilize a Lawn & Garden type battery for your mower.

                            Answered on 8/28/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Need battery for 5.0 Liter Mercruiser inboard boat engine. Is the 24M 800CCA Autocraft capable and compatible?
                          Asked on 7/18/2014 by DP from NC

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            I'm happy to help, DP! This battery should be capable of starting your 5.0L Mercruiser engine in your boat. More CCA than necessary will not harm anything, too little can cause premature battery failure.

                            Answered on 7/22/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                        • Q:

                          What is the Amp/Hour rating of this battery?
                          Asked on 6/25/2014 by Michael from Southampton, MA

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            I'm glad to assist, Michael! The Amp Hour rating of this battery is 56.25 amp hours.

                            Answered on 6/27/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                        • Q:

                          I need a battery for my 40lb thrust minn kota endure c2 motor for fishing. What 12 volt battery do I need. Tim
                          Asked on 6/14/2014 by tim from ohio

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