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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 123 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (79)

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    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (5)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (41)
  • Improves performance (20)
  • Versatile (15)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boat (23)
  • RV (19)
  • Truck (6)
  • Car (4)
  • Boat starting battery (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (25), Casual driver (25), 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.

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4.0

Price Circus/Good Value

By 

from Greenville, SC

About Me Bargain Hunter, Casual Driver

Pros

  • 800 Cca Higher
  • Versatile

Cons

  • TBD

Best Uses

  • Less Cost Car Battery
  • Truck

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

Research reveals: This particular battery had the best specs and was priced competitively with brands available at other retailers, given 800 CCA.
Car batteries with same or lesser specifications cost more. Hence, marine type bought for old Mazda B2600 pickup truck, that sits weeks not in use before starting.
Thus far found Advance offers @ least all below buy mthods, each yielding different price.
What a circus, but gets best price.
1. Walk into store & buy. Pay full price.
2. Online Chat offered 20% off.
3. Pop up coupon offered 20% off.
4. Usual home page promos on site vary, change & were less off @ time bought.
5. Call 877-238-2623. Pleasent lady offered 30% discount, pickup @ store with free install. This was also lowest price avenue in Feb. 2015 when truck parts were bought. Lady was asked to compare my truck battery tray size to M24-3, to see if will fit? She could do that & said will fit.
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Mystrey is why batteries listed for cars/trucks with similar or lesser specs, cost more than this marine battery? But truck motor 2.6 litre only knows if getting current needed to start. Marine label-who cares? Do not yet know how long will last.
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Note this is Marine starting battery & not deep cycle.

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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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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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 3 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 6 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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            (7 of 11 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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            (5 of 9 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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              (5 of 8 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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                (12 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Just right for the job

                By 

                from palmetto, Fl

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                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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                  • Q:

                    Is this a great battery to run my 1989 115hp mercury ?
                    Asked on 8/31/2015 by AP

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi AP, happy to help you! The AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M (Part No. M24-3) is a starting battery engineered for marine / RV applications. If your existing battery does have the same specifications as in this battery, then you should be able to use it in your 1989 Mercury 115hp. Specifications: 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 inches, Width: 6 7/8 inches, Length: 10 15/16 inches, Maintenance Free: Yes, Reserve Capacity: 135 mins, Terminal Type: Combination Auto / Stud Terminal, Voltage: 12 v, Weight: 45 lbs.

                      Answered on 9/1/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    How much does this battery weigh?
                    Asked on 7/6/2015 by John

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi John, I'm glad to answer you! This AutoCraft Marine Battery - Part No. M24-3 weighs 45 lbs.

                      Answered on 7/6/2015 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    will this battery withstand use in a rv for a period of time without a charge if so how long
                    Asked on 6/3/2015 by george from United States

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Happy to help you with your question George! To answer honestly how long the battery will last will vary on the load on the battery. The battery does have a reserve capacity of 135 minutes, so it will put out 25 amps for that time until it drops below 10.5 volts, and the battery will need charging, so keep that in mind.

                      Answered on 6/6/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • 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

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                      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
                    • 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
                  • 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

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                      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

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                      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

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                      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

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                      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
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