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

Part No. M24-3 Warranty  

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.

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 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (36)
  • Improves performance (18)
  • Versatile (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boat (21)
    • RV (17)
    • Boat starting battery (3)
    • Truck (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (22), Auto enthusiast (20), Mechanic (13), Truck enthusiast (9), 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 104 customers

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    3.0

    Check the Date!

    By Disappointed

    from NH

    About Me Boater

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Available

    Cons

    • Old

    Best Uses

    • Marine

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

    Needed to be charged

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    5.0

    Marine Battery - Great Experience

    By BJ

    from Cordele, GA

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boat

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

        It was so easy to find the right battery online, purchase it, and pick it up within 45 minutes of purchase...no shipping charges! We just walked in and picked it up!

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        5.0

        Works well. Starts boat. 1 month old

        By ED

        from Palm Harbor Fl.

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Ordered online from home. Picked up at store 1 mile away. Very convenient. Working well by starting boat. Time will tell as only 1 month old. So far so good. Lots of starting power.

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            5.0

            Quality

            By keith the gc

            from Ocala Fl.

            About Me Competitive Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Performance
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I use the product daily and advance has great product for a reasonable price

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                4.0

                we will judge this summer

                By poontoon man

                from Charleston,Arkansas

                Level 1

                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I bought this battery for my boat only has a 40 horse merc. so starting won't be a issue , also has to run my stereo system for hours at a time. we will see how this works out.

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                    5.0

                    Great Battery for the Money

                    By Kylec123

                    from Round Rock, Tx

                    About Me Boat enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 1

                    Pros

                    • Improves Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Boat

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

                      I needed two of these batteries for my Boat.
                      I thought they would be hard to find.
                      Pleasantly surprised they were readily available at Advance Auto Parts.
                      I simply ordered over the internet on a Friday evening and showed up the next morning and they were waiting on me. Couldn't have been easier.
                      They were a perfect fit and easy to install.

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                      4.0

                      I Would Buy This Product Again

                      By eagle

                      from Chalmette la.

                      About Me Mechanic

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Can Withstand Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • RV

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

                        R/V use To Run lights An Ice Box An Heater T/V Ect

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        12xv Marine starting battery

                        By Tim

                        from Punta Gorda, Fl

                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 1

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

                        I'm happy with the battery, my question is if the battery is maintenance free why the caps to check the water level. If the battery was true mainteanace free the battery would be sealed?

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                        5.0

                        Saved My Vacation

                        By RickyG

                        from Sebastian Florida

                        About Me Avid Fishermen

                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 1

                        Pros

                        • Price

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Boat

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

                          Bolted Right In And Back Out On The Water For A Price That Did Not Break The Bank

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                          5.0

                          Fishing Power

                          By Ed

                          from Odessa, FL

                          About Me Casual Driver

                          Verified Buyer
                          Level 1

                          Pros

                          • It's All About Price

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Trolling Motor Power

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

                            Ordering online is the "only" way to purchase items from these guys. Discounts are amazing.

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                            36 Questions | 36 Answers
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                            • Q:

                              I am working a senior design project and we have a motor that requires 12V and 80amps of currently for at least 2hrs of operation. Would this product be sufficient or is there one that you would reccomend? Thank you for your help.
                              Asked on 3/21/2014 by Rob from Auburn, AL

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Yes, Rob! This 24M battery is an ideal part for your project. It offers close to 80 amp hours and should be ideal for 2 hrs or more of operation.

                                Answered on 4/1/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                            • Q:

                              about how long would this run a 12 volt 1.5 million watt spot light..and a average radio and 6x9 speakers maybe a running light or 2 not all at once was thinking of using a 12volt lawnmower battery for the radio and another for the running lites and this one for the spotlight and a solar panel to charge them all dureing the day while campeing
                              Asked on 3/14/2014 by adam from leland north carolina

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi Adam, I'm happy to help! The answer to your question is not simple as it requires the exact amp draw for each of the electrical appliance when used in concurrence. However I will help you with an approximate amp hour draw using the formula Amps = Watts/Volts. If all the three appliances draw a maximum amp of 20 amps (say - 8+5+7) then the watts would be 240. Using a 24 group battery with an amp hour rating of 80, you should get anywhere near 4 hrs of battery life. You may also check this link for your own calculation -

                                http://www.batterystuff.com/kb/tools/calculator-sizing-a-battery-to-a-load.html

                                Answered on 3/19/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                            • Q:

                              This is a starting battery but also says deep cycle correct? How would you charge it? do you need a deep cycle Battery charger?
                              Asked on 3/10/2014 by HOLLY DAZE from FLORIDA

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                I'm happy to help, Holly Daze! This battery is a marine and rv starting battery. For a marine deep cycle battery of the same group size Part No. 24DC-1 and Part No. 24DC-2 are what you would need.

                                Answered on 3/11/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Can (2) M24-3 batteries be used in lieu of (1) Group 29, 675 CCA (845 MCA) battery, as recommended by boat motor manuf.
                              Asked on 1/29/2014 by NT

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi NT, glad to assist you! It is ok to run these batteries together. If the boat has not been set up previously to run dual batteries he will need a battery isolator as well to charge properly.

                                Answered on 2/28/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have one of these batteries in a boat that I recently purchased. Is there a way to determine how old it is?
                              Asked on 1/20/2014 by HHH from MN

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi HHH, glad to assist you! Locate the battery, most likely to your right if you are standing in front of the car. The battery will be stamped with a coded date. The code starts with a letter and a number. A represents January, B represents February and so on. The date will be one number representing the year of manufacture. The year 2008 would be represented by an 8 for example. If your battery is stamped C7 it was manufactured in March of 2007.

                                Answered on 1/21/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              what does maintenance-free mean? do you ever have to add water or acid?
                              Asked on 1/7/2014 by Angler721 from Pace, Fl

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi Angler721, Great question! Lead-acid batteries normally consume some of the water during a normal charge-discharge cycle. It actually electrolyzes into hydrogen and oxygen and escapes as gas. So adding water periodically is necessary to keep the plates flooded. Maintenance-free batteries use a calcium alloy of lead instead of an antimony alloy which is suppose to sustain the water longer without refilling, but certainly not forever! Any abnormal electrical system condition or high ambient temperatures may boil off more than the normal amount of water, however. Adding water may extend the service life of these supposedly maintenance-free batteries.

                                Answered on 1/8/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              purchased a marine charger that states "maintain 12V batteries for up to 250 amp hours." Will this work on this battery to fully charge it?
                              Asked on 9/26/2013 by John from Van Buren, AR

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi John, for assisting you further on this Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA -part# M24-3, please provide the product name and part number of the battery charger. You may also 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 9/26/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              What does "reserve capacity" mean exactly?
                              Asked on 9/6/2013 by Bud

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                With reference to your inquiry on the Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA - Part No. M24-3, the Reserve Capacity, (RC) is a battery industry rating, defining a battery's ability to power a vehicle with an inoperative alternator or fan belt. The rating is the number of minutes a battery at 80 degrees F can be discharged at 25 amps and maintain a voltage of 10.5 volts for a 12 volt battery. The higher the reserve rating, the longer your vehicle can operate should your alternator or fan belt fail. 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 9/6/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                            • Q:

                              What does "reserve capacity" mean exactly?
                              Asked on 9/6/2013 by Bud

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                With reference to your inquiry on the Autocraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA - Part No. M24-3, the Reserve Capacity, (RC) is a battery industry rating, defining a battery's ability to power a vehicle with an inoperative alternator or fan belt. The rating is the number of minutes a battery at 80 degrees F can be discharged at 25 amps and maintain a voltage of 10.5 volts for a 12 volt battery. The higher the reserve rating, the longer your vehicle can operate should your alternator or fan belt fail. 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 9/6/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                            • Q:

                              In order to install a battery in my boat the battery has to be turned on its side to slide it in then turned upright. Will the acid leak out while doing so. 97 seadoo sportster jet boat. Thanks, David
                              Asked on 7/10/2013 by David from reading pa

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Normally, sealed lead-acid batteries will not leak, although they may discharge gas if not charged properly. 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 7/11/2013 by Steve from AAP
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