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AutoCraft Powersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA

Part No. 12A-A Warranty Details  

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AutoCraft powersports batteries provide durability and performance, along with the national brand quality you've come to expect from AutoCraft. The AutoCraft powersports battery line is available for online purchase and in-store pick up.

Product Features:
  • Designed for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawnmowers and jet skis
  • Includes battery acid pack for an instant charge
  • 3 month free replacement if defective
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Acid Included:Yes
Battery Type:Lead Acid Battery
Battery Usage:Powersports Battery
Cold Cranking Amperage:165 A
Cranking Amps:180 A
Height:6.3 in
Length:5.28 in
Maintenance Free:No
Voltage:12 v
Weight:8.3 lbs
Width:3.15 in

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AutoCraftPowersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA
 
3.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

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    (3)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (7), Mechanic (5), Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

battery for classic bike

only place that had a battery for my 76 honda locally...ordered online, picked up 20 minutes later...so far so good..bike runs great

only place that had a battery for my 76 honda locally...ordered online, picked up 20 minutes later...so far so good..bike runs great

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dead after winter storage.

I got this battery for my bike in September it worked good untill November when I put it in storage. I had it hooked to a battery tender in parallel to my boat battery....Read complete review

I got this battery for my bike in September it worked good untill November when I put it in storage. I had it hooked to a battery tender in parallel to my boat battery. In March it was still full of acid and had perfect voltage 12.6 I put it in the bike, hit the starter.. click... now its 8 volts. Its fried. My boat battery however was fully changed and perfect.

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4.0

Good

By 

from Roanoke va

Verified Buyer

Comments about AutoCraft Powersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA:

good

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Poor Quality

By 

from Edenton, NC

About Me Mechanic

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about AutoCraft Powersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA:

      These batteries never last more than one year

       
      1.0

      Junk – Failed within 1 year

      By 

      from Middleboro, MA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Makes Great Doorstop
      • Works Well First 90 Days

      Cons

      • Poor Value
      • Poor Warranty
      • Premature Failure

      Best Uses

      • Filling Up Landfills
      • Leaving You Stranded
      • Scrap Lead For Projects
      • Source Of Frustration
      • Use As Core For Next Batt

      Comments about AutoCraft Powersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA:

      Purchased April of '04, worked fine for the first season of riding; but never had the cranking ability I'd expect from a 12AH battery. Charged it occasionally over the winter in the bike and this spring it's very weak. After a full charge (2A for 10-14 hrs) the bike will crank for about 2-3 seconds before the battery will no longer turnover the engine. Metered the battery, it's down to less than 8 volts under cranking. AutoZone's warranty is 90 days, took it to the store to confirm. Read their warranty policy, if it fails within the 90 day warranty and you get a replacement, the 90 day clock does not start over! What the heck is up with that? Bottom line, if you happy buying a new one every 90 days, this is the one for you! Personally I can think of better ways to spend my hard earned cash. Been a loyal Advanced Customer for years, will re-think my purchases going forward.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works and fits as it should

      By 

      from Dover, Pa

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about AutoCraft Powersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA:

          Good battery for the price. Fit perfectly and was easy to install. Instructions for adding acid and charging rates and process were clear and easy to follow.

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality motorcycle battery

          By 

          from St. Leonard, Maryland

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Plenty of power

          Cons

          • No cons

          Best Uses

          • motorcycle

          Comments about AutoCraft Powersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA:

          I needed a battery fast and this was in stock and available immediately. Conviently ordered on line. I also used the website discount offered and had my motorcycle running again within an hour.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Terrible Battery

          By 

          from Kansas City

          About Me Home mechanic

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Dead Within 6 Months
          • Flimsy
          • Not Functional

          Best Uses

          • Leave on the shelf

          Comments about AutoCraft Powersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA:

          Do not buy!

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          motorcycle battery

          By 

          from felts mills ny

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Hobbiest

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about AutoCraft Powersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA:

              easy to use . straight forward instructios for set up and cahrging. its the right fit.it is a battery what more can I say

              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Customer Service Varies

              By 

              from Wake Forest, NC

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              Comments about AutoCraft Powersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA:

              OK

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Never charge in parrallel with unlike ba

              By 

              from Batesville

              Comments about AutoCraft Powersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA:

              Never charge in parrallel with unlike batteries, different state of condition. The weaker battery will cause the batteries to charge and ruin the good battery by overcharging.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good Battery

              By 

              from Altoona ,Pa

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Improves Comfort
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AutoCraft Powersports Battery, 12A-A, 165 CCA:

                  Ordered online and picked up at store.Called the store after ordering online,they were happy to fill the battery with acid and charge it for me so it would be ready for use when I got it home.I also returned the core and my refund was quickly returned by Advance Auto.

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                  • Q:

                    Will this battery fit in my 1981 CM400?
                    Asked on 10/21/2016 by Daniel from KS

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, Daniel! This Powersports Battery - Part No. 12A-A fit your 1981 Honda CM400.

                      Answered on 10/24/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                  • Q:

                    what is the warranty period? Got it last March 27th, never filled it until this February, but now won't hold a charge>
                    Asked on 4/8/2015 by Al from Eastern Carolina

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Al, I'm glad to answer you! This AutoCraft Power Sport Battery - Part No. 12A-A has 3 months free replacement warranty.

                      Answered on 4/8/2015 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    How long is charge time. We had to fill it and charge at store but the "parts pro" only charged it for 45mins. Doesn't seem right to me...
                    Asked on 2/25/2014 by Newbie from Austin, TX

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      I'm happy to help, Newbie! If you are charging this battery with a 2 amp charger you should charge it for a minimum of 12 hours.

                      Answered on 3/4/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                  • Q:

                    hi i purchased a 12A-A battery today from local store and it is a 6 cell battery but it only has 5 top plugs for 5 of the cells i dont want to fill with acid if its suppose to have all 6 cells full is this battery right or do i need to take back to store and replace it with another it just dont seem right its for an atv which i purchased 1 maybe 6 months ago and it came with all 6 plugs for the cells.
                    Asked on 9/17/2013 by jason from monroe nc

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Jason, If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, return it to any Advance Auto Parts store or to our returns center within 90 days from the date of your purchase. All refunds will be credited back to you via the same payment method used for your original order. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable except in case of returns due to our error. 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 9/18/2013 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    just bought a new battery how long should we charge it after we fill it and what voltage should we charge it at
                    Asked on 8/17/2013 by brett from stanfordville ny

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The Autocraft 12-Volt Powersport Battery, 165 CCA (Part No. 12A-A) comes pre-filled and pre-charged. 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 8/18/2013 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    We just purchased these batteries last year 6/30/12 for our ATV's. We removed them and kept them in our basement during the winter months. We just pulled them out to put them in yesterday and they are dead and will not charge. What is the warranty on these batteries? I could not find that information on your website.
                    Thank you,
                    Paula
                    Asked on 7/24/2013 by PKC from Colorado

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The Autocraft 12-Volt Powersport Battery, 165 CCA (Part No. 12A-A) comes with 90days replacement warranty if defective. 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 7/24/2013 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Does this battery come prefilled and charged?
                    Asked on 1/12/2013 by Carlos from USA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, this Autocraft 12-Volt Powersport Battery, 165 CCA - part# 12A-A comes prefilled and charged. 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 1/12/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    HOW LONG DO I LET THIS BATTERY CHARGE I JUST FEELED IT UP
                    Asked on 4/24/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The more discharged that a battery is, then the longer it will take to recharge it. Usually it takes several hours to effectively recharge a battery. If a battery is very discharged then it can take up to 12 hours or more to recharge it. While recharging a battery, if the battery becomes hot when you touch it then stop charging it. Slow charge: It is best to slow charge the battery. When charging an automotive battery, 10-amps or less is considered a slow charge while 20-amps or above is generally considered a fast charge. Fast charge: Repeated fast charges on a battery may overcharge a battery and reduce service life.

                      Answered on 4/27/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this battery fit in a 2004 Yamaha R6?
                    Asked on 3/6/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The specification of the Autocraft 12-Volt Power Sports Battery with part #12A-A are Volts:12, AH:12, Length (in):5 1/4, Width (in):3 1/8, Height (in):6 5/16, Terminal Type: Nut & Bolt. If your Yamaha R6 has the same provision of dimensions, this battery should work fine for your application.

                      Answered on 3/8/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    will this fit on my 1996 yamaha 250 timberwolf or could you tell me which battery will fit. thanks
                    Asked on 2/28/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      No, this part Autocraft 12-Volt Power Sports Battery - 1 Piece, Part No. 12A-A manufactured by Autocraft does not fit your vehicle 1996 Yamaha 250 Timberwolf. The specification of the part 12A-A: Volts:12, AH:12, Length (in):5 1/4, Width (in):3 1/8, Height (in):6 5/16, Terminal Type: Nut & Bolt. However part number 12C-A will fit your vehicle 1996 Yamaha 250 Timberwolf. I apologize that the item is not available at this time. However, I recommend that you visit one of our stores located near your area for further assistance. For further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 2/29/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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