Date registered: Nov 2015
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Car battery confusion
Hi, I have a car battery question. I recently had the car battery die and am looking to replace it. There are so many ways they categorize them so I would love some help.
The car is a 1998 S500 and currently has a DieHard 33349 battery. I don't know anything about car batteries really so the only information I got out of it was just the size. At this point, I've read a few things to consider.
As far as I know, the battery size is either 49 or H8. I believe this is the only size that will work and that they are fairly interchangeable.
For the other things, I am less sure. There are specs for AGM and others that I am uncertain if I need. If I search the car under most websites, I am led to AGM H8 or similar ones. These cost about 180 and I was unsure if that is what I need or if cheaper options exist.
I also have read that places which install for free may refrain from installations on Mercedes cars, but I hope this is not the case.
Lastly, I read some topics on battery registration, but I think that this older type car would have no need for such a process. I am unsure also if this ties into the type of battery I would be buying, AGM or otherwise.
Any advice would be helpful as I am looking to get back on the road ASAP!