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Best battery for 2007 2.2 Diesel
I would appreciate advice on getting the right battery for my 2007 Civic.
The old Exide EB740 that came with the car just died and I am looking for a replacement. Not being a car person I have some newbie questions:
Is it safe to replace the current battery (067SE EXIDE EXCELL CAR BATTERY EB740 (EX18); 74 Ah 680 CCA) with one of a higher rating (but same size, type 096)
I was looking at one of those
S4 008 BOSCH CAR BATTERY 12V 74AH TYPE 096 S4008
S5 008 BOSCH CAR BATTERY 12V 77AH TYPE 096 S5008
The car is not being driven very often (usually once a week) and mostly for short distances so I was wondering if it would be safe to replace the current battery with AGM type as they seem to have higher resistance to deep cycling and can support more accessories (I usually have sat nav, stereo and air con/heating on when driving + lights at this time of year). The AGM battery I was thinking of is
S5 A08 BOSCH AGM CAR BATTERY 12V 70AH TYPE 096 S5A08
Please let me know if any of the above choices are correct or if there is a better battery model I could use. Many thanks for your help!