The EverStart Maxx-24S (South) is part of the car battery
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, car battery
models like the Maxx-24S (South) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Life test measures how a battery endures repeated charge-and-discharge cycles at hot-climate engine-compartment temperatures. The more cycles endured while maintaining a higher voltage, the higher the score.
Reserve capacity estimates how long batteries can run a car if the charging system fails.
CCA performance reflects voltage at our load of half the average claimed CCA for each group size after cranking for 15 seconds at 0º F. We charged batteries at the 14.5 volts that vehicles typically supply, rather than the higher voltage that manufacturers use. Batteries charged at the lower voltage met BCI voltage standards for a fully charged battery.
About This Brand
Available at Walmart stores.
Features & Specs - EverStart Maxx-24S (South)
Handle A plastic loop makes it easier to lift and carry batteries, which weigh about 40 pounds.
Has removable caps Removable caps allow you to check or refill the electrolyte levels as needed.
Has removable caps
Claimed CCA Claimed CCA is the manufacturer's claimed performance that appears on the battery.
I have had this battery for 36 months now without a failure. Usually I change them out at 36 months, but this battery is still going strong so I'll go another 6 months or until it fails. Consumer Reports shows this battery to be the best in the 24F size group.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Knoxville, TN
Disappointed based on ratings
Did not last
Bought the battery 8/2011, it failled on 1/2012. As luck would have it I was at [@]when it failed. I do commend the [@] service folks for making quick work of the replacement as well as the warranty replacement at no cost. Will there another individual exchanged a similar battery that had failed. I'm a seeing a pattern here I don't like.