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Want to buy a new battery for 2000volvoS80, what size should i buy?

My battery drains fast when i am playing the radio, but it starts the car absolutely perfect even after long periods of the car being stationery

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Research your factory battery cold cranking amps usually listed on the top of your battery or compare owners manual battery spec. Wise to meet/exceed these amps with your replacement battery. ie Autozone Gold is a 1000 CCA battery in many appications. 3 year free replacement etc...compare prices at Costco, AutoZone, Interstate, sometimes the Sears Diehard, but can be limited in applications. I use the Autozone Duralast Gold, about $108. w/exchange. Don't be surprised to be able to increase the CCA by a couple hundred over the factory battery...this is a good thing:) Hope this helps.

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