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What cold cranking amp rating should the battery be ?

What cold cranking amp rating should the battery have to ensure enough starting power in single digit winter temperature, Is 550 CCA adequate?

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It should be enough for that size engine. That is 550 AMPs for 30seconds in 0 degrees. Most cars have batteries twice the power than they need. It helps run the accessories like lights and radio. If your car has trouble starting right away, you may want to get the strongest one that you can fit in there. If it runs fine, then I wouldn't worry about it.

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