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Can I replace my 2010 Lexus 12V battery vented type with a regular battery

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Surely the vented type is the regular battery?
To the best of my knowledge both the wet type battery and the gel type battery are both vented and interchangeable, though the gel battery is often considered a sealed type they do generally contain an array of valves to allow the escape of gas..

Both offer advantages over each other with the wet type battery being the traditional fitment for motor vehicles. Gel type batteries have a history of variable reliability with the main advantage being the danger of spilled acid is removed they can be fitted in positions a wet battery would be unsuitable for.

If in doubt refer to the battery manufacturer's application catalogue.

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