Of course, you can jump online and search for a 12-volt replacement battery for your Porsche, that’s what Google is for, right? But is that the best way to treat your performance vehicle? Chances are you’re not going to the sale bin to buy replacement oil, so why would you place just any battery under the hood of your Porsche? Look for a battery that not only fits your budget but one that offers the level of performance you’re looking for.
No matter which Porsche you’re replacing the battery in, you want to find the “best.” What does the “best” mean and what will set your choice apart from the others you can buy?
Before you shop for that replacement battery, check:
- Your owner’s manual
- Porsche owner forums to see what they’re talking about
- And above all, performance
Do you need to stick with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) which, unsurprisingly may be over priced? Not necessarily.
Porsche designers, fortunately, knew that even the most ardent Porsche enthusiast might want to spend money on his or her vehicle in a more visible place than under the hood, with the battery. Because of that, they designed the battery tray in a way that will accommodate batteries in varying sizes. Don’t worry if you can’t find a replacement that isn’t OEM that doesn’t fit exactly the way the factory one did. Measure the width, length and depth then shop for a replacement battery for your Porsche that will fit snugly in that space.
Look for a replacement battery for your Porsche that is model-specific, after that, here are a few options for the replacement battery you can use to get you back out onto the road again!
We checked Advanced Auto Parts for a replacement 12-volt battery on its DieHard Platinum AGM battery. With this battery, Advanced Auto Parts doesn’t offer installation of this battery in your Porsche because it requires a professional installation. This battery requires you to know the measurements for your specific Porsche make and model. The DieHard Platinum costs more than $200 but does have a three-year replacement warranty. The battery has close to 400 reviews with a 4.5-star average.
Amazon sells the Delphi BU9065 MaxStart AGM Premium Automotive 12-volt battery. This battery boasts extended cold cranking amps and that means it delivers more power for the demanding electronics in today’s Porsches. The battery offers twenty times the vibration resistance of conventional batteries and its superior vibration resistance gives optimized component compression, straps, welds and fortified posts.
The battery did receive a 3.9 out of 5 stars from its more than thirty reviewers.
The YellowTop DH6 battery available at many auto supply stores and can be found at Optimal Batteries online fits many of the makes, models and years of Porsche and runs close to $300. Boasts a 300+ discharge/recovery cycle, faster recharging, maintenance-free, faster charging, 15 times more vibration-resistant and up to three times longer life.
Do you need a new 12-volt battery for your Porsche? Does it struggle to turn over when you turn the key? Has your Porsche been sitting for a season? Don’t wait until the battery completely fails until you replace it. Pay attention to your high-performance Porsche and the way it is performing — from the first turn of the key until you slide it back into the garage at the end of your exhilarating ride whether to the mall or to the mountains!