AGM technology was developed in the 1980s for the military to improve performance and reliability of batteries.
With an AGM battery, you get 2 batteries in 1 – a starter battery as well as a battery that is able to cycle deeper.
VRLA stands for Valve-Regulated Lead Acid. AGM batteries are also knows as VRLA batteries.
AGM batteries can be installed in ANY Auto/Truck/SUV where there is a fitting size available. AGM batteries can replace conventional flooded batteries.
If your vehicle came with an AGM battery, you HAVE to replaced it with an AGM. In other words, a AGM cannot get replaced with a conventional flooded battery.
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Regulations and gas prices are driving new vehicle technology, which requires a new breed of battery. And consumer demand for modern, power-hungry accessories – such as heated seats, steering wheels, mirrors and windshields, DVD players, GPS Navigation, on-board computers, cell phone chargers, etc. – is also contributing to the need for new battery technology.
The consumer groups "Good Parent," "Busy Guy" and the "Car Enthusiast" are the adapters of new technology batteries. They drive European Cars, Mini Vans, Pick-up Trucks, Muscle Cars and care about safety, performance and cost of ownership.