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Car batteries

We proudly offer Deka Batteries, as well as other popular brands. The battery brands we carry include Deka, Mighty Max and Power Sonic.
*We do NOT sell Lithium Batteries*

Rapid City's Car Battery Experts

Waking up to a dead car battery in the morning can be frustrating, and knowing the right type of battery your vehicle needs can often be challenging! Rapid City residents trust Dakota Battery and Electric to find the perfect car battery for your vehicle. We will review your automobile’s electrical requirements and find the right car battery to suit your needs so that you and your car can stay moving.

Deka Automotive Starter Batteries

Introducing DEKA car batteries, a superior choice for reliable power. Manufactured by East Penn, these batteries are renowned for their durability, offering a lifespan of 3-5 years under normal conditions. With their advanced technology and robust construction, DEKA batteries provide consistent performance and are less susceptible to failure, ensuring your vehicle is always ready to go. Trust DEKA for a battery that delivers on power and longevity, making them an excellent value for your investment.

  • Ultimate starting and reserve power
  • Posts, straps, and welds engineered to resist vibration
  • Flush cover, maintenance-free design improves overall battery performance, safety, and convenience
  • Short-protector separators use thicker backweb material to prevent plate-to-plate shorts
  • Power-Perform positive and negative plates have full frames to prevent life-robbing electrical shorts
Aisle Of DEKA Car Batteries

Car Battery Frequently Asked Questions

To select the right car battery or batteries we need to know what type of vehicle it is going in. Once we know the specifics we can look at the power needs to start the vehicle. We will then take in to account any additional electric needs such as lights or wenches. After we know the power load your vehicle requires for best performance can we find the perfect battery for you.

The best car batteries to buy are the ones that suit your needs best. There are great brands like Deka and Crown. Really though, your vehicle has specific power needs. We will recommend the best battery based on those needs. A few minutes talking with an expert can lead to better performance and a longer lasting car battery.

The Deka battery series features dependable starting and reserve power, and Power-Perform™ plates that deliver top quality performance because of their full-frames. They are vibration resistant due to fortified posts, straps and welds. This also helps to maximize current transfer! Finally, the overall battery performance, maintenance and safety is enhanced through its flush cover design.

Most car batteries in general only have about a three to four year lifespan. After that batteries degrade and become less reliable. If you battery is getting old there are several things you may notice.

  • Your vehicle may start slower and become sluggish.
  • Your check engine light may turn on.
  • The battery may start to swell or leak.

If you notice any of these signs, talk to one of our specialists about getting a replacement before you are left stranded.

DEKA, manufactured by East Penn, are known for their durability. Depending on usage and maintenance, these batteries can typically last between 3-5 years. However, the lifespan can vary based on factors such as climate, driving habits, and proper maintenance.

A failing car battery can exhibit several signs, including slow engine crank, check engine light, swollen battery case, a foul odor (sulfuric smell), and frequent need for jump-starts.

Yes, you can install a car  battery yourself with the right tools and knowledge. However, it’s recommended to consult your car’s manual for specific instructions and safety precautions. If you’re not comfortable with the process, it’s best to seek professional help from the experts at Dakota Battery & Electric. 

Find Your Perfect Batteries For Your Needs

Our specialists will ask a few questions about your vehicle and recommend the best battery for you.