1996 Ford Contour Car Batteries

The Right Battery Size for a 1996 Ford Contour

Researching battery replacements for your Ford Contour? Use this chart to find the right battery size and CCAs for your Ford Contour.

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
MT-40R L4/2.0L Replacement 24 months Performance 60 months 590
MTP-96R L4/2.0L Replacement 30 months Performance 72 months 590
MT-40R V6/2.5L Replacement 24 months Performance 60 months 590
BATTERIES

L4/2.0L

- Battery: MT-40R

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance 60 months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 590

L4/2.0L

- Battery: MTP-96R

- Warranty: Replacement 30 months, Performance 72 months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 590

V6/2.5L

- Battery: MT-40R

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance 60 months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 590

Buying a Replacement Battery for Ford Contour

You can pretty much drive your Ford Contour until you don't want to anymore. But your Contour's battery? Don't count on it to last forever. The average car battery lasts three to five years. Don’t get stranded by your Contour’s car battery. Replace it regularly instead! Look out for symptoms of a faulty car battery. A slow engine crank, an illuminated check engine light or battery signal, swollen battery case, corroded battery terminals, and subpar electrical performance may all indicate that your battery is waving goodbye.

Plus, at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll test your battery for free. Our equipment can see how much charge is left in your battery. Drop in for a free battery check and, if needed, a replacement battery for your 1996 Ford Contour. Car batteries are only one of our many strong suits. Our expert technicians understand Ford service recommendations for Contour battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help identifying the type and size of battery that fits your car perfectly, and schedule a weekday or weekend battery replacement service for your car.

Should You Choose Interstate Batteries for Your Contour?

We only want what’s best for your Ford Contour, which is why we exclusively carry the best. We replace over 700,000 batteries each year with Interstate Batteries, America’s #1 replacement battery brand. Interstate has been a leader in car battery reliability, power, and innovation. That's why you'll find Interstate Batteries in the engines of many a Ford Contour. Their powerful products are installed in forklifts severe duty trucks, utility vehicles, and fishing boats. You need a car battery that's just as dependable as your 1996 Ford Contour. And Interstate Batteries are Outrageously Dependable®.

Making Your Contour’s New Battery Last

Did you recently have a new 1996 Ford Contour car battery installed? Congrats! Give your new car battery the best start with proper care. ensuring all the lights are turned off before you leave the car, cutting back on unnecessary short trips, cleaning your battery posts, and not playing the radio or using other electronics when the engine is turned off.

Top Contour Car Battery Questions

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for answers to all your car battery questions. If you have battery questions that are Ford Contour-specific, stop by your nearest store. Our technicians are happy to help.

  • Why won’t my Contour battery hold a charge? A car battery that needs to be jump-started every time is as good as dead. It may be getting old. Or, you’ve been leaving the doors slightly open and the lights on overnight. Stop in for a free battery check at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to learn more about the state of your battery.
  • What do you do with my dead Contour battery? We recycle it! Nearly 100% of all lead-acid batteries are recyclable.
  • What’s the cost of Ford Contour batteries? Ford Contour batteries can be affordable, especially when there's an available battery coupon. The best part is, every Interstate Battery has both a maintenance-free performance warranty and a limited-time free replacement.

Ford Contour Batteries Near You

The middle of nowhere is the wrong place to have a weak battery. Shop replacement batteries for 1996 Ford Contour today and schedule a quick installation at Firestone Complete Auto Care.