Car Batteries for 2012 Kia Forte

The Right Battery Size for a 2012 Kia Forte

Researching battery replacements for your Kia Forte? Use the following chart to find information on Kia Forte battery size and cold cranking amps.

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
MT-121R L4/2.0L Replacement 24 months Performance 60 months 600
MT-121R L4/2.4L Replacement 24 months Performance 60 months 600
BATTERIES

L4/2.0L

- Battery: MT-121R

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance 60 months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 600

L4/2.4L

- Battery: MT-121R

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance 60 months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 600

Buying a Replacement Battery for Kia Forte

You can pretty much drive your Kia Forte until you don't want to anymore. But your Forte's battery? Don't count on it to last forever. The average car battery lasts three to five years. Check your battery regularly and replace it as needed so it doesn’t leave you and your Kia Forte stranded. Look out for symptoms of a faulty car battery. A lagging starter, an illuminated check engine light or battery signal, swollen battery case, corroded battery posts, or faded headlights may all indicate that your battery needs attention.

You can also get a Free Battery Test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. With best-in-class tools we can tell you how much "life" is left in your battery. Stop by for a free battery test and, if needed, a replacement battery for your 2012 Kia Forte. Automotive batteries are just one of our many areas of expertise. Our technicians are familiar with Kia-specific recommendations for Forte car batteries’ reserve capacities and cold cranking amps. Get help figuring out the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Are Interstate Batteries Good for Fortes?

Your Kia Forte deserves the best, which is why we only carry top-of-the-line replacement parts and batteries. We install more than 700,000 car batteries a year using Interstate Batteries, America’s #1 replacement battery brand. Interstate has been an battery-industry leader for durability, performance, and innovation. That's why you'll find Interstate Batteries in the engines of many a Kia Forte. Their entire line of powerful offerings can be found in boom lifts, severe duty trucks, utility vehicles, and fishing boats. You need a car battery that's just as dependable as your 2012 Kia Forte. That's Interstate: Outrageously Dependable®.

Making Your Forte’s New Battery Last

Got a new car battery installed in your 2012 Kia Forte? Congrats! You can give your new battery a head start with proper care and attention. You can take care of your battery by 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.

Answers to Your Forte Car Battery Questions

Firestone Complete Auto Care has answers to your top car battery questions. If you have a battery question that's unique to your Kia Forte battery, visit your nearest store. Our technicians are happy to help.

  • Why won’t my Forte battery hold a charge? A battery is in its final hour when it will no longer hold a charge. The battery may be too old. Or, you may have a habit of leaving your car doors open and the dome lights on during the night. Stop in for a free battery check at your favorite Firestone Complete Auto Care and learn more about your battery's charge.
  • What happens to my old Forte battery? We’ll recycle your car battery for you!
  •  How much do Kia Forte batteries cost? Kia Forte batteries can be affordable, especially when there's an available battery coupon. And, all Interstate Batteries have a limited-time free replacement and performance warranty.

Get a New Kia Forte Battery

The middle of nowhere is the wrong place to have a weak battery. Shop replacement batteries for 2012 Kia Forte today and schedule a quick installation at Firestone Complete Auto Care.