1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Batteries

The Right Battery Size for a 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit

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

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
MT-41 L4/1.6L Replacement 24 months Performance 60 months 650
MT-41 L4/1.7L Replacement 24 months Performance 60 months 650
MT-42 L4/1.8L Replacement 24 months Performance 60 months 500
BATTERIES

L4/1.6L

- Battery: MT-41

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance 60 months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 650

L4/1.7L

- Battery: MT-41

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance 60 months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 650

L4/1.8L

- Battery: MT-42

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance 60 months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 500

Shopping for Volkswagen Rabbit Car Batteries

Sadly, your Volkswagen Rabbit won't last forever. Neither will its battery. 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 Volkswagen Rabbit stranded. Pay attention to clues that your battery is on its way out. A slow engine crank, a blinking battery or check engine light, swollen battery case, corroded battery posts, or weak lights can all signal that your battery needs attention.

You can also get a Free Battery Test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. With computerized testing we can see how much charge is left in your battery. Drop in for a free battery check and, if needed, get your Volkswagen Rabbit a replacement battery. Car batteries are only one of our many strong suits. Our technicians are well-acquainted with Volkswagen’s service specs for Rabbit car batteries’ reserve capacities and cold cranking amps. Get help figuring out the battery size that's best for your Rabbit, and schedule a weekday or weekend battery replacement service for your car.

Why Choose an Interstate Battery for Your Rabbit?

We only want what’s best for your Volkswagen Rabbit, which is why we only carry top-of-the-line replacement parts and batteries. Our technicians install over 700,000 batteries/year using America's #1 replacement battery from Interstate Batteries. Interstate leads the way in terms of car battery reliability, charge capacity, and technology. That's why you'll find Interstate Batteries in the engines of many a Volkswagen Rabbit. Their tried and true products are commonly used in industrial lifts, commercial trucks, utility vehicles, and even boats! Your 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit needs a reliable battery to run optimally. That’s why you should choose Interstate Battery. Their products are Outrageously Dependable®.

Making Your Rabbit’s New Battery Last

Have you recently had a fresh battery installed in your Volkswagen Rabbit? Good thinking! Give your new car battery the best start with proper care. Help extend your car battery’s life by decreasing the number of short trips you take, cleaning your battery posts, and not playing the radio or using other electronics when the engine is turned off.

Commonly Asked Rabbit Battery Questions

Firestone Complete Auto Care has answers to your top car battery questions. If you have battery questions that are Volkswagen Rabbit-specific, visit your nearest store. Our technicians are happy to help.

  • Why won’t my Rabbit battery hold a charge? A battery that won't hold a charge is almost as good as dead. The battery might be old. Or, you’ve been leaving the doors slightly open and the lights on overnight. Stop by for a complimentary battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and get a handle on your car battery’s health.
  • What do you do with my dead Rabbit battery? We recycle it! Nearly 100% of all lead-acid batteries are recyclable.
  • What’s the cost of Volkswagen Rabbit batteries? You can find affordable Rabbit batteries by using one of our car battery coupons, when available. The best part is, every Interstate Battery has both a maintenance-free performance warranty and a limited-time free replacement.

Volkswagen Rabbit Batteries Near You

The middle of nowhere is the wrong place to have a weak battery. Shop replacement batteries for 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit today and schedule a quick installation at Firestone Complete Auto Care.