A question that people frequently ask about car batteries is whether AGM batteries are better or not when compared to their counterparts. There are very few vehicles that prefer lithium-based battery products for its running. Most of the vehicles running today use either AGM lead acid or flooded batteries for the cars.
AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) batteries became popular in the 1980s that were used in military vehicles as well as aircraft in order to increase its reliability by reducing the weight. They are able to function under a lot of conditions. Some people believe that for automotive applications, Gel batteries are used but that's wrong as they get confused between gel batteries with AGM batteries that are made out of totally different compositions and technologies.
Most consumers prefer AGM batteries over any other flooded car batteries (lead-acid battery). AGM batteries are a little costly as compared to any other flooded counterparts available but it's worth the benefits it provides over flooded counterparts such as great performance and amazing designs such as grid energy storage and power applications etc.
AGM batteries help to run accessories that require high power such as steering wheels, windshields, and heated seats, etc. AGM batteries are also ideal for start-stop applications (such as in-car with start and stop button). AGM batteries tend to have a battery life two to three times more as compared to normal flooded batteries, so you don't need to test batteries often to check if they are still in the right condition. The safety provided by AGM batteries is that it prevents the acid from spilling thus preventing hazardous mishaps.
AGM batteries can be given any kind of orientation which is also easy and can be done by wiring and placement. The AGM batteries contain less lead and electrolyte when compared to the flooded version of batteries. Like two sides of a coin, AGM batteries have some pros and some cons. But it’s clear that the pros certainly outweigh the cons.