Covid19 Tip for Batteries
Due to Covid19 ‘stay at home’ orders, most of us aren’t spending a lot of time in our vehicles. AND when we do, its for very brief periods. As a result, a lot of us might end up needing a new car battery.
Your battery may wear out before its time if you take too many short drives. The battery puts out the most power when starting the car. Shutting off your vehicle before the alternator has a chance to recharge could explain why the battery continues dying or doesn’t seem to last long.
Your vehicle works most efficiently as the engine warms up. Allowing the engine to reach operating temperatures aids in keeping it healthy.
Just because you turned off your vehicle, doesn’t mean it stop losing power. If your car has an alarm system, it’s enough to discharge the battery in around 10 days in the winter, and about 20 days in the summer.
HERE’S WHAT TO DO
The solution is obvious, you need to keep that battery charged.
How Long and How Often
At least once a week, turn on your vehicle and drive it. The entire trip including idling should be at least 20 minutes. Yes, its ok to let your car idle for a few minutes.
During one of those trips, come see us. Below is a coupon for a free battery check!