How often do I really need to drive my car?
September 11, 2012 10:10 AM Subscribe
How often do I really need to drive my car? (goal: keeping the battery charged, engine happy, etc.)
posted by dizziest to travel & transportation (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I really only need to use my car for (semi-frequent) road trips and the occasional (less than once a month) trip to buy an enormous bag of cat food. Otherwise, I am happy taking the bus and walking. Unfortunately, my battery keeps dying, and I am tired of calling AAA every time I need to buy cat food or want to drive somewhere far away. But driving my car just to drive my car seems a little bit silly, so I'd like to do it as little as possible.
What's the minimum amount of driving I can get away with that will keep my car happy and my battery charged?
I know I'll get lots of conflicting answers because I've already gotten lots of conflicting answers from people in the real world, but apparently I'd like some more. And no, selling the car and renting cars for road trips is not a feasible option, for various reasons like "the cat
comes on most of the road trips."
(the black and white cat, not the orange one. and he's older now.)