Car Battery Conundrum
October 5, 2012 3:28 PM Subscribe
I have a brand new car battery. My car has some issue that is (still) draining the battery, after I already had a mechanic look at and fix what was supposedly the issue.
What can I do so that my battery doesn't go dead and get ruined over the winter while the car is idle?
posted by furious to home & garden (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
From what I could see online, you can't just take the battery out or it will go dead. It's a brand new battery - been in the car less than a week. The car starts up, but as each day goes by, it takes slightly longer (.5 more seconds) to start up. Something is draining the battery. Whatever it is drained the previous battery so completely that it ruined it and made it unable to be recharged (and multiple aaa drivers said that). I thought I had the issue fixed and some warning lights that were on are now off. The door light doesn't stay on anymore even after the door is closed. But apparently there is still an issue of some sort that is draining the battery.
So I have a brand new battery now (I put it in a week ago), and I don't want that to happen again.
I can't drive it around (it is in a safe parking place on a street), but I can start it up every few days. It is not near an electrical outlet. In searching, I also read that various car parts could be damaged if the battery is removed for extended periods of time.
What can I do so that the battery doesn't go dead?