how far can i drive on my dying battery?
August 29, 2007 6:08 PM Subscribe
After jump-starting a dead car battery, how far can I expect to be able to drive it?
posted by foxinthesnow to Travel & Transportation (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My car (a 2003 Jetta, the worst car in the history of all cars) stopped working yesterday. The battery is dead, but I was able to jump it and start it. Unable to secure a ride from the repair shop to my home, I had to leave it in the parking lot of my job, which is about 15 miles south of where I need it to be. While 15 miles is really not that far, these 15 miles happen to be through the highly congested, stop-and-go, mean surface streets of Detroit and its suburbs, and I fully expect the drive to take 45 minutes. And it is so hot here. Do you think my car will make it without shutting down? Am I better off to just have it towed?