This starts the engine running, which puts the alternator into action.
If the engine starts but dies immediately, your alternator probably isn’t keeping your battery charged.
If a jump starts and keeps your car running, but the car can’t start again off of its own power, a dead battery is likely your answer.
How long can a car sit before the battery dies?
A new car battery, fully charged can last at least two weeks without charging from the generator. It will get discharged entirely from 2 to 3 months. You won’t be able to start the engine of that car if you are planning to leave it for 2.5 months on average.
Can you charge a dead car battery?
If your car battery is below 12 volts, use a dedicated charger. A car battery is considered discharged when the voltage drops below 12 volts. These charging devices are designed to safely restore a dead battery to full charge. Most of the time, you don’t even have to remove the battery from your vehicle.
What causes a car battery to die quickly?
Some of the most common reasons for a car battery to die repeatedly include loose or corroded battery connections, persistent electrical drains, charging problems, constantly demanding more power than the alternator can provide, and even extreme weather.
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