Question about Cars & Trucks
Posted by Anonymous on
Do you have an aftermarket alarm or stereo installed in the car? Often times incorrectly wired aftermarket electronics will have too high a residual current draw and will prematurely drain a battery. Unfortunately, sometimes correctly wired in aftermarket electronics will also do this.
Also, if you simply don't drive the car much and only take short trips when you do drive it will prematurely drain a battery. Actually, it's not so much that it prematurely drains the battery, but rather the battery doesn't have enough time to recharge itself after the starting load.
If the car is stock and is regularly driven, then it is likely a wiring issue somewhere or an interior light is being left on. Some cars have lights in the engine bay that are supposed to shut on when you pop the hood. In short, any sort of residual draw on the electrical system can, over time, kill a battery prematurely.
Also, if you live in a cold climate this will also effect the starting power of the battery. CCA on a battery means Cold Cranking Amps. The more CCA a battery has the more starting power it has when cold. If you don't drive the car much a deep cycle battery MAY potentially also help.
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