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Bad battery or your alternator isn't supplying the recharge necessary to keep it charged, with the motor off you should have a reading of 12-12.5 volts at the battery , once started it should read between 13.5 and 14 volts if its not, Its the alternator

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Without any information on the vehicle, the best thing I can recommend is replacing the alternator. You can swing by any Auto Zone or most other car part stores and they can check it for you free of charge and see if that's your problem.

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