Don’t Let Your Vehicle Battery Die! Engines Should Be Run Regularly To Keep It Charged.

4-5-20
   With stay at home orders in place, many people aren’t driving or are rarely driving.
   Be careful not to let your vehicle battery die. This can easily happen with vehicles sitting around unused because running engines help keep batteries charged up.
   So, remember to run your vehicle engine every 3 to 5 days.
   One method is to back it out of the garage and into the driveway. This is to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Then run the engine for a good 4 to 5 minutes. Keep the vehicle in park with the emergency break on. Then gently press the accelerator so that the engine is running around 2000-3000 RPMs. It needs to be above idle to adequately charge the battery. Something else to consider is that my Subaru is a hybrid with 2 batteries. I discovered that apparently (according to my vehicle display) I need to actually drive it around for at least 4 to 5 minutes to ensure charging.
   Do some research on your vehicle to find out what method is best for you to help keep your engine battery charged and ready to go.
   Good luck and hang in there everybody!

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