How to Find a Drain on a Car Battery?

Answer If your car battery continues to die after jumping it and the battery itself is not in need of replacement, there's a good chance it may be experiencing what is known as a parasitic electrical drai... Read More »

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How to Find a Parasitic Battery Drain?

When a vehicle battery won't maintain a charge, it's possible that you're dealing with a parasitic draw. Testing the battery is the only way to find out. To find a parasitic battery drain, use the ... Read More »

Can an alternator drain a battery?

One of the functions of an alternator is to recharge the car battery. If the alternator malfunctions, it may not do this. So it is not a matter of the alternator “draining” the battery, but rat... Read More »

How to Troubleshoot a Car Battery Drain?

There are few things more frustrating than being left stranded by a dead car battery. Even more frustrating is recharging or replacing the car battery and having the situation occur again. This is ... Read More »

How to Test the Battery Drain in a Car?

A battery drain refers to any system or device within a car that is draining power out of the car's battery. Although some systems are designed to run off of the car battery, like the cigarette lig... Read More »