How to Test the Battery Drain in a Car?

Answer 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 »

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How Do I Test for Battery Drain in a 1994 Ford Escort?

The Escort was one of the better-known and long-time bestsellers in Ford Motor Company's model lineup--at one point it was the bestselling car in the world. It was offered for sale in North America... 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 Find a Drain on a Car Battery?

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 »

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 »