Things That Drain the Car Battery?

Answer Few situations are quite as frustrating as when you hop into your car and turn the ignition key, yet nothing happens because the car battery is drained of its charge. In general, this situation is ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Things That Drain the Car Battery

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 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 »

How to Check a Battery Drain on Your Car?

Battery drain can be explained as one or more of the devices or systems in a car malfunctioning by pulling charge from the car battery when the engine is not running, instead of only when the engin... 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 »