Even as our country reopens, many are staying in more and driving less. While this will keep you safe, it may be damaging to your car. Keeping your car parked for long periods can hurt your battery health and prevent your vehicle from starting in the future.
Starting your car every week can help strengthen the battery. If your home has more than one car, consider alternating between them for your trips to maintain the strength of both batteries. The average, modern car uses a small amount of power to fuel their computers even when they are turned off. Because of this, it would take 14 to 21 days to kill a parked car. Taking your vehicle out every week prolongs its life.
Consider buying a battery charger or a battery conditioner to keep your batteries full when they are parked for these long periods. Choose a plug-in or solar-powered device to best suit your needs in this situation. Remember to wait a couple of minutes before reconnecting to allow the computers to reboot.
Source: Teesside Live