December 9, 2022
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In the previous article, we explored the symptoms of a failing battery. Unsurprisingly, we received a great deal of feedback from our customers and readers. It demonstrates that many consumers are unaware of the symptoms of a failing automobile battery. However, there is no need for concern. Simply read the post again and share it with your friends. Please let us know if you have any other questions regarding our earlier post.

However, there was one question that appeared frequently. The inquiry was if a car battery could die from simple inactivity. In other words, can a battery die if a car is left off for a lengthy period of time? The automobile battery is one of the most ignored components during routine vehicle maintenance, so we are not surprised.

Consequently, we have decided to address this issue in today’s blog article.

However, before we do that, let’s briefly review the preceding article.

SIGNS OF A BAD BATTERY

Without a question, a car’s battery is one of its most essential components. This is why it requires careful attention and regular maintenance. These are the most prevalent indicators that your battery is ready to die or needs to be repaired or replaced:

  • Dim Headlights
  • Slowing Power Windows
  • Slower Start
  • Heavy Corrosion
  • Working Dashboard Lights But Car Not Starting

Now, let’s return to our first discussion.

CAN A CAR BATTERY GO DEAD FROM SITTING/LONG-TERM PARKING?

The answer depends on the’sitting/parking’ duration. If the vehicle is parked for 2.3 days, the battery will not be affected. Likewise, 1,2 weeks might not have long-term impacts. But beyond three weeks, the battery will inevitably die. However, three weeks is not an absolute number. A battery that is outdated or damaged may die within two weeks. Therefore, there is no definitive answer concerning the timeframe.

As a result of long-term parking, a vehicle’s battery may die, but the period of the parking is not predetermined. However, there are additional considerations involved. A battery would die faster in warm weather than in cold weather. Similarly, if you have numerous electronic devices linked to your vehicle, the battery will die faster. Professionals advise against charging phones or using the infotainment system when the vehicle is off.

Similarly, the battery will expire faster if it is connected to the terminal while the vehicle is parked. Therefore, PitStopArabia suggests unplugging the battery entirely. It will ensure increased longevity. If you’ve opted to remove the battery, be sure to store it correctly.

TIPS FOR STORING A CAR BATTERY

If you want to abandon your vehicle for more than a month, we recommend keeping it in a secure location. In this scenario, first fully charge the battery. The goal of fully charging it is to prevent any damage while storage. Once charged, the battery should be removed. Ensure the vehicle is completely switched off before removing it. Check for indicators of damage or degradation after removal.

If it is compromised, it can be exceedingly dangerous. Contact PitStopArabia or your local service station to have your battery inspected. If there is no damage, place the battery in a convenient area. The optimal site is a well-ventilated and dry area. Temperatures that are too hot or too cold might rapidly deplete the battery.

If you are going to be away from your vehicle for more than a month, use a voltmeter to verify the battery’s charge. If the battery’s charge is decreasing, it should be recharged.

TOP CAR BATTERY BRANDS IN UAE

Obviously, the following question on everyone’s mind will be, “What are the best vehicle battery brands in the UAE?” We will construct a list of their names:

  • Optima
  • AC Delco
  • EverStart
  • Bosch

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