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2. BATTERY BASICS: Driving a car will fully recharge a battery?

Updated: Dec 4, 2021

MYTH: The days of '... going for a drive for an hour to charge the battery,' are gone.

FACTS: Late model and especially ISS (idle stop start) vehicles have smart alternators that are controlled by the engine computers. The average sate charge of battery in these vehicles is rarely over 75% and driving longer makes little difference.

SUGGESTION: The only way to fully recharge is to use a quality, mains powered charger.

MYTH BUSTER SERIES - Battery Basics! We hope these blog posts will help dispel some mistakenly held common myths and reinforce the essential truths that keep your battery in good working order! Here at All Rural Mechanical we aim to help our customers understand their vehicles, avoid pitfalls and share tips to prevent potential problems. Never hesitate to Contact Us for more information. Visit our website:

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