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8. BATTERY BASICS: After leaving a car’s lights on, going for a drive will recharge the battery?!

Updated: Dec 4, 2021


MYTH: As already mentioned in Battery Basics # 2, this is a definite “No”. You will not fully re-charge the battery by going for a drive.

FACTS: In fact, “Surface” or continuous undercharging will lower the capacity of the battery over time and shorten its life. You will also VOID it’s warranty by not recharging it correctly.

SUGGESTIONS: The best way to restore a flat battery is to use an appropriate multistage good quality battery charger.


MYTH BUSTER SERIES - Battery Basics! We hope these blog posts help dispel some mistakenly held common myths and reinforce the essential facts 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: https://www.armechanical.com.au/


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