February 2021

The COVID pandemic has turned many of us into homebodies. Not so long ago we were driving one hundred miles or more per week, but in the wake of COVID, many of us are now working from home while our vehicles sit idle in our driveways. We make a quick trip to the grocery store occasionally, but rarely take her out for a nice long drive.    Unfortunately, the money gained in gas savings could be shortening your car battery’s life.    Using your car mainly for short trips will shorten the lifespan of your battery because your alternator will never have a chance to fully charge the battery.    What’s more, if you have a car that you’re not driving very often, starting it periodically and warming it up for 15 minutes in your driveway could actually be causing more harm than good to your battery, again by not allowing it to fully charge.    Yes, idling will charge the battery, but...