Has your car been sitting idle in the garage or in the parking lot?

With many Australians driving fewer kilometers these days, instances of dead batteries are on the rise.

Whether your vehicle is fuel-powered, hybrid, or electric, the battery is the beating heart of your car. Additionally, today’s vehicles are electronically sophisticated. Everything from door locks to adjustable seats depends upon electronics, putting increased demand on batteries. Even when sitting idle, electronics in your vehicle are constantly drawing power from the battery, and short trips don’t give your car enough time to fully recharge its battery. Add long periods of vehicle inactivity to the mix, and sulfation occurs, leading to a dead battery.

While less driving and more in-house activities may be our new normal, dead car batteries don’t have to be. Car batteries, much like cell phone batteries, are rechargeable.

Here are a few steps that can help ensure your car’s battery will remain healthy and dependable when you need it the most:

1. Drive Periodically

Cars already have a mechanism in place to keep the battery fully charged. That’s the job of the alternator, which generates electric power when the engine is running. This supplies the electrical power used by the vehicle’s electronic systems and charges the battery. In a well-functioning vehicle, the alternator does a great job of keeping the battery charged when the car is running. Driving your vehicle at city and highway speeds at least once a week can help charge the battery.

2. Use a Battery Charger and Maintainer

Even better, the simplest and best way to ensure that your car battery remains healthy throughout periods of inactivity is by connecting it to a battery charger and maintainer. A battery charger and maintainer can help prolong the life of your battery, so you save time and avoid the costs of having to repair or replace your battery.

The size of the battery charger you need will depend on the size of your car’s battery. Bigger batteries will benefit from higher amperage chargers to provide a faster charge. Make sure that your battery terminals are clean and free of any debris to ensure a good connection to the charger’s clamps. It is recommended that batteries are charged at least once a week when left idle. Please read and follow manufacturer instructions for charging your specific vehicle battery.

3. Have a Jump Starter Handy

Given the long periods of inactivity, combined with the age and health your battery may be in, you may still find yourself with a dead battery. For such emergency situations, a jump starter will come in handy. Like battery chargers, the size of the booster pack you need depends on the size of your car’s battery, but also on other factors such as its state of discharge and weather conditions.

4. Get the Roadside Assistance service of Casey Towing Transport

If you attempt to jumpstart your vehicle and it’s still not working, don’t panic. Casey Towing Transport is there during essential travel too. Casey Towing Transport is committed to providing 24/7 support across Melbourne. Whenever you are facing any battery-related issues, call Casey Towing Transport and we’ll be there to provide you with a battery boost or any roadside assistance to get your car back on the road.

Now Casey Towing Transport is available in Cranbourne West Victoria 3977.

Contact Us

Casey Towing Transport

39 Majestic Blvd

Cranbourne VIC 3977

0435 555 400


Is Your Car Battery Healthy When Not in Use
Is Your Car Battery Healthy When Not in Use