Will Driving Your Car Fully Recharge Your Battery?

The best Arizona and most reliable car batteries for automobiles in the desert southwest of Arizona.

A vehicle's alternator provides electrical power to the vehicle while the engine is on. The alternator also charges a battery during this time. There are a number of factors affecting an alternator's ability to adequately charge a battery. The greatest factors are:

 

  1. How much current (amps) from the alternator is diverted to the battery to charge
  2. How long the current is available (drive time)
  3. Battery temperature
  4. Battery age

The best Arizona and most reliable car batteries for automobiles in the desert southwest of Arizona.Generally, running the engine at idle, short stop-and-go trips, or during bad weather at night, will not recharge the battery effectively.

In the following situations, the alternator will not adequately recharge a battery:

  1. The battery is drained because an interior light was left on in a vehicle for 18-24 hours
  2. The battery is drained because the vehicle has not been driven for a month or more
  3. The car is only driven at 35 mph to a nearby store and back two or three days a week.

 

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