Didn't drive the car for 6 months, now battery is dead. Thinking of leaving the car running overnight, thoughts?

Didn't drive the car for 6 months, now battery is dead. Thinking of leaving the car running overnight, thoughts?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on how dead the battery is. You might not even be able to start it. If you can, then you don't have to let it run overnight. You should learn how to use a multimeter. Takes the guesswork out of it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I used a jump starter to start it, but it's not holding in the charge. I left it running for 45 min (but had the ac on), didn't work either. What do?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Buy a new fucking battery. Fucking hell when will people learn how batteries work? This shit is literally Bill Nye/MSB tier.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          i am selling the car tomorrow morning, I just need the car working then. I don't want to spend money on a new battery that I won't use

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            You can spend $100 on a new battery or you can have the seller knock $1000 off the price because the car won't start...

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Ypp that's why I am saying. They are coming to pick the car tomorrow morning, but I need to move (for good) tomorrow night. I will get the battery replaced but I need to be physically present in the state to sign the title transfer

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                i am selling the car tomorrow morning, I just need the car working then. I don't want to spend money on a new battery that I won't use

                Please post skin color

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >but it's not holding in the charge
        Because you murdered the battery by leaving it dead for months like a retard. it's completely fucked and the plates are sulfated.

        i am selling the car tomorrow morning, I just need the car working then. I don't want to spend money on a new battery that I won't use

        post skin color.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Also, I am selling it to carvana, not a person

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            They're going to give you $200 for it if it doesn't start...

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I will need to reschedule the appointment and flight if it doesn’t start, which is a pain. I’ll try to get the battery replaced before 10 tomorrow then

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            get a junkyard battery or something

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I drove to my friend's place half an hour away and the battery showed signs of life. I'm going to drive 20miles tomorrow morning for carwash, hopefully the battery will be fine by then otherwise I'll buy another battery

              Where do I get it though?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                why are you carwashing it for carvana they literally give you the online appraisal ammount zer0 questions asked unless something is majorly different.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                do I not need to carwash then? Idk if I should. I have the appraisal of around 22k

      • 1 week ago
        Bepis

        See

        Buy a new fucking battery. Fucking hell when will people learn how batteries work? This shit is literally Bill Nye/MSB tier.

        Lead acid batteries get killed when you let them sit at a real low charge for an extended period of time. No amount of idling the car will ever bring it back.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >I used a jump starter to start it, but it's not holding in the charge.

        When lead acid batteries drop below about 30%, the chance of sulfation increases based on temperature but light sulfation can be reversed because the thinly sulfated spots aren't much thicker than the less sulfated spots (recharge current competition). When it drops below 20% and the trickle current continues to use the battery along with its normal self-discharge, the sulfation gets too thick in most areas. Recharging won't reverse it since most of the recharge current flows through the few small thin spots and ignores flowing thru the thickly sulfated spots (competition). Since your battery capacity is based on the good spots not covered up, the battery feels like it no longer holds much of a charge.

        Once a battery gets deeply sulfated, not even those digital chargers with their high-frequency reverse polarity pulses mixed with proper polarity pulses can knock off enough of the sulfate molecules in the thick spots. You need to replace the battery and not sulfate it again.

        You need reliable people to recharge the battery once every 2 weeks with one of those cheap schumacher brand digital chargers from walmart. Not that you don't trust someone with access to the car, but in modern cars, you can set "Teen Driver Mode" via the PIN code and limit the car to a max speed of 85 MPH, zero radio volume, and of course turn its GPS route recording on to track the car's speed and wherever it went to.
        https://www.jdpower.com/cars/shopping-guides/what-is-teen-driver-technology

        https://gmauthority.com/blog/gm/general-motors-technology/gm-safety-technology/gm-active-safety-technology/general-motors-teen-driver-technology/

        Teen Driver Mode generates a Report Card with map, so no one can lie about where/how the car was used. It even records panic stops, sloppy driving such as riding the line, how many times they tailgate, or how often they exceed a certain speed warning that you set.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          See [...]

          Lead acid batteries get killed when you let them sit at a real low charge for an extended period of time. No amount of idling the car will ever bring it back.

          thanks, but seems like I won't be able to get a new battery before 10 in the morning (maybe I will) hence I'll need to sell my car on vroom I guess -_-

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i left the car running, but forgot to remove the cables from the battery. I'll retrieve them in the morning

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Leave the car running
    >using expensive gasoline
    >instead of using a fucking charger
    >using cheaper wall socket electricity
    why

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Just get your battery tested at an autoparts store. They do it for free. Your alternator isn't actually designed to charge the battery from completely flat. It CAN do it, but slowly AF. If you have access to one, hook it up to a dedicated battery charger and then have it tested.

      I don't have a charger, the tank is full but I am selling it tomorrow so what's the point of keeping the gas in?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I will try to get it tested today then. The main thing is my flight is tonight at 11pm and they are coming to pick up the car at 10am and don't have any other appointments for the rest of the day today

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Just get your battery tested at an autoparts store. They do it for free. Your alternator isn't actually designed to charge the battery from completely flat. It CAN do it, but slowly AF. If you have access to one, hook it up to a dedicated battery charger and then have it tested.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I will try to get it tested today then. The main thing is my flight is tonight at 11pm and they are coming to pick up the car at 10am and don't have any other appointments for the rest of the day today

      • 1 week ago
        Bepis

        Walmart sells car batteries if you can get there. Jump that bitch and go drive it to Walmart right now, change the battery in the parking lot. Get the cheapest budget one they have that fits your car.

        Or don’t worry about it. If you’re doing Carvana or something, I’m sure this isn’t the first time they needed to jump a car because the owner hasn’t used it in the past few months. Tow trucks always have jumper cables or a booster pack, As long as it runs fine with a jump, they shouldn’t beat you up unless there’s some gay clause in the agreement.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    a battery charger is cheaper than a the gas your car will burn through in a night.
    Buy a NOCO Genius 1 or something. Cheap and do the job

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The only reason I didn't use my car for so long was coz I didn't want to invest in it anymore and was saving on my insurance. I will not buy a car until I go back to midwest

      Walmart sells car batteries if you can get there. Jump that bitch and go drive it to Walmart right now, change the battery in the parking lot. Get the cheapest budget one they have that fits your car.

      Or don’t worry about it. If you’re doing Carvana or something, I’m sure this isn’t the first time they needed to jump a car because the owner hasn’t used it in the past few months. Tow trucks always have jumper cables or a booster pack, As long as it runs fine with a jump, they shouldn’t beat you up unless there’s some gay clause in the agreement.

      Do you really think so? It works just fine with after being jumped. It's 4:09am so walmart is closed rn, but the nearest walmart is 40 min drive for me

      • 1 week ago
        Bepis

        Yeah dude, call them and ask a little before, or fuckin jump the car 30min before it shows up. It’s not uncommon to sell a car that hasn’t been driven in 3mos and now has a flat battery and the tow truck is always going to have a way to jump the thing if needed.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Yea I found this stupid post https://www.reddit.com/r/carvana/comments/mv3wru/selling_my_car_battery_down/
          which says I need it running -_-
          Their office opens in 43 minutes, I'll call and ask then

          • 1 week ago
            Bepis

            >reddit
            Won’t open for me.

            That’s probably some gay Carvana shit to stop people from selling a car with a bad alternator or other issues and claiming it’s just a flat battery.

            If the battery isn’t 100% dead, maybe you can let it run for a couple hours in the morning and if you shut it off 5min before the tow truck pulls up, you may be able to start it again without a jump. Depends how dead the thing is.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I just went to check up on the car and idling seems to have worked for now. I turned if off and then the car started without having to jump it.

              Should I buy another battery or just risk it and present the car lol?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                You're probably fine then... Start it 45 min before the truck comes and shut it off 5 minutes before it comes. It'll start long enough to load it up.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                idling worked, the battery became fine again. I bought the car in 2020 for 17200 and sold today for 21600. Thanks for your help

                Well then you fucked up and hopefully they blacklist your ass for being stupid. Buy a new battery, you're gonna have to eat the cost for being dumb.

                No need

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Glad you managed to get it on the truck. Did you buy a new car, or are you gonna join the bus stop gang?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                bus gang lol. I will not buy a car till I have my own garage in midwest. Fuck owning cars in cities and paying ridiculous amounts for parking

                [...]
                Please post skin color

                I will need to reschedule the appointment and flight if it doesn’t start, which is a pain. I’ll try to get the battery replaced before 10 tomorrow then

                Also, I am selling it to carvana, not a person

                i did?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Riding the bus is only a shame if you don't have a plan on getting out.
                >t. midwesterner with a garage and several shitty old cars.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I lived in iowa for the longest time, I'd live there once I have made enough money and satisfied with life and have a trad gf ofc

                For the next one who lets a car sit for months

                or just let it sit idle for 4-5hrs that'll work too

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Looking for a trad gf
                >does not begin his search in the midwest
                C'mon.....

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I need to make lots of money first and get into an ivy league school for mba. Then I'll try to settle down

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >MBA
                Godspeed young man.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                thank you sir!

              • 1 week ago
                Bepis

                >imblyign basic white bitches from the Midwest aren’t still basic white bitches
                Breh, you gotta get down on a Latina. Not that Mexican or Central American bullshit, one of dem South Americans whose family was white enough to make it out. Catholic, fine as hell, and I get paraded around like a trophy at family get togethers.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I am not white so that won't do for me, I'll need to find a practicing catholic from midwest to lead a fulfilling life

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Also, all stores are closed and they are coming to pick up the car in 5hrs and 48minutes

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Well then you fucked up and hopefully they blacklist your ass for being stupid. Buy a new battery, you're gonna have to eat the cost for being dumb.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    For the next one who lets a car sit for months

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