Jun 25 , 2020
Avoid Driving for Several Days, Then Locate the Battery
- Wait at least a few days without driving to test your car battery, unless you’ve already determined it won’t start and suspect battery issues.
- Your car’s alternator charges the battery while the vehicle is running. Testing the battery after not driving for a few days will tell you how well your battery is holding a charge. If it runs down significantly, it probably needs replacement.
- Lift your vehicle’s hood when you’re ready to test the battery, if that’s where it’s housed. If not, find it elsewhere in the vehicle.