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if im not driving my car in the cold weather how long should I let it idle for to charge the battery?

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Answer #1 | 20/12 2013 04:09
Be better if you drive it for 15 minutes or so because the charging will be a lot less when idling. When not in use, be best if you remove the battery terminals (both) or put a trickle charger on the vehicle battery. It's cheaper now and available almost every where ...
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Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 04:20
2-3 hours of idling just to replace the power used to start the car. Idling produces very little current. You need to drive your car for 15 minutes or more depending on how long between starts. Batteries discharge slowly, about 5% per month. You'd be better off not starting your car if you just intend to let it idle.
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Answer #3 | 20/12 2013 05:40
How cold is "cold"? A good battery will handle it so don't worry too much. I'd be more inclined to make sure that you have synthetic in the engine and transmission. You can get a battery warmer that wraps around it like an electric blanket at an auto supply store.
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