Thread: battery drain
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:24 AM   #16
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Default Re: battery drain

Depending on what you mean by "Battery Tender Junior" then they work for exactly what you are experiencing. Having a free alternator check is a good idea as it could be a contributor to the problem.

These types of issues are primarily the result of the car usage pattern. It looks like you have one of those multiple short trip at low speed driving patterns which is about the worst usage pattern. This would be considered as harsh operating conditions in the owners manuals for recommending oil change and maintenance intervals. This is identical to NYC taxi cab service, it just does not seem that way to the normal user.

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