I drained the battery on my car today. Sitting in the parking lot waiting, i was working doing stuff with the accessories on but the engine not running. For quite a while... i lost track of time.
Went to start it and got a clicking noise. A guy came and jump started it for me, but told me tht after i drained the battery it's likely to give out again, especially with winter coming.
It starts up fine now, but wondering if i should get a new battery?
Most Helpful Guy
Get the battery tested. Some can be recharged, some are too worn out to properly hold a charge and will fail again. If that's the case, get a new one.
The battery is continuously charged by the alternator while the engine is running, but with age it will lose the ability to retain that charge, and turning the starter is one of the most strenuous things it has to do.2
Most Helpful Girl
If your in doubt you can always get the battery tested at a shop.1