Your battery could also be
discharged, which simply means it needs recharging. Check
around to see what may be causing the battery to discharge.
Has your car been sitting for a long time? If so,
the battery may discharge by itself.
Are there drains on your battery when your car is
turned off? Check accessories including cell phones, radar
detectors, GPS, TV, or computers. Even car alarms can impact your
Have you left your headlights, dome light, glove
box light, or trunk light on for a long period of time? That can
cause an excessive drain on your battery.
Is it extremely hot or extremely cold? Both high
and low temperatures can take their toll on the battery's charge.
Is there an electrical short anywhere in the
Have you modified your vehicle with air
conditioning, power boosters, advertising signs, or additional
The problem could also rest
in something around your battery.
Are your terminals or battery clamp corroded? If
so, your battery won't charge properly.
Is there a loose ground wire giving you an
Do you have a cross-threaded bolt on your side
terminal? That could cause a loose connection.
Is there a loose or worn belt? That can make your
battery work too hard.
Is your voltage regulator functioning? If not,
your battery could overcharge or undercharge. You should also check
your battery for related problems.
Is your battery installed correctly? An improper
holddown or a lack of holddown can cause excessive vibration and
internal damage to the battery.
Do you have the right battery size? If your
battery is too small for your vehicle, it may not function