Posted by BerteraNissan | Posted in Bertera Nissan, Do It Yourself :), Uncategorized | Posted on 08-08-2013
So something came up on our Bertera Nissan FaceBook Fan Page where a car battery would drain after being left for a period of time. Now something that is not always recommended but can be a great idea if your Nissan is left unattended for a period of time. Even if your Nissan is not left for long periods of time the Battery Tender can extend the life of your battery. What really happens when you turn “off” your car? Well even those we believe it to be off.. There are still items at work. Even the smallest items that we may never ever think of like the radio holding your stations do take the smallest amount of energy. Even you miles on the dash take up a little bit. Over time these little items that we never think about do add up. They create what is called a draw. As they draw power from the battery. Now over night it is not a big deal. In some cases a couple of days or even more may not cause you any alarm. You get in and your car starts. But it could cause a dead battery even if your car is left “Off” for an extended period of time. I am sure you wonder how long it takes but there is not really a gauge for this. So, if you plan to leave your car for anything over a day/night you might want to look into a Battery Tender. As I stated before even if not you may as it could extend the life of your battery. A simple fact is that your car battery does not want to be run down.(discharged) It wants to have a fairly stable amount of charge. The more run down it gets and the less of a charge it will end up holding. And when the battery no longer wants to hold a charge. Well that is when it is time to replace the battery. By placing a Battery Tender on your Nissan it will aim to keep the battery at a full charge. That makes for a happy battery. I can not say that this will make your battery last forever because it will not, but it could help prolong its life. As well as not leave you with a dead battery, and car, in the am when we are all rushing out the door. We can only hope this tip can help a few Nissan owners out! To help those of you who do not know what a Battery Tender is here is a photo with a brief description.
- Complete 4-step charging program (initialization, bulk charge, absorption mode and float mode) that maintains batteries at full charge without overcharging via its 4-step charging system
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