Our car

United States
May 6, 2019 6:07pm CST
In December our car wouldn’t start. We had a new battery put in. Yesterday car wouldn’t start, I am thinking it can’t be the battery again. Our mechanic came over gave the car a jump and suggest we go to the dealership. The car was taken to the dealership and the mechanic ran test, his conclusion for the car not starting is that it is not being used enough. That doesn’t sound right to me , we were not charged for the testing. I am afraid something else is wrong. Has any one experienced this?
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@LadyDuck (220170)
• Switzerland
7 May
A battery goes down if you do not use the car for many days in a row, something like one month, this makes no sense.
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• United States
13 May
it has been working lately.
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@LadyDuck (220170)
• Switzerland
13 May
@CookieMonster46 I am glad it's working now.
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• United States
14 May
@LadyDuck let’s hope it stays this way.
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@sharon6345 (175380)
• United States
6 May
He can be right even if you don't drive it should be turned on and revved up. People do it a lot here in the Winter.
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• United States
7 May
Ok then I hope he is right.
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@sharon6345 (175380)
• United States
7 May
@CookieMonster46 Keep turning it on you will see. Good luck.
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• United States
13 May
@sharon6345 so far so good
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@RasmaSandra (26923)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 May
I have no car but I took a look online. Perhaps this can give you some ideas.
In the Car Talk Communities, there's a question this week about a 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class that won't start, despite the battery being good. Before you go buying new batteries, altern
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• United States
13 May
thank you i kept a copy of this.
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@bunnybon7 (40426)
• Holiday, Florida
7 May
i have heard of that. no idea why but my former client once had a Lexus that he was told the same and I had to take it out and drive around twice a week so the daughter could use it when she came to visit for a while.
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• United States
13 May
i just never heard of that, seems strange, i never had this problem before.
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@NJChicaa (56224)
• United States
6 May
That is very strange
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• United States
7 May
Very strange, I need this car to be working.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
6 May
Your battery can go down if the car sits too much, especially in the winter. Other than that, I would wonder if a) the battery connections are loose. or b) is there something shorting out and draining the battery.
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• United States
6 May
The car is used at least once a day or more only sat on Saturday and Sunday because it would not start. I feel something is being missed.
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@JudyEv (159271)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
I guess that could be the reason for a flat battery. Do you use the car very often?
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• United States
19 May
usually every day, just sometimes, like today not going anyway raining heavy here, but will tomorrow, rest of week.
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@jstory07 (78604)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 May
Did you have the battery checked.
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• United States
13 May
Yes, it had been replaced last December.
@DianneN (118346)
• United States
16 May
Yes, cars that aren’t driven often have battery issues. Hope the car is working by now.