Why Did My Battery Die?
Dead Batteries can happen to anyone. In fact, they've probably happened to everyone at some point.
Car batteries will "die" when they have been drained below the amount of power necessary to start a vehicle with out having new power supplied. Often this happens when an owner leaves headlights or interior lights on for an extended period of time.
Additionally, the charging process will slowly become less efficient throughout the life of the battery, and with each subsequent charge the battery will be just slightly diminished. You won't notice the decrease immediately, but car batteries are typically not rated to last longer than 4-5 years.
My Battery is DEAD...now what?
Often, a dead battery is only mostly dead, which means it's still partially alive. Like Frankenstein's monster, it just needs some juice to get going.
One of the simplest fixes for a dead battery is keeping a solid pair of jumper cables like these in your trunk.
For thorough instructions on how to use jumper cables, please check out this article or take a look at the video on this page.
Tools To Keep In Your Car In Case of Dead Battery:
What If I Don't Have Jumper Cables?
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