My car has been sitting and the battery is dead. Now what?

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Staying quarantined due to the coronavirus pandemic is one thing.

But there might be a scenario that makes it worse.

What if you need to drive to the grocery store or another essential business? And what if your car won’t start because of a dead battery?

It isn’t a far-fetched possibility, since high-tech vehicles that have computers on monitoring systems need recharging -- and if left alone, the battery of such a vehicle could die in about two weeks.

So, if you end up in this situation, what are some solutions? How will you get your battery going and car up and running again?

An obvious answer might be to call a repair shop to either have someone come and change the battery quickly or tow it to a shop, but many of those places might not be open at the moment due to the pandemic.

If repair shops aren’t an option, here are some others:

Revive the battery with jumper cables.


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