Didn’t I just buy a battery four months ago? And wasn’t I stranded out of town when the battery decided to die? I understand that you don’t buy a new car because the battery was dead and the battery in my car was old and we should have changed it before it died and left me needing help but we weren’t paying attention.
This morning we were going to meet friends for lunch. I said “Let’s take the Highlander because it hasn’t been driven in over a month.” Vince grabbed the keys and when he opened the car door, he pushed the button to slide the seat back. Nothing! He said “This isn’t good!”
Nope . . battery is dead. Before the Auto Zone people installed the new battery in August, they checked the alternator and it was fine. I thought I was being super careful about unplugging the ipods and GPS but . . I wasn’t. The GPS was left plugged in and it’s been over a month since we used the car so the battery just got drained. I googled it and yes, that’s probably what happened.
We took the Honda to eat and then Vince put the charger on the car and within a few minutes, the battery was charged.
Just to be sure the battery isn’t defective and, it was the GPS, we’ll take it to Auto Zone on Monday and get it checked.
I’m so glad we decided to drive it and I didn’t go out there at 5 a.m. on the day I was leaving and find I have a dead battery.
I’m trying to figure out why the GPS was plugged in. I know I unplugged it when I got home from MO in October and I don’t think we’ve been anywhere that we would have needed it since then but .. it was plugged in so it’s probably the culprit.
Poor car! We really do need to use it more.