CoVID-19 Isolation? Start your Civic

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Many of us are in varying degrees of isolation due to the virus.

The Civic might not be the primary commuter even for the twice monthly visit to the grocery store.

The batteries in the Civic X have very little reserve.
If you don't occasionally start them and drive them enough to charge them, they will loose their charge,
This has happened to me in about 3 weeks, without driving the car.

Alternatively, you may need to put a battery tender plugged in to keep the battery charged.



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I am not a specialist but it seems to me inadmissible that a car does not leave after 3 weeks without driving.
In my opinion it would be a battery of too low power to save money or a defective battery as often read here.
Assuming that the car is stock, original.
 

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It's easy to run the battery down. I've been guilty of letting the car sit for a few weeks and drained the battery a few times.

I bought this and I can't recommend it enough (they sell hardwire kits, too) --

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W8KJH44/ref=twister_B086KZ9SYD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

You should still drive the car periodically, if you're able to. A battery tender isn't going to keep oil and fluids circulated, for example, which keeps rubber parts supple.
 

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The Civic has been sitting for a week and a half now unfortunately because of rarely leaving the house. And when I do, I usually take the SUV for grocery runs and such. Probably a good idea that I take it out for a drive today.
 
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I am not a specialist but it seems to me inadmissible that a car does not leave after 3 weeks without driving.
In my opinion it would be a battery of too low power to save money or a defective battery as often read here.
Assuming that the car is stock, original.
My Civic is full stock. The only upgrade is shoulder belt pads.
I've had it two different dealers and asked that the battery be tested because I needed to charge it to start. They ask if it was driven in last three weeks and I say no. So they say it is not being driven properly and do not check the battery. Both have said to put a battery tender on it.

I see you are in Canada.
I have heard that the batteries in the Canadian Civics might be stronger due to the harsh frigid winters.
 

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I have heard that the batteries in the Canadian Civics might be stronger due to the harsh frigid winters.
You could be right , I don't know.
If it is and I was you, I'll buy a powerful battery
 

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and run your AC to exercise the compressor (and lubricate the gaskets/seals).
 

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My Civic is full stock. The only upgrade is shoulder belt pads.
I've had it two different dealers and asked that the battery be tested because I needed to charge it to start. They ask if it was driven in last three weeks and I say no. So they say it is not being driven properly and do not check the battery. Both have said to put a battery tender on it.

I see you are in Canada.
I have heard that the batteries in the Canadian Civics might be stronger due to the harsh frigid winters.
Can you give the S/N or model number of your stock battery?

I'm in Canada as well (West Coast), but I store my 2018 Hatch in the garage (unheated, but closed) over the colder months (Oct ~ April).
The longest I've let the car sit is about ~3 months before firing it up to let is recharge, etc, no problems.
 

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I wish car come with a standalone battery booster. Push a button and it will jump start for you. Haha
 
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It's easy to run the battery down. I've been guilty of letting the car sit for a few weeks and drained the battery a few times.

I bought this and I can't recommend it enough (they sell hardwire kits, too) --

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W8KJH44/ref=twister_B086KZ9SYD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

You should still drive the car periodically, if you're able to. A battery tender isn't going to keep oil and fluids circulated, for example, which keeps rubber parts supple.
We have an Antigravity Batteries XP-1, have used it several times and worked great. They're pricey but it's so hard to trust Amazon reviews for this kind of stuff, since there's like a hundred Chinese-made models.
 

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Get a Battery Tender Jr for $25 on Amazon, if your car is garaged. Cheap insurance against a dead battery. People leave them hooked to cars and other vehicles all winter long without issue. I use mine to keep my motorcycle charged in the off season. Never had an issue. I can't speak for other brands, but authentic Battery Tenders are good to go.
 

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Many of us are in varying degrees of isolation due to the virus.

The Civic might not be the primary commuter even for the twice monthly visit to the grocery store.

The batteries in the Civic X have very little reserve.
If you don't occasionally start them and drive them enough to charge them, they will loose their charge,
This has happened to me in about 3 weeks, without driving the car.

Alternatively, you may need to put a battery tender plugged in to keep the battery charged.


i have a tender overnight
 

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My Civic is full stock. The only upgrade is shoulder belt pads.
I've had it two different dealers and asked that the battery be tested because I needed to charge it to start. They ask if it was driven in last three weeks and I say no. So they say it is not being driven properly and do not check the battery. Both have said to put a battery tender on it.

I see you are in Canada.
I have heard that the batteries in the Canadian Civics might be stronger due to the harsh frigid winters.

probably higher CCA
 

                           

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