Do driving behavior devices drain your battery?

Will my driving device drain my car's battery? My insurance says I need to keep the device plugged in at all times. My car is older, so I don't want to risk it not starting.

Answer provided by
Emily Maracle
Answered on Jul 08, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
“Since plug-in devices are made to be used in your vehicle for an extended period of time, they should not affect your car’s battery.
Before allowing drivers to use the device, car insurance companies extensively test them to make sure they are safe.
If you still don’t want to risk it, you can check with your carrier to see if they offer a mobile app. Most major carriers have a mobile app that you can download that will track the same things for discounts that the plugin device does.
You would only need to use the app while driving, so it shouldn’t impact your phone’s battery either.”

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