How long do you have to drive around after jumpstarting a vehicle?

How long exactly should you drive around before the batter is recharged? I know that you can't just get it running and park it again.

Answer provided by
Sophie Newman
Answered on Jul 22, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.
“After you jumpstart a car, ideally you should drive your vehicle around for at least 15 minutes to recharge the battery and ensure that your car will start again.
Ideally, driving for 30 or even 45 minutes will be safer, especially if you have an older battery. If your car won’t start again after this amount of time, you may need to replace the battery.”

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