Using a trickle charger to keep your battery in good shape is a reliable method! But the amount of time you should hook your battery up to a trickle charger depends on which charger you buy.
Some trickle chargers are specifically designed for long-term charging. For example, some long-term trickle chargers include tubes that safely regulate and release excess gasses from the battery.
If you plan on trickle charging your car for the winter, make sure your charger is intended for long-term use
. Many older chargers may have faulty regulators
, which could destroy your battery
by overcharging it. Before you plug in your car for the winter, speak with a professional to make sure it’s ready to safely hibernate
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