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My battery drains two days if don't run. Why?

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Brandy Schaffels, Editor at, Inc. Today's modern cars have a lot of electronics online that the battery is powering when the vehicle is off (security alarm sensors, remote key detectors, radio and driver memory presets, and many other things). They place a constant drain on the battery when the vehicle is not running. If your battery is very old or weak, it may not be sufficiently able to hold enough of a charge to power all these behind-the-scenes electronics. It may be time to replace your battery. If you replace the battery, and continue to have the problem, then you might have a short circuit somewhere in your electronics system that is causing an additional drain on the battery, or a faulty alternator that is not properly recharging your battery while the vehicle is running. For additional assistance, please find an AskPatty Certified Repair Shop at and they can help you diagnose and repair the problem.

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