A battery that drains quickly can really put you in a pickle! Other than human error (like leaving an overhead light on), there are 4 main reasons that your battery could be draining quickly.
The first thing to consider is the age of the battery. Your vehicle’s battery should be replaced about every 4-5 years.
The next thing to consider is the alternator. The purpose of the alternator is to keep the battery charged. Obviously if this is bad your battery will drain quickly.
A third reason for your battery to be draining quickly could be a poor or intermittent ground connection (see picture below). This can cause charging problems including not charging at all.
If you continue to have a battery issue there is most likely something within the vehicle that is continuing to run after the key is turned off. A trip to see a service repair professional to pinpoint and resolve the issue is needed.
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