Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Battery dead in 2 days

asked by on

I didn't drive my car for only 2 days. I went outside to try and start it, and it wouldn’t start. I called the dealer and they said I should start it every day. What is wrong with my car? A battery should not go dead that fast.

Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2007 Lexus LS460. If the battery is draining that fast you either have a faulty battery or a possible parasitic draw draining the battery down. The battery should be charged and load tested to ensure it is not the issue, and a parasitic draw test should be performed to ensure there is nothing keeping the car from entering sleep mode when not in use. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who can diagnose your battery and figure out what fixes are appropriate.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Starter will not turn over, nor engage

Hi there, thank you for asking about your 2003 Infiniti FX45. The battery replacement has activated the "immobilizer" security feature. Consult your owners manual for instructions on how to disarm the system. Also, after replacing the battery, there is a...

Q: Door locks have to be unlocked manually, steering wheel screams

You have two different issues. The door lock actuators in the doors that have issues need to be replaced. The remotes may need to have the batteries replaced. The steering column actuator has a memory to the key or remote...

Q: ABS Brakes VSC

That is a code for the yaw rate sensor. It may be able to be cleared after a zero point calibration is carried out on the yaw rate sensor with a scan tool capable of resetting the yaw rate sensor....

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.