Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Battery dies while driving.

asked by on

Battery dies won't start without a jump. Relay switch is bad causing blinker to blink faster. Is the relay my problem

The battery is going dead most likely due to the charging system is malfunctioning. You will need a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and test to see if the alternator needs replaced. The turn signals may flash too fast if vehicle has bulbs out. Put turn signal on and check all the bulbs to see if one or more do not work. Replace any burned out bulbs.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Battery dies while driving.

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: Car overheating.

Hello. There are many causes for a vehicle overheating. The cooling fans in the front of the vehicle move air through the radiator to cool off hot coolant being circulated out of the engine. If the fans work, it is...

Q: Can I use my jump starter to CHARGE a drained battery at home?

No. Here is a scenario. You have a good, but stone dead battery. You can attach a proper 10 amp charger to it and it won't even start to take a charge for about 30 minutes to an hour. Once...

Q: Both front turn signals went out within a day of each other. One is the original bulb for my 2013 Sequoia, the other is a replace

Hello, thank you for writing in. Two bulbs going out at in a short period of time is not unheard of. That is not to say that you do not have an electrical issue. It would not likely be a...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...