Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: car battery has to be jumped off every few days

asked by on

I have a 2008 cadillac dts every few dies i have to have the car jumped off to get it to start do you know what can cause that

My car has 244743 miles.

Hi there. In most instances, a battery that always drains is caused by an alternator that is broken, or another charging system component that has been damaged. It is best to have a professional mechanic [complete a battery won’t hold a charge inspection](https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/battery-will-not-hold-a-charge-inspection in order to pinpoint the source of your problems.

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: I hav e a 87 Cadillac brougham

The stalling you are describing probably stems from a fuel and/or ignition system fault although air induction could be an issue including the possibility of a large vacuum leak from, for example, a leaking brake booster. To see if it's...

Q: A new battery will not hold charge overnight. alternator is not the problem / 2 mechanics checked.

Hello. If the battery continues to drain overnight despite recent replacement, then there might be some sort of electrical short or malfunction somewhere on the vehicle that is draining the battery. A good battery should hold a charge overnight without...

Q: Mounts

The top motor mount is usually only used to prevent the motor from twisting under load. The side and lower mounts carry the weight of the engine. That said, I always use a floor jack and a piece of wood...

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 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...
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...