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Q: Car won't stay charged

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My car doesn't stay charged.

A: Typically, when a battery has failed intern...

Typically, when a battery has failed internally, it stops holding a charge for as long as it used to. You will want to run an inspection on your battery, alternator and starter, and check to make sure that there are no loads draining the battery. I suggest having a certified mobile mechanic run a battery diagnostic at your home or place of business.

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