I am leaving the car parked in my garage for 3 months while I am away on a trip.
Should I keep the charger plugged in during the 3 months?
Any tips I should know before leaving it?
Keep it plugged in and set charge to 50-60% range. It will automatically recharge with every 3% drop in charge.
jdcollins hits the nail on the head - nothing special needs to be done, just leave it plugged in with the charge level set to something reasonable (I'd give it 50-80%, but that's just me).
- If temperatures drop below freezing, the car will automatically keep the battery warm.
- If temperatures climb, the car will automatically cool the battery
- If you are parking in the sun in Phoenix, cabin overheat protection will automatically cool the passenger cabin to reduce aging of the materials inside.
- As long as the car is plugged in, it'll have the battery power necessary to perform all those functions.
Otherwise, parking it is similar to any other car - park it where vandals can't get to it, where birds can't crap on it, and make sure the air pressure in the tires is up to spec.
Thank you guys very much!
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