If I am going away for 10 days to I need to put a trickle charger on my 528 ?

Asked by Jul 25, 2014 at 06:25 PM about the 2012 BMW 5 Series

Question type: General

4 Answers

124,115

You can but honestly I don't think you need to unless you have already been having battery issues.

2 people found this helpful.
124,115

Oh make sure any aftermarket items are turned off or unplugged. Phone chargers, gps, ect.

1 people found this helpful.

I agree. Not for 10 days. One time when I flew to see my son I left my car in long term parking for 15 days and it fired right up. This was not my truck, a Toyota I had at the time. But correct me if I am wrong here..the battery is in the trunk on that car? If you do decide to put the trickle on pull light bulb out and do NOT disconnect battery.....that applies whether you put the trickle on or not

1 people found this helpful.
975

All good advice. If your car has parasitic drain, you should put on the trickle charger. BMW's have a lot of sensors and if the car doesn't go to sleep properly or something is still drawing power, you might not be able to start it when you get back. It also depends on the weather. If it's really cold out while you are away, your battery could freeze and a trickle charger will help prevent that.

Your Answer:

5 Series

Looking for a Used 5 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 17,012 nationwide 5 Series listings starting at $1,653.

ZIP:

BMW 5 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,510
  • #2
    Michael Branan
    Reputation
    850
  • #3
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,053 Great Deals out of 30,235 listings starting at $900
Used BMW 7 Series
114 Great Deals out of 4,669 listings starting at $1,599
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
400 Great Deals out of 19,708 listings starting at $800
Used BMW 6 Series
86 Great Deals out of 2,602 listings starting at $6,987
Used BMW X5
373 Great Deals out of 18,685 listings starting at $1,895
Used BMW M5
4 Great Deals out of 633 listings starting at $13,324
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
656 Great Deals out of 25,779 listings starting at $1,100
Used Audi A6
104 Great Deals out of 5,228 listings starting at $1,997
Used BMW M3
13 Great Deals out of 1,492 listings starting at $6,500
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
163 Great Deals out of 6,741 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
190 Great Deals out of 9,592 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
713 Great Deals out of 103,652 listings starting at $999
Used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
70 Great Deals out of 1,960 listings starting at $5,495
Used BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
24 Great Deals out of 382 listings starting at $8,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW 5 Series For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 6,337 listings starting at $42,668
2017 BMW 5 Series For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 290 listings starting at $33,000
2016 BMW 5 Series For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 465 listings starting at $20,991
2015 BMW 5 Series For Sale
131 Great Deals out of 3,104 listings starting at $15,995
2014 BMW 5 Series For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 833 listings starting at $14,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.