Had battery charged just morning and already dead tonight.

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Asked by Jun 07, 2019 at 01:24 AM about the 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible RWD

Question type: General

The battery was completely dead just morning. Got it charged. Went by Auto
Zone. Had it tested? No problem. Tonight It's dead again.

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generally speaking, batteries last about 4 years. All depends on how hard you use them how you use your car, etc. There is no information whatsoever if you bought the right battery for the car. This is THE biggest mistake most people do when buying batteries. Sure the clerk sounds smart, but really they just want to sale you a battery that makes sense even though it is or might not be the right battery. Putting water into a battery after checking the fluid is bad. Water will kill a battery, eats it up. use distilled water to fill up battery cells, if need. make sure you have the proper CCA for the car, I'd say about 650 CCA. in colder areas, use a a higher CCA battery. I like Deka or Interstate. Do some research, and get the right battery. make sure your alternator is doing it's job too. if you recharge a battery and the alternator wont do it's job, it's bad news. Check the alternator at the parts store too while you test the battery, it doesn't hurt. There are PLENTY of new parts all over cars at the junk yard. Junk yards even sell batteries, on occasion. do you homework first. good luck

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I fell asleep when I reached line six..... If the battery checked good, and you're not leaving something on, it's a parasitic drain; it works like leaving a switch on and drains the battery quickly. You can use a multi-meter to check circuits, one fuse at a time to find the system where the electrical short is. Then you have to find the short, and this can be difficult.

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