Does listening to loud music damage or weaken my battery?


Asked by Nov 21, 2014 at 09:03 PM about the 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have asked this Q before but wasn't
explan right but does listening to
loud music hurt damage or shorten
my battery life? I like to listen to
music while waiting in the car
sometimes to maybe 20 to 35 min or
more, usually pretty bassy music and
it's a bose premium audio system
not a after market. Answer with
details thanks guys

4 Answers

Lorne Potter

Yes if the car is not running your battery will drain but the life if your battery should be pretty much the same the alternator recharge your battery you drive.

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Lorne Potter

As you drive.


The battery's job is to supply power to the car when the engine is off. The alternator's job is to recharge the battery and to supply power when the engine is ON. Depending on how much your battery is drained while listening, an additional strain is put on the alternator to recharge your battery. It might help lengthen the life of the batt. and alt. to get a battery charger and hook it up occasionally, to make sure your batt. remains fully charged.


Well you cant hurt a battery, it isnt a living organism. While driving, your alternator is supplying thr energy required by all the electronics and accesories. If you use the radio with the engine off, the safety will turn your radio off before a dead battery prevails. If not, your battery will go dead in about 2-3 hours

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