My 2013 Honda Civic will intermittently drain the battery after a short trip and fail to start?

Asked by Apr 13, 2017 at 07:32 AM about the 2013 Honda Civic DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recently, my 2013 Civic will have a dead battery after a long trip, sitting for an
hour or more, then a short trip - then it's completely dead.  It seems something
is draining the battery when its parked and then I don't drive it long enough to
charge the battery. ??

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Take it up to any auto parts shop and have the battery and alternator tested (it's free). If those check out you may need to test for a parasitic drain (see attached links): http://www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Parasitic-Battery-Drain , http://www.aa1car.com/library/battery_runs_down.htm

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Thank you. I took it to my mechanic yesterday and that's what he's looking for. I don't have the experience or ability to do this but I think you are right on! Thanks.

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