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Batteries and Quarantine

Given that we are unlikely to be able to drive anywhere for a while ( or in our house there’s two cars but OH is a key worker so still at work so her car is in use ), what effect does having them idle on the drive do to the battery health ?

Do we need to do anything to stop it going flat ?
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Without disconnecting my battery - he very bad experiences of his & being unable to get back into the boot to reconnect
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Just make sure you go out every few days and drive it for a few minutes. At the very least you can open your garage and run it without moving it.
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Or get a trickle charger. I have one that I use for when I travel for business. Sometimes I'm gone 7 or 8 weeks, so I plug the car in. It's easy, and keeps the battery optimized as well. Trickle chargers are cheap - like $50-$60.
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If you are at home and car(s) in your garage, it's no brainer to get a trickle charger. I have it back Stateside.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000F..._t2_B000FQBWCY

CTEK is a good brand (what bmw use based on past search in other bmw models). Simply make sure the battery charger or tender can give a charge to AGM batteries (which is the battery equipped in our X3 G01s)
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just leave it connected. it'll be fine for a month, but if you are really worried, every 2weeks, take a trip for essential shopping!
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