Main Menu

Are Trickle Chargers Bad for Your Battery?

Electrical and Electronic

Vehicle Information: Model: 993; Year: 1995; Body Type: Cabriolet; Total Mileage: 66,000;

My mechanic said that he doesn't recommend using a trickle charger when I won't be driving the car for a while. He said it keeps the battery "topped off" when actually batteries need to run down. He said it will shorten the life of the battery. He suggested disconnecting the ground when it will be sitting. Others I've spoken to think trickle chargers are the best thing since sliced bread. Your opinion?

You must log in to view answers associated with technical questions. Join PCA to participate in our community.
No votes yet