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How many times does one need to use/start his (Santro) Car to keep its battery healthy? I have bought a new Santro in Oct'08 bu run only 740Km till date,normally i drive once in a week.Recently i am facing starting problem,after 4-5 attempt the car starts when i go for drive after5-6days. Once it runs for sometime it becomes normal.

By Rajarshi on Jun 24, 2009

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  • Expert Hi,
    To keep the battery charge in good condition, It will be good enough the engine and keep in idling for about 15 Minutes atleast two days once.Also give it to service once in six months even if mileage is not covered.
    Answer by Shiva Shankar on Jun 24, 2009

  • If your car is a petrol Car (not CNG / LPG) start it once a week and drive it at least 3 kms.

    if you can idle it twice a week, battery and engine life will be good.
    Answer by Bharath on Jun 24, 2009

  • Dear MR. shiva shankar,

    we should take our car like we take care of our body, if you sleep for 5-6 days ,what will happen? i advice you start your car every morning for 5 minutes only, this will not only keep your car battery fit , its good for your engin.
    Answer by Vikas Girdhar on Jun 24, 2009

  • Hi there,

    I can share my experience. I run the car once a week and I do not have any starting problem. For sure you don't need to start it every day or onc ein two days. Once a week is enough and probably essential as well. Refering to your problem, it could be the battery problem. Sometimes it goes off very early. I purchased my car ib feb 2005 and first battery replacement was done in 2009 feb. My other friends have got theri batteries changed within two years. So get the battery checked.
    Answer by Rajiv on Jun 24, 2009

  • Hi,

    I would suggest you to start the car daily as it not only helps battery to retain its potency but also the engine. If you don't start the vehicle frequently, the engine oil gets accumulated in the oil sump and hence every time you start the engine, the wear and tear is more for want of sufficient lubrication. Enjoy trouble free driving!
    Answer by Suresh on Jun 24, 2009

  • Hi !

    A tried and tested method for week end users is to disconnect the battery terminals and just leave it alone until the next use.Your battery stays the way it was and your weekend use keeps it fully charged.
    Answer by AJIT ALVA on Jun 24, 2009

  • as per my own experience,i remains in tour and used to start my car many times even after a fortnight,this is my 4th santro FEB2007 and till date ihve no problem.I suggest you to start alternative day(to try)Most important what I am feeling you hd nt availed 3 initial services and only due to that u r facing this.However first decide to get serviced your car from Hyundai Garage at regular intervals as per service manual. I think problem will be solved, otherwise consult for battery specifically.cHECK EARTHING/LEAKAGE ETC.PL. SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE BACK
    Answer by Ravindranath Pareek on Jun 24, 2009

  • Hi Rajarshi,
    I would like to share my experience, I have purchased a
    Zen by Jan-2004. First year I drive lavishly, then I
    controlled the running. But every week we used to start
    and keep idling half an hour atleast. Also, every 3 months
    we used to check battery water if it is low will fill up
    to the level. You are aware that at winter time is more
    energy draining compare to summer time (even if you are
    not using the car). If you fitted security system the battery drains more. In this way the first Exide battery
    last upto end of 2008. Then the first cell of the battery
    shows some problem (not giving proper current). When I put on headlight at night the car got shut off. Now I changed
    Exide Maxima (Paste Battery) but little costly. It is very good no water filling, no maintenance. Thanks exide...


    Answer by Anns John on Jun 25, 2009

  • sir,
    MY SANTRO MODEL 2005, FOURS YEARS BACK I GOT THE PROBLEM IN STARTING, IT USED TO START IN THE MORNING THEN AFTER AN IDLE FOR 5-6 HOURS IT TOOK TWO OR THREE SHELF. THEN I CHANGED ITS BATTERY FOURS BACK. NOE AGAIN I FOUND THE SAME PROBLEMAND I CHANGED MY EXIDE BATTERY WITH RED EXIDE BATTERY FMI8-MI25R BUT STILL FACING THE SAME PROBLEM.
    Answer by RAJESH PAL on Jun 1, 2016

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