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Also did it start ok if its been a few months? In the past I can remember my old style mini only taking about 2 weeks before the battery was flat and the car wouldn't start but my current car I have had off the road for about 6 months sorn and started first time plus the car is over 7 years old and I've never replaced the battery. During this pandemic there has been a 2 month break at least with no problems.

BonzoBanana
17 days ago
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Lynibis
Lynibis17 days ago

A couple of weeks ago after about 10 weeks standing idle. It started fine but as I reversed off my drive I scraped the front passenger wing along the low wall I was parked next to!

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123417 days ago

Lynibis I hope you didn’t hurt yourself i hope you’re ok b careful next time take care .

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Lynibis
Lynibis17 days ago

Sanitation1234 no damage to me, only the car lol. But luckily not dented, just scraped so son is going to fix it for me.

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123417 days ago

Lynibis Thank God you’re ok lucky your son will fix your car for you.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen1517 days ago

I’m having this issue - with two of us having cars and both off work with nowhere to go, my car is just sat waiting to be needed again.. I just bought a new car but haven’t sold the old one yet so they are both sat being neglected and I’m worried it’s going to kill the battery of the new car 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Lynibis
Lynibis17 days ago

Do you go and start it up for a while every so often?

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen1517 days ago

Lynibis i find that’s what ruins the battery, if you’re going to start it, you need to take it for a long drive to give it a full charge...

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Lynibis
Lynibis17 days ago

sarahgreen15 I agree but I turn mine over and leave it on drive while I am weeding and cleaning windows.

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123417 days ago

My car parked in garage since April 🙏🏻

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neo1
neo117 days ago

No used mine since the last week in March, Its SORN now. I did check the battery but its flat. Was expecting it so prob. I have a mate that can help out when im ready to be released back into the community which to be honest im not that bothered about atm

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SonsOfPitches
SonsOfPitches17 days ago

This morning. Still drive it now and then to do shopping, go to cricket training and very rarely for work. Since lockdown I've hardly commuted anywhere so fuel costs are at all time low but I still use it often

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Golfforall
Golfforall16 days ago

5 minutes ago - just got back from work .

During the first month of the initial lockdown the roads were empty round here but as soon as the first easing came in all the cars magically seemed to reappear. I suppose with the "vaguer" rules folks thought they could get away with it

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig16 days ago

About 2 weeks ago when I went to collect the click and collect. Started first time no problem. Husbands car was last used on Saturday night for an unexpected trip to a&e.

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lornaae
lornaae12 days ago

I didn’t drive my car for about two months but started my car for 5 mins every week or two just to prevent any issues 🙂

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Dazzle
Dazzle12 days ago

Still got pretty much half a tank of diesel. Only short drive for weekly groceries. Each week the battery got flatter and flatter until an alert came up. Left it running for mins and seems ok again.

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