Does Charging My Phone Reduce My Car’s Battery Life?

I know lots of people have had this thought cross their mind. “If I leave my phone in the mobile charger, will it make my car battery die more quickly?”

It is certainly understandable that you could think this. After all, you are having a continuous power draw on your car’s electrical system from something that is definitely not standard equipment (for now!). The answer to the question is that, no, having your phone connected to a mobile phone charger is going to have zero effect on the life of your car’s battery. Car batteries tend to last around five years on average. Some may last a little longer, some not quite that long. Regardless, even leaving your mobile charger plugged in all the time won’t make a difference. A mobile charger left plugged in 24/7 uses as much power in a day as turning on your flashers for ten seconds!

So, folks, go ahead and charge that phone while cranking the streaming tunes! If you haven’t had your battery checked for winter, come in and let us inspect it. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy‚Äôs Service Center for all your auto repair needs!