Hi to all you knowledgeable folks. I’m a writer and working on book two of my zombie apocalypse series.
I know that the longer a car sits, the less likely it will be to start, due to the battery draining. I’ve also read that it very likely would be impossible to jump start a dead battery after a certain amount of time.
I’d love to pick (not eat!) your expert brains about the length of time you feel it would take for a battery to drain completely. Would some vehicles start on their own (or take a charge) after, say, five months? Would an older car/truck with less electrical systems to maintain (like radio, clock, etc.) be more likely to start without a jump?
Any other information you feel would be pertinent would also be appreciated. I know it’s an odd question, but I need some good advice–I hate to get my facts wrong. Thank you!