I don’t use my car (Toyota Camry 1999) for the foreseeable future but I want to keep it anyway in case I will use it later.
It was in the backyard for 1 year but now I have to park in the street. Each time I need to turn it on, I need to use my portable charger, meaning
- Opening the hood,
- Let it run a little bit,
- Removing the cables (or should I do 4 then 3?)
then drive a few feet (because all I do is switching the car for street cleaning) On Tuesday afternoon I switch to the other side which had cleaning the day before (Monday) then after 3 pm on Tuesday I can drive it back.
This is a real hassle because as I said I need to open hood, charge etc. Twice a week!
So my question is: If I somehow deep charge my battery* and use it only to switch side of the street, how long will the battery last? I wouldn’t mind so much switching side (although it is a hassle) if I can just turn the key and go).
Also, if I let the car run for ½ hour or 1 hour without driving would that recharge my car?
I was thinking let it run, close the door and go home and come back after an hour or so).