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Dead Battery? We Feel Your Pain

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Have you tried starting your car recently only to find the battery's dead? Even though you can clearly see you didn't leave any lights on?

You wouldn't be alone: AAA reports a 6.2% increase in calls for a dead battery throughout Southern California since March, when the first stay-at-home orders were issued. That's the equivalent of 75,000 more calls for dead batteries this year than last, according to Doug Shupe of AAA.

We have some tips to make sure you don't make the same mistake that many of us
(me included) have made.


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