Baltimore, MD - Apr. 11, 2019 - If you are a music lover and opting for a DIY car cleaning job for Pesach, this year, let the car vacuumer beware! Chaveirim of Baltimore’s President David Bagan, warns, “As we are getting closer to Pesach, Chaverim gets busier because people love listening to music while they vacuum their cars with the engine off. Please keep your engine on and make sure you have enough gas.”

This concern is corroborated in Popular Mechanics (“The Most Important Facts (And Myths) About Your Car Battery,” May 17, 2017). “The lifespan of a car battery is about six years, however that all depends upon on how you treat it,” notes Alex Leanse. “Multiple discharge/recharge cycles shorten any battery's life and using electronics in the car while the engine is off is the quickest route to a dead battery. Of course, a battery can maintain a charge while the engine is on, but once it's off electronics draw directly from the battery.”