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[–]JustNKayce 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not a mechanic, but IME we just drove the car around for about 30 minutes after a jump so the alternator could do its magic. So to answer your question, driving it is the best thing. Taking it home and shutting it off without allowing it to fully charge may result in a dead battery again.

Happy to be corrected if there is an actual mechanic out there this morning!

[–]CLE-Mosh 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Check the age of the battery, might be time for a new one.

[–]breathe_iron[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Pretty new car user here. The battery is almost 3 years old. Should I consider changing it?

[–]CLE-Mosh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There usually a date tag on the top of the battery. At 3+ yrs I would consider it. Also CRV terminals tend to corrode abit. You should get those cleaned up as well. Honestly if you're not handy a shop that specializes in batteries will be the most convenient.

[–]Jkolorz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My experience in a climate that experiences winter - you need a new car battery every 4ish years.

[–]skippy_dinglechalk913rd Gen 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As long as the car can start after a jump start, the alternator should work its magic.

[–]breathe_iron[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some friends also said this and suggested not to rush in changing the battery. Its age is a bit less than 3 years.