Originally Posted by mr_milo
So what is exactly "short"? My commute is about 20 min / 8 miles on city streets with maybe 1 mile of freeway. Is this considered a short trip?
This sounds like a perfect amount of time to run the car to where the battery is charged again. I don't consider this a "short" trip.
I think I killed my battery with the daily trips to Starbucks which is 2 miles away. I'm there, through the drive-thru, back within 10 minutes. I work from home so the car doesn't get much use until the weekends.