erco wrote:From what I gather, it's only good for keeping your 12V battery topped up, but not charging from a discharged state. Mainly useful if your car sits unused for long periods in the sun. Normal use & driving keeps the 12V battery topped up otherwise.
The service writer at the dealer warned me that it's a $500 battery. If so, it's the only battery more expensive than the little one in my Cessna 152. But a quick search at Walmart lists a 60-month MAXX-51R at $107 for my 2014: https://www.walmart.com/ip/EverStart-Ma ... R/28275660
LeftieBiker wrote:I'd prefer to have the panel rather than not. Parked in full sun for 5 or more hours a day it might keep the 12 volt battery from getting too low to start the car. It would at least reduce the necessary frequency for topping it off.