Hello everyone. It turns out I don't drive my Civic enough.
This afternoon, when I was going to load stuff into my car for next morning, the key button didn't open the car doors. The battery was dead. Fortunately, a neighbor happened to pass by, and helped me get the car cable-started (followed by ear-piercing burglar alarm, since I had not opened the door locks with the code key).
For several weeks I have been a good sport and walked to work most days, only driving on fridays and sometimes in weekends. And this had gradually drained the battery. Gah! I thought this couldn't happen with modern cars, but apparently it does!
I suppose I need something to keep the battery charged even when I'm not driving. Any recommendations?
I keep my car in the house's garage, where every parking place has an electric outlet with a 2-hour timer (you can pre-heat your car for 2 hours before departure). Is a 2-hour time window enough for charging a car battery, or at least keep it alive?
Is there anything I should do to the battery now that it has died once, and has only been barely charged for now?