It's happened twice now. I trickle charge the battery over the winter month but twice now it has stranded me, both at gas stations after fill up. It starts fine in the garage but it fails the first time it gets a chance. I am at a point of wanting to carry a spare battery. I've been lucky so far to get stranded close to home. I can't imagine what I would do 300 miles away from where no one can find me. I remember the original battery lasted years without ever needing a charge over the winter months.