Will driving my car fully recharge my battery?

Some factors affecting a car charging system's ability to charge are; how much current from the alternator is diverted to the battery to charge it; how long the current is available and at what temperature the charging activity is taking place. Generally, idling the engine or on short “stop-and-go trips” during bad or hot weather or at night will not recharge a battery. A long daytime trip in warm weather should recharge a battery.