Battery Maintenance Essential if Motorists are Going to Keep Cars for Longer, says CTEK
Posted: Thursday 13 October, 2011
According to new research from automotive market consultancy, GfK Automotive, as many as one in three motorists are hoping to keep their cars going for longer as they struggle against inflation and rising petrol prices. However, to achieve this successfully, effective battery maintenance is essential, says CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries.
Over 4,000 motorists were questioned for the study, which revealed the lengths that motorists are going to, to reduce outgoing motoring costs. Over half have cut overall car use, with one in 10 increasing car sharing schemes with friends and work colleagues, while a quarter have moved insurance providers in a bid to reduce premiums. Additionally, 17 per cent now service their cars at local independents, rather than franchise dealers.
However, it was also revealed that one in 20 drivers had in fact gone to the extent of cancelling, or not renewing, breakdown recovery services. As a result, motorists need to be particularly thorough when performing vehicle maintenance tasks to avoid the frustration, and possible expense, of breaking down.
One vehicle component which is essential to maintain, but which is often overlooked, is the battery. The battery is a very sensitive component and its affectability can be reduced by many elements. If the weather is too hot or too cold, if it's not used enough or not used for long enough, the battery can suffer from a depleted charge or, the additional strain placed upon it can significantly reduce its life span.
A CTEK smart battery charger can however dramatically increase the condition and life span of a battery. Using unique and patented technology, all CTEK chargers go through multiple stages to not only charge the battery but also remove all built-up sulphur from the internal plates to ensure that the battery can work to its optimum efficiency.
Mikael Moberg, Sales Director Europe at CTEK, commented: "A smart battery charger is an essential piece of kit when it comes to car maintenance. Battery failure has long been the primary cause for breakdowns and as motorists strive to keep their cars for longer, and some cancelling roadside assistance, battery protection has never been so important in the battle against rising costs."
All CTEK smart chargers are spark proof, reverse polarity protected and can be left attached to a battery indefinitely without risk of over or under charging the unit.
For more information please visit www.ctek.com.