Our research estimates that around 1 in 3 vehicles are driving around with an undercharged battery. Couple this with the fact that battery performance can reduce by 35% when temperatures hit freezing and fall by as much as 50% if temperatures go even colder and it becomes more important than ever during the winter months to regularly charge your vehicle battery.
Across the globe, battery failure has been identified as the single biggest cause of breakdowns during the winter months. At freezing temperatures an engine’s starting power requirement can increase by as much as 250 per cent when compared to that of a summer’s day. Furthermore with additional drains on the battery e.g. heated screens and seats, headlights and an increase in short journeys during the winter, it is being placed under a huge amount of strain – no wonder so many fail as soon as we experience a drop in temperature!
To protect against a flat battery when the first winter cold spell strikes, we recommend an overnight charge to bring the battery up to maximum capacity and regular charging through the winter.
CTEK has a new generation of car battery chargers to deliver a safe, simple, intelligent approach to comprehensive battery maintenance that is fast, effective and easy to use.
Our chargers offer a unique approach to battery care, that is simple to use and will ensure that any lead-acid battery is optimally conditioned and charged. Furthermore, there is no need to disconnect the battery before use as it regulates mains voltage to protect any sensitive electrical equipment
Including a battery charge just before that first cold spell, and continuing this as part of routine maintenance on your vehicle throughout the winter, will prevent unnecessary flat batteries whilst also improving the efficiency of your vehicle.