Undertaking a Battery Check
Due to the complex technologies built into modern vehicles, the demand placed on a battery is greater than ever. Undertaking a simple battery check from time to time provides you with the knowledge to take appropriate action, which can ultimately save you from that inconvenient breakdown or the cost of a new battery.
You can find out a battery’s state of charge by checking the voltage, but that doesn’t tell you if your battery is healthy. All batteries need charging from time to time and not caring for them, as you would other parts of cars, can easily lead to them becoming damaged and their lives will be considerably shortened. However, overcharging can also cause considerable damage so undertaking battery check first is always advised.
The CTEK 12V Battery Analyzer will be available at the beginning of 2013, which has been designed so you can quickly and easily carry out a battery check. It tests a battery in seconds and tells you whether a battery is in good condition, requires charging, can correctly hold a charge or if it should be replaced. Like all CTEK products it produces no heat or sparks and specialist knowledge isn’t required; it is compatible with any 12V lead-acid battery ranging in size from 200A to 1,200A, so just connect and follow the on screen instructions.
If you can’t wait until next year, you can now purchase the CTEK MXS 5.0 TEST & CHARGE. It combines the award-winning features of the CTEK MXS 5.0 charger with an alternator and battery check function. After you’ve determined the health of the vehicle charging system and battery, the appropriate charging, reconditioning and maintenance stages can be delivered to ensure your battery has maximum performance power.
To avoid premature battery failure, add battery check to your list of regular vehicle maintenance inspections and keep it at its optimum charge.