Undertaking a battery check

Because of the complex technologies built into modern vehicles, the demand placed on a battery is greater than ever. Performing a simple battery check from time to time tells you what action you need to take and can save you from an inconvenient breakdown or the cost of a new battery.

You can find out the state of a battery’s 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 they should be cared for like any other part of a car, to stop them becoming damaged and shortening their lives. In the same way, overcharging can also cause considerable damage so always perform a battery check first .

The CTEK 12V BATTERY ANALYZER is designed carry out a battery check quickly and easily. It tests a battery in seconds and tells you whether it’s in good condition, if it needs charging, if it can hold a charge, or if it should be replaced.

Like all CTEK products, the BATTERY ANALYZER produces no heat or sparks and you don’t need specialist knowledge to use it. It’s compatible with any 12V lead-acid battery from 200A to 1,200A, so you just connect it and follow the onscreen instructions.

The CTEK MXS 5.0 TEST & CHARGE combines the award winning features of the CTEK MXS 5.0 charger with an alternator and a battery check function. After you’ve checked the health of the vehicle charging system and the battery, the TEST & CHARGE will apply the most appropriate charging, reconditioning and maintenance steps to give it maximum performance power.

Adding a battery check to your list of regular vehicle maintenance inspections will help prevent premature battery failure and keep your battery at its optimum charge.