Now, more than ever, car owners want to experience the freedom that driving can bring us. And what better way to celebrate this feeling than to honour the humble car battery: the heart of every car, without which we will never be able to enjoy driving as we do.
This October 5, 2021, Charge Your Car Day, is a day to celebrate the car battery. To take the time to remember the importance of battery charging and reflect on all the things we can do to support the well-being of the humble-yet-hardworking car battery. That can extend battery life by up to three times, supporting a drive to greener mobility through waste reduction whilst also saving car owners time and money.
On Charge Your Day, we will be turning the spotlight on the fundamentals of battery charging. We are using the day as a kickstart for drivers to learn and adopt simple routines to manage your car batteries so that your car is always READY TO GO, whenever you are.
Regular charging and maintenance of a battery not only extends battery life, it also provides invaluable peace of mind, and helps drivers to save money in the long run. It is also important to remember that when a battery fails, the effect is that it could even damage or compromise the vehicle’s electronics, potentially creating additional spend.
When it comes to the car battery, drivers really cannot afford to have an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude. Ultimately, it all comes down to routines and CTEK has 5 top tips to share this Charge Your Car Day:
Reliable battery charger
The number one cause for breakdowns around the world is often battery failure. Cars being increasingly equipped with a growing amount of sensitive electronic equipment means that the demands on the battery are going to increase. Using a charger to maintain its performance and life can help save time, costs, and the environment.
Sound charging routine
Studies show that charging at least once a month helps get the best out of a car battery and prolongs its life. It’s as simple as to connect the battery up and let the charger do its work quickly, safely, and efficiently, while the car is parked in the garage.
When it comes to electric cars though, the rule is ABC, or in other words, Always Be Charging.
Simple, regular care
It’s just as vital to maintain the health of a battery on a regular basis as it is to charge it in the first place. Invest in a charger with built-in functionality for both maintenance and troubleshooting and have the peace of mind that comes with a battery that is always working to its optimum capacity.
Be mindful of the weather
It’s important to be aware of the effect of extreme weather conditions on car batteries. A battery can lose as much as 35% in performance when temperatures hit freezing, and up to 50% as temperatures sink even lower. Conversely, heat can destroy a battery by evaporating its fluids. Drivers should look out for any signs of change – like the way the car starts, or the operation of the electrical system in general. These changes are sound indications of either a weak battery or problems in the electrical system.
Jumper leads, push-starting a manual car or going for a drive are all common but not necessarily right ways to recharge a flat car battery. In fact, all these methods not only won’t fully recharge a battery, but they could also create long-term damage. Try to be pro-active and regularly charge to protect against breakdowns but if you do get stuck with a flat battery, use an adaptive booster like the CTEK CS FREE – a much safer way to get your car going within 15 minutes.
So on 5 October, CTEK urges car owners all over the world to make this Charge Your Car Day to grab that charger to so they their car is always charged and READY TO GO!
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