With rising new and used car prices and a shortage of cars at dealerships, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has recently reported that EU cars are now on average 11.8 years old, whilst research firm S&P Global Mobility recently reported that the average age of vehicles on U.S. roadways hit a record high of 12.2 years in 2021, increasing for the fifth straight year in a row. Interestingly, with drivers keeping their vehicles longer, our research found that drivers’ maintenance habits aren’t always on par to upkeep their vehicle’s headlights, tire pressure and brake checks — especially the often-overlooked car battery.
Over time, vehicle usage can affect battery degradation until they can no longer provide enough power to start an engine. However, on average, this could take three to five years. For cars driven mostly on short trips, these batteries may not fully recharge and could even naturally self-discharge in vehicles parked for extended periods at an airport lot. If heat, high loads placed on the vehicle, and improper charging come into play, these variables can also contribute to battery life and performance.
Through work with professional workshops all over the world, we predict that as many as 50 percent of vehicles on the road today has a battery that requires attention - because it is either below 12.4 volts and in need of a charge or needs replacing altogether. This means that half of the driving population is at risk of battery failure which could happen at the most inconvenient time! Especially with people holding on to their vehicles longer, the greater the risk of battery failure.
It’s really important to remember that your car battery is not just there to start the vehicle. It supports your car to run the many on-board computers powering lights, air conditioning, safety features, infotainment, seat adjustments and more. By regularly charging your vehicle battery once a month, our tests have identified that a battery maintenance charger like the CTEK CS ONE will keep the car battery fully charged, significantly extending its service life by as much as three times longer.
If you’re looking for the best of the best, then CS ONE is the charger for you! Super sleek. Super smart. Super safe. The award-winning CS ONE is the only battery charger in the world driven by revolutionary APTO™ (Adaptive Charging) technology.
With CTEK CS ONE by your side, you can be assured of the most intuitive, advanced technology available on the market today. CS ONE has powerful simplicity at its heart, giving your car battery exactly the type of charge it needs - quickly, simply, safely – you don’t need to worry about battery type, size of health because the CS ONE works this out for you, delivering the most appropriate charge to maximise battery life and performance. Polarity Free Clamps also mean you just put one clamp on each charging point and the CS ONE will automatically work out which is the positive and which is the negative terminal.
You can also unlock additional features such as ‘RECOND’, ‘WAKE UP’ and ‘SUPPLY’ through the dedicated CTEK App. The CS ONE It comes with a five-year warranty.