Show your battery some love this Charge Your Car Day

On this Charge Your Car Day, why not show some love to your humble battery. Since the COVID-19 pandemic was first announced, roads around the world have experienced ever-changing traffic conditions, and fluctuating driving habits are bringing car battery health to the fore.

As many people around the world have been home-bound under COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, various cities have experienced surges in flat car battery cases. This is because car batteries become far more likely to fall flat the less frequently the car is driven or charged. 

Conversely, for those locations where self-isolation restrictions have been eased, and consumers are more regularly leaving home, many are choosing to travel in their private vehicles, as opposed to public transport, due to personal safety concerns. Those taking regular short road journeys, particularly in urban areas, are at heightened risk of experiencing a flat battery, because these trips can often involve frequent stopping and starting of the engine, putting immense pressure on the vehicle battery and requiring it to work harder. 

To help educate motorists on the important role the car battery plays and simple steps for ensuring it won’t let you down, CTEK is today celebrating ‘Charge Your Car Day’, a global celebration every 5 October of the humble-but-hardworking car battery. Whether your vehicle is fuel-powered, hybrid or electric, the battery is the beating heart of your car, and as such requires love to keep it working to the best of its ability.

The humble car battery has been working hard for us for the past 100 years. Back then, all a car battery had to do was start the car. Today, the battery not only gets a car moving, but also powers all of the technology within your vehicle – from keyless entry, alarms and immobilisers, onboard computers and the air conditioning. And that’s just fuel-powered vehicles! When it comes to electric vehicles, the car battery is critical for every facet of the vehicle functioning. 

It’s easy to forget how much hard work your car battery has to do, so ‘Charge Your Car Day’ is a terrific opportunity to remind us all that we’ve got to look after it. Making sure your battery is charged and giving it a bit of additional TLC can extend its life, saving motorists time and money.

A battery performs best when it’s in peak condition, and proper charging extends battery life significantly. Regular charging is a simple, quick process for car owners, and by reducing your possibility of breakdowns due to battery failure, you’re saving money.

For further information on ‘Charge Your Car Day’ and advice on how to look after your car battery, please visit