2020 has been a year like no other year for so many reasons, and when it comes to our driving habits, it’s no exception. Many of us have spent less time in our daily drive and more time driving our second cars or riding our motorcycles. It’s a year when many of us have seen getting out on the open road, as essentially a form of escapism. We have fallen in love with our seasonal vehicle even more! Leaving many of us, as we put our seasonal vehicle into winter storage, saying “same time next year?”. 

But in order to make sure that you can jump in (or on!) the seat of our seasonal vehicle, when the warmer weather returns, you need to make sure the battery is charged and ready to go. 

Batteries which are standing for an extended period will inevitably slowly discharge over time, which is something commonly experienced during winter storage. The sophisticated electronics, trackers, alarms etc. place a huge strain on the vehicle battery. We’ve all been there, that disappointing moment when you get that dreaded click of the key and your beloved vehicle doesn’t start after months of waiting in anticipation for spring to arrive.  

Here at CTEK we want as many people as possible to avoid a flat battery this winter and, more importantly, a whole lot of hassle trying to get your vehicle started again in the spring. So when you are putting your vehicle into storage, hook your battery up to a smart battery charger and maintainer. A CTEK battery charger will give you the power you need to keep your battery fully charged, maintained and operating in peak condition so your seasonal vehicle is ready to hit the road whenever you are. Dedicated reconditioning and maintenance stages make them ideal for hassle free, long-term maintenance charging. 

Battery charging in storage can extend battery life by up to three times, so it will save you money in the long run too! 

So as you reflect on your fantastic season with your classic car, motorcycle or that extra special Porsche, don’t forget the battery! Because when warmer weather returns, you want it to be ready when you are! Want to know more about winter storage and how best to look after your vehicle battery?