Combat the rising cost of living with CTEK

With fuel prices and the general cost of living increasing rapidly, many drivers are looking at ways to save money and make their budgets stretch further.

Research suggests that savvy car owners are looking to combat the rising cost of living by cutting back on non-essential car journeys. But says global vehicle charging specialist CTEK, few drivers will have considered how regular battery charging can also save them money, especially as making fewer and shorter journeys could be having a detrimental effect on battery health.

“There are several reasons why regular battery charging and maintenance with a reliable battery charger like the CTEK MXS 5.0 can save you money,” says Gary Brown, global director of aftermarket and global marketing, at CTEK. “Regular battery charging can extend your battery’s life by up to three times.

“Also, if you keep your battery in good condition, you’re less likely to find yourself stranded on the side of the road with a car that won’t start, saving you the cost and inconvenience of breakdown and recovery.”

A CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger retails at around 90 Euros, whilst a new battery costs 150 Euros plus. So, you can see how a single battery replacement alone will cost more than the initial investment in a battery charger.

A hefty bill for vehicle recovery and battery replacement is the last thing you need when you’re focused on making your household budget stretch that little but further. But regular battery charging can help keep your battery in tip-top condition and avoid that unwelcome dent in your wallet.

What is draining your battery?

It takes a lot of battery power just to start the car, so nipping out on lots of short journeys, particularly in urban areas, drains the battery because the alternator won’t have the time or capability to replace this charge. Even while your car is parked, your battery will lose 0.1V of energy every month.

Why is a drained battery bad news?

There is a very fine line between a fully charged battery and a dead one, and even a small drop in charge can compromise battery health, reducing its life span and making replacement necessary.

Extending battery life with regular charging

Charging your car battery, with a smart charger such as the MXS 5.0 once a month prolongs its life up to three times, so buying a reliable battery charger, and getting yourself into a regular battery maintenance routine, makes perfect sense.

The CTEK award-winning MXS 5.0 is an advanced, safe, and easy-to-use battery charger that delivers automatic charging, maintenance, and reconditioning for lead-acid vehicle and motorcycle batteries.

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