March 30, 2011 11:00 ET

Consumers Opting to Keep and Maintain Their Existing Cars Rather Than Buy New, Says CTEK

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - With the current economic climate still uncertain and fuel prices higher than ever before, consumers are opting to maintain and keep hold of their existing cars for longer rather than buy new, according to CTEK, the leading worldwide innovator and supplier of lead acid Battery Chargers.

Disposable income is at an all time low, this, coupled with high living expenses and the threat of inflation rising even further, has resulted in new car sales falling by eight per cent in February and for the eighth consecutive month.

However, maintaining a car also be expensive but through the use of a CTEK charger, consumers can at least save on unnecessary battery replacement.

One of the most common and frustrating problems experienced by motorists is a flat battery. However, this problem can be avoided in the first instance a large majority of the time through the use of a 12V Battery Charger, such as the award winning CTEK Multi XS 4003, which can charge a completely drained battery to ready to drive in just 30 minutes.

Jan-Ulf Söderberg of CTEK commented: "Battery Charging is a simple yet extremely effective means of saving money. With the typical cost of a battery often over £100 if fitting is included, it's an additional cost that drivers will be keen to avoid - not to mention the inconvenience that unexpected battery failure always causes. The tried, independently tested and patented technology of CTEK can extend the life of the battery significantly, saving users money on premature battery replacement." 

Offering a level of technology to the consumer market that has previously only been available through the company's professional products, the Multi XS 4003 offers an unique eight step-approach to battery care, available at the touch of a single button, to ensure that any lead-acid battery is optimally conditioned, charged and maintained, indefinitely if required.

As with all CTEK products, the Multi XS 4003 is fully automatic, foolproof to connect, spark proof and reverse-polarity protected, for user safety. Extremely clean voltage and current delivery ensures vehicle electronics are protected meaning that there is no need to disconnect a battery when charging.

For more information regarding CTEK or its battery chargers, please visit www.ctek.com.

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