March 09, 2012 13:30 ET

Motorcycle Owners Must Prepare for Potential Summer Battery Damage, Says CTEK

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 9, 2012) - Cold, winter conditions are often associated with damaging motorcycle batteries, leading owners to be extra precautious during colder months of the year. However, leading smart battery charger producer CTEK is advising motorcycle owners to be just as cautious during the spring and summer months as damage is just as likely during the warmer months of spring and summer.

The majority of damage to batteries happens during the summer months due to a number of factors. One of the leading causes is a lack of maintenance, whilst misunderstanding of the charging process and confusion about how battery chargers work are other problems that can easily be avoided with the use of a smart battery charger.

One of the most likely problems a motorcycle owner will face during the summer months is overheating. Without the use of a smart charger, an uncontrolled charge could be used on the battery, risking fluid loss through overheating or boiling. This will cause the battery to become unusable due to dried out cells.

Sulphation could also occur, an effect of leaving a battery undercharged. This problem is commonly only addressed during the winter, but with factors such as alarms and trackers taken into account, it becomes apparent that the problem could still affect motorcycles throughout the year. Batteries may also dry out through the plates becoming damaged, a problem easily avoided in the first instance through the use of a smart charger.

Jan-Ulf Soderberg, Head of Brand and Marketing at CTEK, commented: "Motorcycle owners must be aware of the potential risks of battery damage during the summer months. Although winter is when most people feel maintenance is most important, motorcycle owners are under just as much risk during the hot, summer months, and as such must ensure they regularly check and maintain their batteries to avoid potential damage."

Motorcycle owners should look towards a smart battery charger to assist with the battery maintenance and charging process. The CTEK XS 0.8 smart charger, for example, maximises the performance of lead-acid batteries and comes inclusive with a practical and easy to understand display, making the battery charging process as easy to understand as possible.

For more information about CTEK, please visit www.ctek.com.

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