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February 10, 2012 13:30 ET

Ongoing Maintenance is Essential With 41 Per Cent of Vehicles Entering UK Garages in Need of Battery Work, Warns CTEK

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2012) - Even if a battery is able to start a vehicle first time, CTEK, a leading global brand in battery charging, care and maintenance, advises that battery maintenance is common place amongst regular vehicle maintenance routines with recent figures revealing that as many as 41 per cent of vehicles that enter UK garages require battery work.

Despite being a vital component the battery is often a neglected one - until it's too late. Battery failure has been reported as the most common cause for call-outs by recovery service, Green Flag, accounting for almost 50 per cent of breakdowns in 2011.

Jan-ulf Soderberg, Head of Brand and Marketing at CTEK, commented: "Battery Protection is essential all year round but especially during winter when they have to work harder to turn the engine. Vehicles are also used more regularly for shorter journeys where the alternator won't have enough time to top-up the batteries charge levels - together causing the battery to drain quicker than under normal circumstances."

Battery Maintenance is a simple process, especially with a CTEK battery charger. All CTEK chargers are extremely safe to use being spark proof and reverse polarity protected, and can be left connected to the battery indefinitely with risk of over or under-charging. Once connected, CTEK chargers not only charge but through a unique and patented multi-stage charging process, also condition the battery by removing and built-up sulphur from the internal plates. As a result, the battery's life-span is extended considerably.

Jan-ulf continued: "It's not just a matter of saving money on replacement batteries, It's also about avoiding the inconvenience that comes with having a flat battery and then the subsequent costs of having to call roadside assistance. Battery care needn't be a hindrance. By simply attaching a charger overnight for example, drivers have peace of mind that they will be able to start their vehicles in the morning."

For more information about CTEK and its range of smart battery chargers, please visit www.ctek.com.

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