March 18, 2010 12:00 ET

Unnecessary Battery Replacement Costs the UK Economy Over GBP300m Per Year, According to CTEK

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) - Needless replacement of vehicle batteries costs the UK economy over GBP300 million every year according to CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries.

With over 30 million cars on the UK's roads, replacing dead batteries costs consumers millions each year, a figure that according to CTEK, could be reduced by up to 60% with proper care and maintenance of batteries.

Whilst many motorists have the knowledge and ability to check simple elements such as oil, water and tyre pressures on their vehicles, the battery is very often overlooked. However, including a regular battery charge as part of a regular maintenance routine could extend battery life by as much as 300% saving consumers a lot of time and money.

Peter White, Sales & Marketing Manager, UK & Ireland, CTEK, said: "Including a battery charge in a maintenance routine can save motorists a fortune if done regularly. By using a Smart Battery Charger to protect and maintain batteries, motorists can keep their batteries healthy and avoid expensive replacement costs. Here at CTEK we are doing everything we can to highlight this to motorists in an effort to dramatically reduce the amount of money that is needlessly spent each year on replacement batteries."

CTEK products for all Battery Charging needs are available in the UK and Ireland through a network of stockists, details of which can be found via the CTEK website www.ctek.com.

CTEK is a world leading authority on battery technology, battery chargers and Battery Protection and supplies chargers to some of the world's most recognised car and motorcycle manufacturers including Porsche, Mercedes, Ferrari and Aston Martin.

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