December 15, 2010 11:01 ET

With Rising Petrol Prices, Consumers Will Need to Be More Vigilant With Auto Care, Says CTEK

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2010) - Consumers will need to be vigilant with their auto care as petrol prices are set to rise exponentially in the new-year, says CTEK, the leading Global developer of lead-acid Battery Chargers

Adding to the problem, in recent months international oil costs have also risen due to a combination of higher fuel duty, strikes at the Marseille, France refining centre as well as inflation. With the higher cost comes a lower disposable incomes for many drivers, leaving them in a pinch should their car break down. Some drivers are even reducing the time they spend behind the wheel in an attempt to try and save money on petrol and possible wear on their vehicle picked up from everyday driving. 

By taking the time to perform weekly and monthly checks, consumers can keep their cars in top condition without breaking the bank. Furthermore, by performing quick checks and keeping up with Battery Maintenance, drivers can prolong the life of their batteries which can cost in excess of €100.00 to replace.

Indeed, CTEK's smart battery charges can assist with saving drivers money, as well as the inconvenience of battery failure. With a unique and patented multi-stage charging process, CTEK ensures that the battery is not only charged but also conditioned.

Before the charging process even commences, all CTEK chargers enter a 'desulphation' mode where any sulphur that has built up on the plates of the battery is removed and any settlement at the base of the battery in broken down and mixed back in with the electrolyte, as is any water that has separated from the acid. This process allows the battery to accept a charge much more efficiently but also, as sulphation in the number one cause of battery failure, increases its lifespan exponentially. 

Jan-Ulf Söderberg of CTEK commented: "Battery Protection is of the utmost of importance, especially during winter when they are made to work even harder. Maintenance is a quick, simple and extremely effective process with CTEK battery chargers. They constantly read and communicate with the battery, charging only to its direct needs and therefore avoiding any possibility of incorrectly charging the battery and, by ensuring the battery is conditioned as well as charged, extending its life significantly. This will help consumers save money and stay safe on the roads."

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

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