CTEK’s battery chargers maintain your sports car during the winter
The Car Doctor in The Saratogian answers all types of questions related to vehicles and motoring. One of the questions was regarding a discharged battery in a sports car, and the Car Doctor recommended a CTEK charger and maintainer.
The winter is upon us and it is time for your beloved sports car to be stored over the winter. When the vehicle is not in use, the battery will lose charge making it especially important to charge your vehicle during the winter months.
When the sports car was being stored, the battery would discharge when it was not driven every few weeks. Even when the vehicle was being driven, the alternator did not charge enough to keep the battery fully charged. However, you can solve this problem by using a smart battery charger and maintainer.
As your vehicle is being stored, it still uses power to keep systems like the on-board computer, the central locking and the alarm system working. Even a small drop of charge can affect the performance of your battery. If you do not charge the vehicle’s battery, sulphate crystals can build up, degrading the battery while reducing the charge capacity.
If your battery gets severely discharged, the battery might be unable to recover, which very quickly can become costly for you. Not only do you need to buy a new battery, your vehicle’s electronics might be damaged as well, causing an even bigger cost.
That is why CTEK recommends regular maintenance of your battery. You should charge your battery at least once a month if you want to keep your battery in top condition until the spring. Regular battery maintenance can also extend your battery’s life up to three times! If you charge your battery with a smart battery charger and maintainer like the CTEK MXS 5.0, you can ensure that your engine will be ready to start as soon as spring comes around.