The risk of keeping a vehicle stationary for several weeks or months can be extremely costly, regardless of the vehicle age or manufacturer. The most common issue a vehicle encounters after being off the road and out of use for as little as a couple of weeks, is battery failure. Drivers are aware that they should often check tyre pressure and tread, engine oil and coolant, but surprisingly battery health is too often neglected and is not thought about until it’s too late.
The average cost of a domestic vehicle battery replacement in the UK, including labour, is upwards of £150 and for AGM battery this cost can easily double. This is a cost which no one will be pleased to have to find the money for, and is a cost which can be easily avoided by thinking ahead, and preparing your household vehicles for being off-the-road for an unknown period of time. UK breakdown organisations continue to report that battery failure is the primary reason for vehicle defects, so don’t run the risk of getting stranded.
Rotronics specialises in battery management solutions nationwide. We supply and service battery chargers to the emergency services, breakdown organisations, distribution services and Public Transport. We work hard to keep vehicles in good working order through battery management maintenance programmes. With over 26 years of expertise in our field, we wanted to share some tips with you on how to maintain your vehicle/s battery health during any unprecedented downtime.
When you begin your research for a battery charger, there are several things to take into consideration. Working with commercial fleets and transport companies for 26 years, we’ve seen first-hand the detrimental effects of not investing in the correct equipment, these effects are the same for domestic vehicles.
Our recommended charger for customers wanting assurance that their vehicle battery remains in top condition whilst being off the road, is the CTEK XS700. This charger is fully automatic, simply plug it in.
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