Getting the best out of your battery

If there’s one major problem which classic car owners share with drivers of standard models, it is the challenge of keeping the battery in good condition. While no battery could be expected to last forever, for many people it does seem to be the case that car batteries appear to have a particularly short lifespan. This situation can be particularly problematic for classic and investment car owners, as they understandably wish to preserve and use as many original parts of the vehicle as possible. Our high quality battery conditioners are designed to give you as much use as possible from your car battery.

One of the myths about car batteries is that they are specifically designed to have a short lifespan so that the industry can secure further sales. With over 400 million car batteries in use worldwide, we can see how someone might come to that conclusion, but in our experience this is not the case. The biggest contributing factor to a short battery lifespan is the nature of traffic and driving.

The leading cause of car batteries dying is sulfation. This is essentially when lead sulfate crystals form inside a battery, causing it to lose the capacity to hold the required charge. Sulfation happens when a battery is not charged correctly. For the most part, correct charging happens when a car consistently travels over a specific speed. When a car stands idle, or is driven in the slow, stop-start way associated with heavy traffic, this is not achieved and sulfation can occur.

While classic and investment cars are not usually driven in the daily traffic described above, low and infrequent use while they are in car storage means that their batteries are just as susceptible to the problems of sulfation. Our battery conditioners can be exceptionally beneficial in helping you avoid this problem striking your car.

We represent and supply a range of battery conditioners designed for specific sizes and power of car batteries. They work by ensuring that the voltage of the battery is constantly monitored and that the required level of charge is generated to ensure it remains in optimal condition. This helps you to prevent sulfation from taking hold and affecting your battery, and ensures that the high level of performance intended and expected is achieved.