Modern electronics and battery health

Many modern vehicles have sophisticated electronics to ensure drivers and passengers have an excellent experience. On-board computers are also beneficial when it comes to maintenance and repairs because mechanics can connect to them and find out a huge amount about the car very quickly. The electrics provide an array of benefits, but they will make the battery work much harder to provide the power to run the systems. This means it is more important than ever to ensure it is healthy.

Driving your car regularly, especially over medium to long distances, helps to keep the battery charged. Problems can start to arise when you only drive very short distances, take the vehicle out infrequently or leave it in storage for a long period of time. In these cases the life of the unit may be shortened because of under-charging. This can lead to sulphation and leave the battery struggling to hold a charge.

Investing in a battery conditioner is wise if you don’t use your car often or leave it in storage for extended periods. The device will help to retain the charge by topping it up when it drops below a specific level. This means that it will account for the gradual drain that occurs when a vehicle is not used to restore the charge. A trickle of energy will keep the unit suitably charged and prevent overcharging.

Battery conditioners offer a major benefit in that they can save you from having to replace the unit as often. They also save you the time and effort of having to reprogram a variety of features after a failure.

As specialists in car transportation and storage, we understand how important it is to protect batteries in vehicles, especially when they are being left parked for a long period of time. This is why we offer every client the option of a battery conditioner when they choose to store their vehicle at our facility. We use top of the range devices and include them in our prestige services as standard. For other services it is as little as £2.50 per month to use one.

As well as providing them as part of our services we also stock and supply market leading products from CTEK. These devices offer excellent performance and will help to keep batteries in their best condition if you store the vehicle at home or another facility.