Battery Trouble the Top Google Car Question
Battery failure is considered the #1 cause of vehicle breakdowns around the world. Not surprising, “How to jump a car?” is the most commonly searched car question on Google.
Research by click4reg.co.uk recently found nearly 90,500 people a month in the United States search ways to jump-start their battery.
With more than 276.1 million registered vehicles in the United States alone, that’s a lot of potential for battery failure.
As cars become more sophisticated and reliant on electrical systems, an increasing amount of demand is placed on the battery.
As a result, more than half of all car batteries need attention because they’re either in a low state of charge or on the verge of failure.
Modern Vehicle Demands More From a Battery
The modern vehicle is essentially a computer on wheels. The first electronic control units (ECUs) were installed in mass-production GM and Ford vehicles in the 1970s.
Since that time, the number of electronic components in a car has skyrocketed.
Electronics control everything from windows and mirrors to anti-lock braking, traction, and skid-control.
Today, the averagely driven car uses 4,000 GB (gigabytes) of data a day, and that number is only expected to climb.
By 2025, it’s estimated a car could use 40 terabytes of data a day, which is equal to 30,000 gigabytes.
In comparison, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission got to the moon and back on less than 4 kilobytes of data - far less power than the average iPhone.
With modern vehicles full of complex and sensitive electrical equipment that constantly draws current from the battery, an ever-increasing number of mechanical faults are battery related.
Regular Maintenance Lengthens Battery Lifespan
But the expense and inconvenience of battery failure could be heavily reduced by regular battery maintenance.
CTEK’s unique range of smart chargers optimizes the performance of lead-acid vehicle batteries through accurate readings of a battery’s charge levels, then ensures the appropriate action is taken so the battery is always ready for use.
Much like you charge your cell phone at night by plugging it in, a CTEK charger is plugged to an outlet and then to your vehicle’s battery.
Once plugged in, all CTEK chargers go through stages to charge, condition and maintain the battery, extending a battery’s life and eliminating the problem of battery failure.
The chargers are easy to connect, spark proof and reverse-polarity protected, making them easy to use.
CTEK’s smart chargers constantly read and communicate with the battery so it gets the exact amount of charge it needs. This avoids the possibility of incorrectly charging the battery.
A CTEK charger ensures your battery is conditioned as well as charged, which extends the battery’s lifespan.
After all, having a car battery that’s fully charged and ready to go is a much better option than asking Google “How to jump a car?” while stranded alongside the road with a dead battery.To find out what CTEK charger is right for your vehicle, try our Charger Selection Tool.