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How Heat Affects Your Vehicle's Battery Life
Many vehicle owners know that cold winters can be hard on their battery, but most don't know that heat is actually worse. It might seem counterintu...

Battery Maintenance for Beginners | You Can and Should Charge Your Vehicle Battery
Battery maintenance has long been a struggle for vehicle owners. Many times, owners don't know their battery needs some TLC before it's too late.

Five Signs of a Dead or Dying Battery
We've all been there: you go to leave the house or end your workday and your car won't start. Most drivers don't notice the warning signs until the...

5 Tips to Extend Your Car Battery's Life
Car batteries always seem to fail at the most inconvenient time. You’re in a parking lot away from home, or you’re in a rush and need your car to w...

CTEK Smarter Chargers Make Safety a Priority
Charging car batteries can make a lot of drivers nervous. Are the cables wrong? Will there be sparks? Could I be in physical danger? CTEK’s Smarter...

Stop-Start Systems Tough on Batteries
Stop-start technology, which shuts off a vehicle engine when it’s at rest, is a standard feature on more and more automobiles. While the technology is designed to improve fuel economy, it can shorten the life of your battery.

How Parasitic Drain Affects Your Car Battery
If your car’s turned off, you might assume your battery’s off as well. That’s not the case. The battery is affected by a parasitic drain, in which ...

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 search...

What Does Battery Sulfation Mean?
You try to turn on your vehicle and you heard the dreaded click, click, click sound of a dead battery. A build-up of sulfation has killed your battery, but what is sulfation and how does it hurt your battery?

Don't Let Inactivity Kill Your Lawn Mower Battery
Lack of use during the winter months can damage a lawn mower's battery. CTEK's MXS 5.0 battery charger ensures your lawn mower is ready to roll when your yard demands it.

Batteries By the Numbers: Facts & Figures
Jumpstart your battery knowledge with these car battery facts and figures. 1859  The year the lead-acid battery was invited by French physicist ...

CTEK Goes to College

CTEK Goes to College
Before a college student tackles 8 a.m. classes, long nights in the library, Saturday afternoon football games or spontaneous dorm room pizza parties, a crash course in Car Care 101 is a must.