We are all driving less now. Often not by choice.
So what happens when your car is driven less than once a week for a continued period of time?
Battery Health Concerns!
What can I do about it?
Consider investing in a battery charger commonly known as a "trickle charger". This is a car battery charger that is specifically designed to be left on a car for a long period of time. It re-charges the battery and keeps it on constant supply. It slowly adds charge (in a trickle) to the battery preventing the usual depletion of charge users experience without it.
Why do I need one?
It prolongs the life of your car battery and avoids having to replace it sooner than you should.
Imagine you have your car sitting in your carport or garage for weeks on end, decide to use it one day and it won't start. Error messages are common and a lot of faults are related to a low or dead battery.
How do I know which one to get?
There are many brands, types and models on the market.
Contact us so we can help match the right charger to your model vehicle as there are different ones to suit different cars.
What features does it have?
Most trickle charges have an automatic cycle that turns off the charger when the battery is at its optimum capacity and turns it back on when the battery level drops.
It also prevents battery malfunction by not allowing your battery to become sulfated, which commonly happens when a battery is discharging for a long time.
Sulfide damages a battery and renders it useless if too much of it forms inside the battery.
How do I use it?
We can provide installation and a demo on how to use it. It's very straight forward and easy to use once the connection cable is installed into your vehicle.
All chargers come with a 2 year warranty as standard.
Do you use them?
We absolutely use trickle chargers for all our client vehicles that are in our care for extended periods of time and for our motorcycles that are used seasonally.
Pedro is a renowned trusted advisor in the Automotive Industry with over 26 years experience in the trade in all things auto, specialising in paint, panel and mechanical.