As winter draws ever closer and snow sports enthusiasts prepare to hit the slopes, a global battery maintenance and care brand, CTEK, is highlighting the importance of ensuring that snowmobiles are correctly checked, to guarantee that they are safe to ride and mechanically reliable this season.
Every year thousands of revellers hit the mountains across the world, armed with their skis, snowboards and snowmobiles. While the former can be easily stored away until their next use, vehicles such as snowmobiles require a much more extensive maintenance regime.
As snowmobiles are stored away for long periods of time during the off-season, they are more susceptible to an array of mechanical and electrical issues. One common problem is battery failure due to the vehicle’s engine not being started regularly, or in very cold temperatures, the power source can freeze. Therefore, it is essential for owners to conduct safety checks prior to riding, as a breakdown in a desolate area can be extremely dangerous.
Battery failure can be avoided by using a smart battery charger as part of an ongoing safety and maintenance routine. Chargers, such as CTEK’s MXS 5.0 POLAR and MXS 5.0 are ideal for those looking for a simple connect and forget solution. No specialist knowledge is required and both chargers can be safely left connected over long periods of time, even throughout the whole summer, meaning the battery automatically remains at its prime charge level and in good health.
Jan-Ulf Soderberg, head of brand and marketing at CTEK, says that: “Snowmobile owners must properly check their vehicles before taking them out of storage as it is common for snowmobiles to breakdown as a result of poor maintenance during the off season. Ensuring your snowmobile’s battery is in a healthy and safe condition all year round is straightforward if a smart battery charger is utilised; this not only eliminates the chance of a battery failure when away from base, but also will prolong the battery’s life, saving you money.”
For more information on CTEK and its 6, 12 and 24V battery chargers, suitable for a wide range of vehicles, please visit www.ctek.com. Follow CTEK on www.twitter.com/CTEKChargers and like at www.facebook.com/CTEKBatteryChargers.