It can be easy to take for granted – or forget entirely – all of the work that a car battery puts into keeping the car going anywhere and everywhere it needs to be. Charge Your Car Day acts as an opportunity for people to celebrate their car batteries and serves as a reminder to get charged up about it!
History of Charge Your Car Day
When cars were first built, the technology was such that the only thing that it really needed the battery for was to start it. But today’s car batteries do much more. From alarms to immobilizers, from keyless entry to onboard computers, the battery works hard on cars to help keep these features going.
Whether a person has an internal combustion engine (ICE) or their car is an electric vehicle (EV), Charge Your Car Day was founded to bring a bit of attention to the praise a battery deserves for its excellent work and to give it some extra attention. And it also is here to remind those with charge-able car batteries that this is a great time to make a habit of plugging in every few days.
Charge Your Car Day is sponsored by CTEK, a battery company that works to provide battery products that maximize performance with safe, dependable and simple technology.
How to Celebrate Charge Your Car Day
Celebrate the simplicity of getting one place to the next by enjoying Charge Your Car Day! Show some love for your car and for this event by getting involved using some of these ideas and tips:
Charge an Electric Car Battery
Those who have electric vehicles (EV) can celebrate Charge Your Car Day by making sure they are charging their batteries in the best, most efficient manner. Be sure to follow manufacturer instructions and stay apprised of tips, including some of these:
- Most people who own electric cars will find the most financially affordable way is to charge at home overnight.
- On longer trips, be sure to plan ahead to make sure the stopping places along the way offer charging points.
- Don’t fully charge that EV battery because when the battery is kept at less than 100%, the health and life of the battery is likely to be extended much further.
- Limiting quick charging times is another good way to extend the life of the EV battery as quick charges can reduce the battery life up to 1% per year.
Get a Battery Checkup
Even people who drive cars with a standard internal combustion engine should get their battery checked out every so often. Most car batteries will last about 5 years, give or take based on various conditions. It’s recommended to have a car battery checked every 6 months or so, and some places will even offer this service for free. Charge Your Car Day is an ideal time to make an appointment to get that car battery checked to make sure you never get stuck with the power to get wherever you are going!