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Car Battery Chargers. Do You Need Them?

No. In general, most of us who drive a single daily driver will never need them. When our batteries go dead. We change them. That’s it. However, this may not ring true for some. So who might need it you say?

You would need it if you:

  • Own an expensive car that uses expensive batteries. Batteries cost a bomb and we know you have the money. So why not buy a charger instead and keep your car battery going for longer? Be a smart consumer and donate the savings to a good cause 🙂Oh, and bikes too.
  • Have too many cars to drive daily.  Ok, so you’re a car guy and you have been lucky to own a whole bunch of cars, bikes boats and stuff. We all know that you need to start your car every now and then to keep the battery from draining and going flat. So battery chargers make sense in this case. If it’s good enough for ultimate car guy Jay Leno, I think it should be good enough for all of us.
  • Own an RV, caravan, bikes or boats which you use every once in a while. A battery charger would be useful to keep them batteries healthy and ready for your next adventure.
  • Are away a lot. Mr. Worldwide, always needed all around the world.  Perhaps you’re a celebrity who needs to be away a lot. Or maybe you’re an international spy on a mission. Whatever the case may be, having a battery charger will make sure that your baby is waiting and roaring when you get back.
  • Own a work shop. It would benefit you a great deal if you had one of these as you could easily charge up flat batteries your customers bring in.
  • Thrifty. Yeah, you heard me right.  Even the average joe would benefit from a good battery charger as it would make your battery last longer, so you change it less often and save money in the long run. What more if you have more than one car in the family.

So, at this point, you might be saying, what the heck are car battery chargers? I’ve never seen one before. Is there such a thing. Well. There is and here is how they look. At least this CTEK one.


So, how does it work?

Ok, I can’t say all chargers are equal. For the sake of keeping things simple, let’s just stick to CTEK chargers, which is among the better chargers, if not the best. In general, you will need to connect the charger to your battery terminals, then plug in the other end to a wall socket. It will draw power through to the batteries and charge it. But the CTEK chargers do more than just charge. It also conditions and maintains the batteries so they last longer. Furthermore, there are many features that make charging as simple as plugging it in, and leaving it. You do not have to worry about overcharging or heating up.

Here’s Leno again

We recommend CTEK Battery Chargers. They make a wide range of chargers to suit every need. From 6V to 12V and even 24V application. Compact models. Larger full feature heavy duty models. Fast charging models. Waterproof models and so on.

We hope you find a CTEK that suits you and if you are overwhelmed and need assistance, don’t hesitate to write in to us in the comments section below.

2016-04-14T23:50:47+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Battery Charger, Tools & Equipment|0 Comments

CTEK 12V Monitor Battery Sense with Smartphone App via Bluetooth


Battery Sense makes it possible to show you the state of charge of all your batteries in real time.
Battery Sense provides valuable knowledge about your batteries in a simple, user-friendly and transparent way. Knowledge of your batteries’ charge level makes it easy to monitor their health status and thus maximize your battery performance and service life. Knowledge that will allow you to avoid costly battery replacements and annoying vehicle breakdowns. Battery knowledge presented directly in your pocket.


Connect BATTERY SENSE to the battery and download the app. Your batteries will now start talk to you via your smartphone. With Battery Sense connected you don’t have to worry about when to charge. Just walk to your car or vehicle and Battery Sense will talk to you via Bluetooth – you don’t even have to start the engine. Battery Sense will show you all your batteries State of Charge. Battery Sense will warn you when you have to charge, well in advance.

Battery Sense gives you full control of all your vehicles’ batteries and allows you to choose the CTEK charger that suits you and your vehicle when it’s time to charge. CTEK has a wide product range that enables you to choose a charger for each vehicle and occasion. With Battery Sense and appropriate CTEK chargers, you get a complete battery care package.


Compatible with: Android OS 4.4 (or higher) iPhone iOS 7 (or higher) and Bluetooth 4.0 hardware.
It is delivered with a 2-year warranty.


BUY CTEK MONITOR BATTERY SENSE 12V Lead-acid Battery Monitor Online


One of the Most Important Tool You’ll Ever Have

It’s not the latest iPhone or Android smartphone. Not even close. Answer- it’s your ten fingers.

Without these ten incredibly flexible apparatus, I don’t think you can get much done in a day. You will not be able to type on a keyboard as efficiently or even perform the most mundane task of feeding yourself. And how else could you pick your nose with all the satisfaction your fingers can provide?

Touching Hands

I’ve noticed that most people would go about their daily task exposing their fingers to various risks of injuries, most of them without even consciously realizing it- until when they do get injured.

I am guilty of that before I got myself a pair of Mechanix gloves. I would go about packing orders, cutting up 3-ply card boards with my trusted NT-Cutter and taping packages with the razor-sharp tape dispenser. And by the end of the day, usually during the shower, I would find cuts and slices on my fingers and palms because I would only realize the pinching sensations when the water seeps through the exposed epidermis.

Not that I care one bit of how my hands looked, since I don’t foresee myself selling skin care products anytime in the near future. But it does get in the way when I’d to clean up the literally bloody mess if the cut is pretty bad. And all these can be avoided if I had the good sense of wearing a pair of gloves before I engage on my daily body-piercing activities.

Mechanix Gloves

I also watched how some of my mechanics friends who equipped themselves with gardener gloves. Some of them don’t even have anything on (I mean their hands) as they go about removing metals and hot fluids from these mean machines. Messing with moving parts that have many horses in it without any form of proper protection is really not my idea of smart. My mechanic friend, there’s a reason why it’s called a gardener glove.

Gardening Gloves

The best part is, you can protect your precious digits without burning a hole in your pocket (which you need your fingers to find out either way). A simple basic Mechanix Glove cost less than RM100 at the time of this writing- Mechanix Glove Original Covert

Mechanix Original Covert Gloves

Mechanix gloves come in a variety of design to give specialized protection depending on the type of activities you are using it for.

There are so many things you can do with your hands, so I will leave that to your imaginations but the range of Mechanix’s catalog pretty much cover most of the heavy-duty and accident-prone activities you can exposed your fingers to. They are generally categorized into the following:

  • Reinforced Fingertips
  • Fingerless
  • Padded Palm
  • Knuckle Protection
  • Fire Retardant
  • Leather
  • Hi-Visibility / Reflective
  • Easy On / Off Cuff
  • Women’s
  • Material 4X
  • Cut Resistant
  • XRD Impact Absorption
  • Pinch-Point Fingertip Protection
  • Waterproof
  • 3M Thinsulate
  • Insulation
  • Touchscreen Compatible

Mechanix Gloves Varieties at

Head along to our range of Mechanix gloves and check them out-

So, delay no further. Protect your most valuable assets with the right gloves today.

2015-09-09T00:57:09+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Guides, Tools & Equipment|0 Comments