Ring highlights important winter vehicle checks 

January 23, 2024
Ring highlights important winter vehicle checks 
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Automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, is offering advice to every driver on what to inspect on their car in winter weather, especially if a car has had reduced usage due to the Christmas holidays, or perhaps the owners catching some winter sunshine. These checks can provide workshops and factors with a great upselling opportunity. 


Less frequently used cars may lead to some issues with the car’s start up, however, there are a few simple checks that every driver can do, that factors and workshops can advise them on.

Battery failure is the number one reason for a call out from breakdown services across Europe. With so much technology integrated into the design of newer vehicles, there is higher energy draw from the likes of heated seats, central locking and navigation systems etc. Short journeys also add to problems. 

Ring advise the best way to get a battery running at optimum level is to charge it using a smart battery charger. It is the most effective method of preventing the energy-sapping functions from draining the battery. Ring Smart Chargers will not only add charge to the battery, but due to the float mode, they can be left safely connected on a permanent basis, compared to traditional trickle chargers.

The RSC806 Smart Battery Charger is 6V and 12V compatible, has 3A to 6A charge rate, is start stop compatible, provides a seven stage charging process, includes a large LCD display screen, offers cold weather charging mode, has quick connectors, comes with a one button operation and reverse polarity protection. It also has short-circuit protection and automatically adjusts to long-term maintenance mode when the battery is fully charged. It has a maximum battery capacity of 110Ah battery charging and 160Ah maintenance mode, making it ideal for motorbikes, cars, 4x4s and vans.  

If drivers have on-street parking or live in a block of flats, a smartcharger may not be practical. Instead, to get moving when the battery is flat, Ring’s Lithium Jumpstarters offer a convenient lightweight solution, removing the need for road-side assistance or to jumpstart from a second car.

As they are rechargeable, once used, they can be reused another time, eliminating the worry of having to recharge after every use. Ring’s Lithium jumpstarters also act as mobile powerbanks for keeping mobile phones and other electrical devices charged, in case a need arises.

It is also vital to check tyre pressures at this time of year. Ring offers an award winning RTC range of tyre inflators which allow motorists to quickly and accurately inflate their tyres to the correct pressure. The range comprises analogue and digital units to suit people preferences and budgets, yet all are compact designed with powerful motors to inflate tyres quickly and accurately. 

Lastly Ring recommends that drivers have spare bulbs for their car at all times. A bulb kit will not only provide reassurance if drivers are making a long journey and a bulb blows, but also ensures they are following the law. 

These products are available from Ring stockists nationwide. 
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