Worried about your car if you’re not driving it every day? Chances are, your vehicle will be fine. But when it’s parked for extended periods, it does become susceptible to issues you wouldn’t normally have to consider.
For example, batteries can lose their life and tires can lose air. So what can you do to keep your automobile in tiptop condition while your driving is limited?
Try these handy maintenance tips.
1. Run your engine regularly.
If possible, take your car out for a short drive once a week. The trip will do more than alleviate cabin fever. It helps recharge your vehicle’s battery, gets fluids flowing through the engine and prevents the deterioration of moving parts.
If driving isn’t an option, you might want to consider getting a battery tender to keep the battery charged.
2. Attend to tires and fluids.
Your tires will lose air over time, so try to check your tire pressure regularly. Make sure you’re airing them up as needed.
It’s also a good idea to keep your fluids topped up. And if your vehicle is going to sit for several weeks undriven, you may want to add a fuel stabilizer to your gasoline.
3. Schedule maintenance and repairs as necessary.
Auto shops are considered essential businesses, so help is available if you need repairs. Most routine maintenance intervals can be extended temporarily, but you don’t want to wait too long — you never know when you may need to drive unexpectedly.
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