Most of our cars are not in use these days due to the apparent reason of the global pandemic. It is still essential that you keep maintaining your car in order to prevent any damages which occur when cars are left idle. Cars are essentially meant to be driven, which means when kept out of use, its condition can deteriorate. So the next time you need your car, it might not function the way it used to. Therefore it is necessary that even when your car is not in its usual use, it is properly maintained. Here are some steps to keep maintaining your idle car. [Note: The tips powered by the trusted Mazda Servicing Center, United Arab Emirates]
- Start Your Car Weekly
It is important that you start your car at least once every week and keep it running for about 5 minutes. If you are not able to drive out, not a problem, just move it up and down a few times. This will help ensure that your car battery remains in good health and does not give out in a few weeks. It will also help circulate your car fluids and keep your tires from flattening.
- Keep Your Car Clean
While sitting idle, your car is bound to collect dirt, be sure to regularly clean your car. This will help prevent it from rusting. While you are cleaning also make sure that you clean the interiors of your car, to remove collected dust and get rid of foul odours. Regularly ventilating is also important.
- Regular Oil change and brake maintenance
Make sure to change your car oil and fluids as they can deteriorate over time. Also regularly drive it around to prevent the breaks from collecting rust. There are many car services which service your car by collecting it from your doorstep. If you’re finding it difficult to maintain on your own, you can always go online and book a service.
- Store your car indoors
Your car would remain much safer if you can park it indoors. It will also remain much cleaner indoors. If not possible, you can always buy a car cover to protect your vehicle.
Following tips will help ensure that your car remains in good condition throughout this pandemic and will be in its best shape to drive in one this is all over. It will also keep your car ready if required immediately for any emergencies.