Tips to Take Care of Your Car During Coronavirus Lockdown

Tips to Take Care of Your Car During Coronavirus Lockdown

Here are the tips from Autovista to take car of your car during ongoing Coronavirus lockdown

With the COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus pandemic gripping the nation in lockdown, we must stay in our homes, and it is for our good. In such time, you are not able to use your cars for a long period. So, here are some important tips to take care of your during lockdown.

Protect the Exterior

Ensure your vehicle is parked in a safe secured area. In the event that you don't have covered parking, at that point keep the vehicle covered. This will shield it from bird droppings or unreasonable daylight that could harm the paint. It's likewise imperative to expel leaves and blossoms if your vehicle is in open parking. Likewise, ensure that you completely clean the cabin. Try not to leave any sort of garbage things in the vehicle that may leave a bed stench and may even pull in rodents.

Maintain the Fuel in Tank

It is necessary to maintain a full tank during such times. If fuel is less, then overtime the air above the fuel would cause condensation which is not good for your vehicles. In the long run, it could even cause rusting

Avoid Engaging the Handbrake

Don’t engage the parking brake/handbrake when you leave the car idle for a long time, as it could get jammed. Leave the vehicle in reverse gear if parked in a downhill gradient and in the first gear if parked on a uphill gradient. You could use big piece of wood or brick to keep the car from rolling.

Conserve the Battery

Disconnect your car battery if it is not in use for a long time to prevent discharge. To prevent it from getting discharged, start the car in every 3-4 days and keep it idle for some time.

Keep Tires Inflated

Ensure that your tires are properly inflated and are at the right pressure. When car is kept idle for long time tyre could lose air pressure and keeping them inflated help to prevent cracking of the sidewalls and flat spots.

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