When you have to leave your car unused, or driving a lot less then usual for a long period, be it because you are in self-isolation, on an extended holiday, or you are moving and can't take it with you immediately, it's important you store your car properly to maintain it's condition. Here are 5 tips to do so!
4. INFLATE YOUR TYRES
Proper inflation help prevent cracking of the sidewalls and flat spots.
Check the valves and valve caps for leaks, and ensure that the valve caps fit properly. Don't forget the spare tyre also.
A car's paint job can be damaged if the vehicle is parked outdoors,
even with a car cover protecting it, due to daily dust, grime and
moisture. To prevent damage, clean the exterior thoroughly. Make sure to
remove any dirt, dust or grime stuck to the vehicle before applying a
coat of polish and wax. This will also help in keeping moisture away. If the car is to be left outside, consider using a car cover.
There are a few things to run through with your car if your planning to not drive it as regularly as usual. It is also worth checking when your next vehicle service is due.
It may be worth bringing your car service forward to ensure that your car is in the best shape it can be, prior to having a few weeks / months of reduced, or no driving at all.
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