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During this lockdown period, it is absolutely essential that you pay extra attention to your car’s health. With the daily commute stopped for many, a car is likely to be used only for weekly or bi-weekly trips to the supermarket for grocery shopping.
If you neglect your car’s well-being, it could cause trouble and maintenance costs in the future when normal life resumes. It is your responsibility to keep your car road worthy during these tough times. Let’s take a look at a few preventive steps you can take at home, in order to make sure your car and tyres remain intact – because cars need to be maintained even if they are not being driven.

Start up your engine regularly

You should run your engine regularly in order to make sure that there are no leakages and your vehicle is in working order. If you can’t do it every day, make it a habit to start up your engine every alternate day. It is recommended to do this for 15 minutes or so.

Pay attention to the car battery

There is a high probability that your car battery will depreciate and erode if you don’t charge it up. You can use a battery maintainer or a trickle charger for this purpose. This way, you can extend the life span of your battery and save yourself from spending money on a new one.

Take a look at your tyres

When your car is stationary for a long period of time, it can cause them to flatten out and lose pressure. You should inspect your tyres carefully and also notice the tread depth. If there are visible signs of damage, you should get your tyres replaced from a reliable garage because the condition will deteriorate further if you don’t get a timely replacement. Mobile tyre fitting is available in many garages and they will come to your home to fit.

Check lights and windscreens

Utilise this time to examine your car lights and notice if there are any cracks or scratches in the windscreen? Normally we tend to ignore these things but this time is ideal to find out the problem areas so these issues can be tackled later.

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