Tips for looking after your car while it is not being used. | Coventry & Leamington | Green 4 Motor Company

During the next few months, your car will probably be sat on the driveway with limited usage. Here are some tips on how to keep it running smoothly.

1. Preventing the battery from running out of charge.

Like most things, when the battery isn’t being used, it may stop working. To avoid this, you should aim to turn your car on at least once a week and let it run outside your house. It is important to keep things such as the air conditioning and radio turned off, as well as not leaving your car unattended with the keys in it, as an opportunist may take it.

This should keep the battery topped up, so when you need your car, it’s ready to use.

2. Preventing a deflated tyre.

Tyres lose pressure over time, so it is important to inflate them, especially if your cars not being used. You can find the recommended tyre pressure inside your car.

3. Keeping your car covered up.

If you have a garage with space inside, now is the perfect time to clear it out and park your car in it. If you don’t, you could always use a car cover to protect your car from the elements! Don’t go out to buy a car cover, use one you already have or put together a makeshift cover.

4. Keeping your car clean.

With some spare time on your hands, it is a good opportunity to give your car interior a clean out. Make sure any old food is removed as if this is left, your car will begin to have an unpleasant smell. If you are cleaning the interior, then it only feels right to give the outside of the car a hose down as well!

These 4 easy tips should help keep your car in a good condition, ready to return to the road when you require it.