Modern cars don’t suffer the same as cars from 20-30 years ago; a week or so without being driven isn’t going to make them difficult to start once you’re behind the wheel again or cause the battery to die out (unless you accidentally leave your lights on). But whilst the UK is in lockdown and most cars will not be required as much as they normally would, there are a few things you can do to ensure your car is primed for when it is back in action:
- Safe Parking
Park your car in a garage if you have one, if you don’t, try and park it somewhere under cover to protect it from the elements and bird droppings. If you don’t have a fixed structure you can park your car underneath, consider investing in a car cover that you can simply slip over the top of your car and provides basic protection.
- Clear out
Make sure you clear out your car for its time of inaction, especially when it comes to litter and food items that can rot and cause bad smells from developing within the car. You don’t want to hop behind the wheel once lockdown is lifted to be greeted by a rancid smelling car seat.
- Fill the tank
If a car is left for a long period of time it is advised to leave it with a full tank of fuel. If the tank is not full, the air within the tank can cause condensation that could go on to develop rust on the inside of the fuel tank causing trouble in the future.
- Inflate tyres to correct pressure
Cars tend to lose air pressure within their tyres if stood in one position for long periods of time. If you don’t want to run into any problems once you get behind the wheel again it is advised that you properly inflate your tyres now to prevent loss of air pressure.
- Compare car insurance
Now you have some free time on your hands checking around for car insurance quotes can help you find a better deal than the one you are on. If your car insurance policy is coming to its end you can compare car insurance quotes easily online to ensure you aren’t left without coverage.