Tips On Taking Care of Your Car If You’re Not Using It

As a small business facing a global pandemic, we understand how difficult this time is for everyone here in Myrtle Beach and around the world. While most people are staying home and doing their part to stop the spread of the COVID-19, that leaves the roads empty and cars parked for longer periods of time. That’s why, our team here has come up with a few tips to help you take care of your car while you’re not using it. 

Give It A Good Cleaning

Before you lock your car away for a while, it’s a good idea to give it a nice deep cleaning. Leaving food and trash can invite pests and leave your car smelling worse than how you left it (and you’ll be happy to return to a clean car). 

Start Your Car Once A Week

If possible, try and start your car once a week or every few days. Doing so ensures your car’s fluids are flowing through the engine properly and everything is lubricated. This also helps keep your battery fresh and charged. 

Fill Up Your Gas Tank

To help avoid rust and extra moisture getting in your gas tank, it’s best to fill up your car before parking it for a long period of time. It will also be a good surprise when you go to drive your car again. 

Check Your Tire Pressure

It’s important to inflate your tires to the recommended pressure before putting your car in park for a while. If the car is sitting through multiple seasons the air pressure will fluctuate. 

 Check Your Battery

Making sure your battery is fully-charged is essential if you want your car to start when you return. Although it’s going to lose charge over time, as you start it periodically, it will keep its charge longer.

Whether you plan on storing your car for a few weeks or a few months, following these tips will help you maintain the life of your vehicle no matter how long you plan to store it. If you’re having car troubles or need any repairs, don’t hesitate to give our team here at C&G Auto and Truck a call!