Has your car been sitting in your driveway or garage for the last few weeks, or longer?
With many of us working from home, coupled with lockdowns and restrictions, many are finding that their vehicles have been sitting for days or even weeks without being driven.
Not surprisingly, this can lead to mechanical issues with your vehicle. So, if you can’t remember the last time you drove your vehicle, you might want to consider these tips before going for a Sunday drive;
Check Your Tires
Look for damage and check the inflation
Look Under the Hood
Make sure no squirrels or other animals have been escaping the elements in there
Test All of Your Lights
Brakes, turn signals, four-ways, reverse, and headlights. It’s easier with a helper!
Check Your Fluid Levels
Oil, coolant, brake fluid, power steering, and windshield washer fluids
Turn-up the Heat
Start your vehicle and make sure the defrost system is working
Check Your Dashboard Display
Look for any alerts, tire pressure, battery light, etc.
Run the Engine or Take it for a Spin
Let your vehicle run at idle (outside) for a few minutes or take it for spin around the block
If you notice any issues, be sure to contact a licensed mechanic.
Source: Wawanesa Insurance