Safety & maintenance tips for your car
Do not engage the handbrake when you leave
Engaging the handbrake over an extended period can result in the brake pads getting stuck to the discs or drums.
Park indoors or use a car cover
If possible, park your car indoors. It’ll be safer and cleaner. If you don’t have this option, invest in a quality cover.
Clean the interiors before parking the car
chocolate or biscuit wrappers all could rot or, worse, attract rodents that can damage floor mats, seat covers and even wiring. So, clean the interior thoroughly and spray a little freshener.
Fill up the fuel tank
One of the major problems of leaving a car unused is rusting on the inside of the fuel tank. The best way to avoid this is to fill the car to the brim with quality petrol, and even add some fuel additives petrol.
It is better to remove the battery if you’re going away for a long time. Also, smear petroleum jelly or grease on the terminals and the wire ends to prevent rusting.
Paint job protection
due to the dust, grime and moisture. To prevent damage, clean the exterior thoroughly. Make sure to remove any dirt, dust or grime stuck to the vehicle before applying a coat of polish and wax. This will help in keeping moisture away.
Change oil and filters
It’ll help to change engine oil and air filters. Used oil contains moisture, metal filings, sludge and other corrosive elements. It’s best to put in fresh engine oil and new filters before leaving.
Keep the tyres properly inflated
Check the tyre pressure and make sure the tyres are at the correct pressure. Proper inflation help prevent of the sidewalls and flat spots. Check the valves and valve caps fit properly.