Your Car parked due to Covid-19 lockdown? Tips to take care of its health


Now, with the ongoing situation, a lot of car and bike enthusiasts must be controlling their urge to go out on their rides and we being from the same species, completely understand your emotions. However, since this lockdown has been imposed for the good and prevent the virus from spreading at a frightening speed, no second thoughts on the fact that it is completely worth it. Just like us humans, our machines are also restricted in their comfort zones and due to their zero movement; some essential tips are required to ensure their well being. So, here we bring you the top tips on how you can keep your beloved car or bike safe during this period without doing much effort.

Park your vehicle safely

This is the first and foremost step towards vehicle care during this lockdown. Make sure that your vehicle is parked in a covered spot or parking. However, if you don’t have one, cover your car or bike with a vehicle cover. This is required in order to protect your prized possession from sunlight and bird poops. Moreover, a car or bike cover also prevents the collection of leaves and flowers on the vehicle during prolonged parking.

Disconnect the battery

As your vehicle has to be parked for a significant amount of time, it is important to prevent its battery from getting discharged. For this, disconnect the battery of your vehicle by removing the connections. If you don’t intend to do so, you can also opt to start your vehicle every 4 to 5 days and keep the engine idling for a few minutes in order to ensure the normal functioning of the battery and prevent it from running out of juice. However, as a safety and preventive measure in terms of the Coronavirus spread, it has to be noted that while you go out to start or check your vehicle, it is utterly important to wear gloves and face mask at all times. Also. wash your hands properly with soap and sanitize them once you are back in your home.

Avoid handbrake for parking

Avoid the use of hand brake to park your car for a prolonged period of time and engage the first gear to park your vehicle instead. With your car set to be in the hibernation and no-movement zone for the next few weeks, the hand brake could get jammed, One additional thing you can also do is to park your vehicle in the traditional way. Park the vehicle in the required spot and put a piece of wood or brick just behind the tyres to prevent it from rolling.

Keep the interiors clean   

Just like the exteriors, it is equally important to keep the interiors of your car clean too. For this, while you start your car every 4 to 5 days, start the air conditioner and blower to get rid of any dust or foreign particles in the cabin. Moreover, clean the cabin of your car thoroughly and avoid keeping any junk food inside to avoid any unpleasant smell and prevent the growth of bacteria. Also, keep the windows of your car closed at all times during this lockdown.