In light of recent events, millions of Americans suddenly are driving their vehicles less than usual and, in some cases, not at all. While this saves money on gas, it can contribute to a host of problems, including flat spots on tires, batteries losing charge, and rubber components such as belts and wipers drying out.
Consumer Reports offers the following advice: “Drive the car at least once a week for 20 minutes or longer to ensure that the battery is charged. If you park outside, this will also provide a chance to wear the rust off the brake discs and keep the calipers from seizing by using them."
Taking even a short drive helps keep gasoline fresh and reduces possible corrosion.
“While in the car, check for any food, snacks, beverages, or disinfectant wipes that were left behind," Consumer Reports adds. "Also vacuum the carpet. These steps can reduce the risks of mildew and unpleasant odors from developing.”
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