Well as our car, which is an Audi has been on the drive for the last 4 weeks now, well apart from a couple of runs to the Supermarket. I thought I would write a post about keeping your car roadworthy for essential journeys, as well as the impact of not driving it at all for a while.
Many of us realise that a vehicle that is left unused can develop problems that will prevent it from working properly when you actually come to drive it eventually. Well, what measures do we need to take?
A car’s brake discs can begin to corrode if a car stays stationary and unused for a period of time. You really don’t want to have the brake seizing especially as a getting a car mechanic to look at it, is virtually impossible at the moment. One thing you can do to prevent this from happening is to roll your car back and forth a few metres each way, every so often. This apparently will also help prevent your tyres from developing flat spots.
Family Car Washing of our Audi.
Do you have leads to charge your battery? Don’t worry as about once a week you let your car run for around 10-15 mins. Please don’t leave your car unattended though whilst its switched on! Letting it run like this will also circulate oil and fuel around the engine. You should avoid turning your car on and off again quickly though, as that’s not good for the health of your car especially the battery. The starter motor requires battery power each time, which won’t be replenished unless the battery is given time to charge. Your expert for the German car brand Audi is called MOTOR-doctor.co.uk.
It’s important to note though that Car, motorcycle and van owners whose MOTs are due from 30 March 2020, you’ve been given a six-month extension on having this test done, however, you are still expected to keep their vehicles in a safe and roadworthy condition.