The current lockdown scenario is taking a toll on our physical and mental health, everything is in danger, and we don’t know when this situation will come to an end. Staying at our homes is the best thing we can do right now to keep ourselves and others safe in this pandemic scenario. It has been a long time since we have heard the sweet sound of our car’s engine and the adrenaline rush we used to get by being behind the wheels. So, we still need to protect our wheels when it is on a complete shutdown; and How to do it? Let’s seek an answer for that.
Disengage The Handbrake
It is a natural habit of ours to engage the handbrake whenever we park our car, and it is a good habit. When the car remains on a shutdown, and if the brake is on the engage mode for a long time, it can make our cars undrivable through the drums or a heavy chance that the brake pads will get stuck to the discs. So, we need to engage first gear whenever the car remains shut for a long time.
Parking your cars indoors, like in the basement or a garage, is the best idea when it has to be parked for many days. Parking the cars indoor will save them from direct sunlight, wind, rain, etc., which can cause harm if left engaged for a long time. If an individual doesn’t have an indoor place to park their cars, they must get a cover for the wheels, a good one that will perfectly fit the model of the car.
Maintenance of Battery
The battery of a car is a simple component and also an important component. And we must take good care of the battery. Applying Petroleum Jelly or grease on the terminals will work as a shield and prevent rusting. When the battery is left unused for a long period of time, it has a high chance of dying. So, it is advisable to turn on the ignition after some days to keep the battery healthy, and in a scenario like this, this process must be done periodically. Maintaining the battery is the way to keep your car healthy. The more you will take care of the battery, the more the car will take care of you.
Checking the tires and maintaining the correct tire pressure level will protect the tires from flat spots and cracks. Investing in a good-quality infiltrator will definitely help you to move in a time of emergency.
Fuel Tank at Maximum
None of us ever thought in our worst nightmares that we will get stuck in a pandemic scenario like this, where leaving our houses will become an impossible task. So, nothing is impossible, and an emergency can knock at our doors anytime. When it does, and if you come to know that the fuel is running low, it can make the emergency turn into the worst scenario.
At a time like this, we never know when a medical emergency will hit us. Therefore, filling up your tank before you park is the smartest idea in a time like this.
Human beings are messy, and keeping the car’s interior messy is also a natural habit. Most of us ride our cars for many purposes in our daily life, be it going to the office, leaving the kids to the schools, hanging out with our friends, going on a road trip, and many more. We also have food, drinks, and other beverages in our rides, and most of the time, the packets, wrappers, bottles, or coffee cups are left behind in the car. When we use it daily or regularly, it is okay to remove them when we notice them.
During a time like this, it is important to check our cars for leftovers and to clean them. Otherwise, it can give stains and bad smells when kept for a long period of time. So, it is important to clean our cars before parking them for long.
At the end of the day, we all are human beings, and it’s natural that we will make mistakes. So, after doing everything, it is important to check everything once again for the last time. The overall check will let us know if we had made any mistakes, and if we have, then we can improve it. A small mistake can turn into our worst nightmare in a time like this, and we must take every step to prevent it.
Machines are always in need of good and constant care. It is said that “the more you will take care of your machines and gadgets, the more they will take care of you.” When a car remains on a shutdown mode, it is important to do periodic checking. It will let us know if anything in the car goes wrong after we had checked for the last time. If we fail at the periodic checking, the car can show some ill behavior the next time we drive them.
We don’t know when this lockdown situation will come to an end, and it can be days or months and maybe a year or two. And I’m sure those of us who own a car are waiting eagerly for the day when the pandemic situation will come to rest; we will sit behind the wheels, and with the sweet sound of the start of an engine, we will once again go on a ride, and the cars will become our escape room from the lockdown. But, till then, taking good care of our wheels is the most important thing which we must keep in our mind. As we say, “We are all in this together,” and this includes our cars too. So, be safe and take very good care of them.