Throughout Toronto, people are staying at home to keep our city safe. That means that many vehicles are sitting unused for long periods of time, which can affect their performance and condition. If this describes your vehicle, consider these tips on how to take care of your Toyota while it sits idle.
Check its tires. When a car sits too long in one spot, flat spots can form on its tires. This is caused by the weight of the vehicle flattening out parts of the tires’ rubber. To avoid this, regularly check your car’s tire pressure and consider taking a quick trip around the block to keep your tires healthy.
Think about the exterior. If you don’t have a garage, make sure you’re taking extra measures to protect your car’s exterior. While sitting outside, your vehicle’s paint job can accumulate pollen, bird poop, tree sap, and more. A waterproof car cover is a good way to keep it looking good.
Consider your battery. Your battery can discharge when it isn’t used for a long period of time, which means you could need a jump start the next time you drive. To prevent this, plug your car into a battery tender or disconnect it entirely.
For more information on how to care for your idle vehicle, get in touch with our experienced service staff here at Downtown Toyota.