Take Care Of your Car
Can one be called a gearhead in true sense without knowing his/her car inside out?
Some important conversations that motorheads generally have are-
What is the power? What is the torque? Is there any turbo lag?
Why does my car smell like it is overheating? What tyres do you use? Where is the best place for servicing?
At this time- how can I keep my car away from carrying coronavirus germs?
Here comes the expert answers,
Smell could be coming from a radiator or heater hose, a failed intake manifold gasket or cylinder head. It might be coming from a leaky radiator cap or the radiator itself, especially if you smell it outside the car. A strong odor inside the passenger compartment probably means a bad heater core and the list goes on and on.
Yes, the unattended car can be a safe haven for corona virus germs, if someone sneezes while driving, someone accidentally spat on the car. It may or may not be, but it’s advisable to be prepared- for yourself and your family as well.
The roads are beckoning but I can’t go on a drive now
This blog is dedicated to the car lovers and the due care one has to take during lock down.
For a person like me who loves driving, keeping my car idle for a long time is unfathomable and the consequences of an unattended car may lead to serious damages.
But the question remains “can we take our car for a spin during this time?” The answer is a strict “NO”.
As a precaution for our cars, we should take utmost care to ensure that it is in the best of conditions.
Seldom in our lives, have we seen the roads so empty but as responsible citizens we need to hold to our horses till the time we sail through this. Even though the empty roads are tempting, this is the worst time to hit the roads considering adherence to govt’s policy and personal safety.
How to take care of you car?
- Batteries can run down
- Rats can chew through your wires
- Tyres can lose their inflation
- Brakes and wheels bearings can jam
- Fungus/Mustiness/ foul smell inside the car
What To Do?
- Start your vehicle every 2-3 days, let it be in start mode for 5-10 minutes
- Put down the glasses for 5-10 mins, this will allow fresh air come in
- Clean the interiors of car once in a week
- If you have a car cover keep it covered so that it is saved from external scratch.
- Wheel maintenance
- Oil care
- Spark Plugs
- Don’t cancel your vehicle insurance
Last but not the least, It’s of utmost importance to take measures to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus while driving, for you and for your family’s safety.
Give your car a nice scrub before disinfecting.
These include door handles, the rear-view mirror, the gear lever, infotainment and dashboard controls.
Most importantly, wash your hands.
It is always imperative to keep your cars clean for the following benefits:
There are a number of reasons for keeping your car clean. It can boost the vehicle’s resale value, prevent corrosion and rust, protect the paint and finishes, and remove allergens from ventilation system. The list goes on and on. But one reason we don’t often hear is that a clean car provides a number of psychological benefits.
Stay Safe and Don’t Drive Now!
Special thanks to One Step Solution, Hengrabari, Guwahati, for the special inputs. If you are in Guwahati, we recommend you to avail their services.
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