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Fayetteville, NC
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06/03/2020
Taking care of your car can be a drag, so you may forget all about it if you're not using your car. Unfortunately, your car will still need to be taken care of when you're not using it.



Car Care Tips for When Your Car Isn't Being Used

If you've basically stopped using your car, even if it's just for two weeks, you may think this means less wear. While this is true, you also have to take care of your car so that it doesn't get damaged just sitting there. Check out these tips to care for your car in these sorts of situations.

Charge Your Battery

Not turning your car on can lead to some trouble for your battery. Many people may not know that as they drive their car, their battery is also being charged. This means that while your car is parked and not being used, your battery won't get charged and will actually get drained. If your battery stays connected to your car, even if you don't turn your car on, it will still suck the power from it. In order to keep your battery charged, be sure to turn your car on for a few minutes every week. You can either leave your car idling or take it out for a spin. If you forget to do this, don't panic if your battery doesn't turn on. You may simply need to jumpstart it, so don't start shopping for a new battery just yet.

Move Your Tires

Another reason you'll need to keep your car moving is that your tires will benefit from it. Think about it this way, your tires carry the entire weight of your car. While your car is sitting in the driveway, only four little patches will be taking on the whole weight. Over time, these four little patches can start to flatten. This may not sound awful, but it can actually lead to damage to your tires. To prevent this, take your car out for a spin every week. This will get your tires moving and ensure that your car isn't resting on the same patches for a long period of time.

Get the Fluids Circulating

Your car's fluids will also benefit from your car hitting the road. While your car is parked in your driveway, your fluids will just be sitting there and settling. They can start to separate and go bad when they're not in use. Taking your car out for a short ride will warm up your car and get the fluids flowing. This will help them stay in better shape while also lubricating parts that can otherwise dry up. To ensure your car is able to stay in good shape, give it a synthetic oil change in Fayetteville. A synthetic oil like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil is a great option. You can find more products like this by contacting the oil pros at Huff Oil Group. Give them a call at (978) 259-5463 to get your questions answered or to place your order!

Clean Your Car

When you're not using your car, you may think you can skip the car wash. While the outside of your car may be fine for now, you should seriously consider cleaning out the inside. If you have old food containers in there or food wrappers, these can get moldy and make your car stinky. What's worse is that these can also lead to rodents turning your car into their new home. These rodents can leave feces all over not to mention, they can also start eating your seats, carpet, and even your car's wires. Because of this, it's important that you keep your car clean even if you're not using it.

Pick a Good Parking Space

Finally, if you aren't going to be using your car, do your best to find a good parking spot for it. If possible, leave your car in an enclosed space, like the garage so that it's protected from the elements. If you don't have an enclosed space for your car, look for a safe space to park it in. Avoid parking under trees that can lead to debris and sap covering your car. A car cover is also a great idea.

Give Your Car a Synthetic Oil Change in Fayetteville

Keep your car protected with a synthetic oil change in Fayetteville. To find a great oil for your car, contact the friendly oil pros at Huff Oil Group. Give them a call at (978) 259-5463 to learn more or to place an order. You can also stop by their online shop to browse their full stock of quality AMSOIL Oil products.
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