You may have a car that is strictly for weekend driving, or perhaps a car that you don’t use often. Paul Car Removal offers the following tips on how to maintain a seldom used car in Sydney.
Firstly, be sure that the car is thoroughly cleaned. This includes washing, waxing, and polishing. Get the underside of the car cleaned and all grime and gunk removed from it as moisture can cause it to rust. Be sure that once the car is nicely cleaned, you fill up the tank if the car will be stored for thirty days or longer. Also, consider adding a fuel stabilizer to the tank right before its full for cars that will sit for as long as three months or more.
Adding the stabilizer will help eliminate corroding of the lines and engine.
You’ll also want to check the air pressure of the tyres to be sure they are properly inflated. Temperatures change when cars are sitting for long periods, and the tyres can lose pressure. Inflate your tyres to the top of the recommended air pressure suggested by the car’s manufacturer; however, do not overinflate the tyres.
Also, check all the fluids like the engine coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield wiper fluid and top them off if necessary. It is also wise to consider having an oil change or doing it yourself.
When the car is being stored, it is important that it is covered. Get a car cover that fits your car so that the exterior is protected, moisture remains out, and the air is allowed to flow. As for the exhaust and intake pipes, be sure that you stuff the pipes with steel wool to be sure to keep critters out and from chewing on the pipes.
The battery of the car can be removed or remain in the car. If possible start your car periodically while being stored.