How to take care of your vehicle during a lockdown

As we all practice strict health guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid 19, taking care of our vehicle is equally crucial for its wellbeing. Letting your car sit for an extended period of time can be quite harmful and incur unnecessary repairs and maintenance costs. Here are some easy steps to follow to help your vehicle stay healthy during a lockdown or while you work from home.

1. The Three-in-one Fix

Take your car for a drive around the neighborhood once a week.  This will help recharge the battery, lubricate the moving parts of the vehicle and give the tires a good workout and help them combat any flat spots or tire pressure.

2. Lubrication is the key

Good quality engine oil? Definitely.

Engine oil + Anti friction metal guard? Better choice.

Combine an anti-friction metal treatment with your choice of engine oil to fight friction and minimize damages caused by wear and tear. EZI Anti-friction Metal Treatment does all that plus it protects the quality of the engine oil for a longer period of time which means you can easily extend the filter service cycle and also double the engine life. What’s best? It doesn’t drain out even when the engine is inactive and therefore will minimize wearing out during ‘dry start’/ ‘morning start’. Learn more

3.  Some stretching exercises

Open and close all doors, boot and bonnet. Roll down and roll up all windows, Move the seats back and forth, operate outer rear-view mirrors etc. Turn on other functions such as A/C and lights and check indicators to see if anything needs your attention.

4. Full Tank

Yes, you have nowhere to go. But emergencies can always happen. So keep your fuel tank sufficiently topped up and use a good fuel treatment such as Soltron to prevent contamination with moisture and sludge build-up. Soltron enhances and protects fuel quality, helps maintain a clean fuel tank, fuel pumps, plugs, and nozzles. Therefore the fuel tank doesn’t need to be checked or cleaned later on. Learn more

5. Pick a suitable parking spot

Did you know that parking on soft surfaces like grass or dirt road can cause moisture to settle on the underside of your car and form rust on its metal parts? Therefore it would be ideal to park on a pavement to avoid such problems. If your car is exposed to the sun, cover it with a car cover to protect its exterior.

6. Wipers off the windscreen

Do not keep wipers stuck on the windshield for too long. This might create permanent marks on the screen. Raise the wiper blades or place a wrap under the blades to safeguard your windscreen. Clean the wiper blades before you head out in your car.