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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Time to Get Moving!

Time to Get Moving!

Throughout the past several months, some cars have been sitting for longer than usual. The longer your car sits, the more risk there is of causing permanent damage or unnecessary repair bills. Of course, the age of your car, the condition of your battery, our climate and whether the car is parked indoors or out certainly matters. Here are the benefits of driving your car at least once every two weeks:

  • • Driving keeps the battery charged and prevents the engine and other mechanicals from drying out.
  • • Getting your car out and about at least once every two weeks prevents a dead battery.
  • • Regular driving, rather than simply idling the car, prevents tires from degrading and keeps all moving parts – like the transmission and brakes – well lubricated.
  • • Tires lose pressure over time. If a car sits for too long, the weight of the car will cause flat spots and require you to purchase new tires.
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