10 Tips and Tricks to Maintain Your Car During the Coronavirus Lockdown

By Product Expert | Posted in Car Care, F.A.Q., How To, Tips and Tricks, Used Cars on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 11:08 pm
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How Much Should You Drive Your Car During Coronavirus Quarantine? 

Are you stuck at home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area during the COVID-19 lockdown? Are you ordering food from your favorite restaurants? Have you been using Instacart to get the groceries you need? If that sounds about right – chances are you are not doing much driving in your Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Not only is it a shame to not drive that automotive masterpiece, but sitting idle for too long can have a negative impact on your car, truck or crossover and many drivers want to know – how much should you drive your car during Coronavirus quarantine? Find out with Autos of Dallas! 


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How Often Should You Drive Your Car? 

An extended amount of time stuck in your driveway will take a toll on your battery, will waste fuel and can have a negative impact on other mechanical elements of your car. Even when you are stuck at home amid this Coronavirus lockdown, it is important that you drive your car 5-10 miles per week to make sure your battery stays charged and your engine stays lubricated. Stretch your legs this week and take your pre-owned BMW 5 Series out for a drive on the highway to get your engine running at higher speeds – speeds above 50 mph will benefit your vehicle’s engine health. 

Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Coronavirus Quarantine Car Care 

Are you out driving your vehicle once a week during the Coronavirus quarantine? You can still do more. Do not let your prized automotive possession waste away in your driveway with this list of 10 tips and tricks for automotive maintenance during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  1. Drive Your Vehicle Once a Week 
  2. Use a Trickle Charger at Home 
  3. Park in a Smart and Safe Location 
  4. Fill Your Fuel Tank 
  5. Do Not Use the Parking Brake 
  6. Use a Car Cover 
  7. Wax and Seal Your Car to Protect Paint 
  8. Stick to Regular Automotive Maintenance 
  9. Check for Rodents 
  10. Do a Quick Walkaround When You Start to Drive  
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How much should you drive your car during the Coronavirus quarantine? Make sure you keep your vehicle up and running with this quick list of Coronavirus quarantine car care tips and tricks by Autos of Dallas. Find a pre-owned luxury car that will fit your budget and lifestyle today when you visit the Autos of Dallas inventory!

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