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This article brought to you courtesy of Karen Johnston of All About Automotive, Gresham Outlook Insider Automotive Expert.

Karen Johnston

We are in an unprecedented time with the Corona Virus Pandemic and it just doesn't seem to end. Since we aren't driving our cars to work, and are definitely not going out for entertainment, we can experience some unexpected complications with them. What is the best way to keep our vehicles in while sitting in our garage or driveway?

The fuel in your vehicle is usually good for about 6 months, but if it is sitting more than 30 days, it does not hurt to add a fuel stabilizer to the tank so the fuel will not loose its volatility. Also, keeping the tank full will help reduce moisture accumulation caused by fluctuations in the weather.

Your battery may be in use even when the ignition is off. Driving or at least running the vehicle for 15 to 20 minutes each week will keep a good battery charged up. There are chargers or battery maintainers that can be hooked up to your battery while it sits, but do not overcharge the battery. Solar powered battery charge maintainers can be a much better option and are safer for the consumer.

With weather fluctuations the tire pressure can change and you do not want a flat tire or driving your vehicle with a low tire pressure can cause damage to the tires.

Lastly, we would recommend spraying your vehicle with mouse repellent spray, natural ones with peppermint essential oils can help deter little rodents that cause damage to interiors and under the hood. They love to chew on wiring, too.

Stay safe and healthy. Happy Motoring!

All About Automotive

139 N.W. 2nd Street

Gresham, OR 97030

503-465-2926

www.allaboutautomotive.com

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