How to care your car during the lockdown

Parking/Storing car for long durations is sometimes challenging; we have listed a few key points which may help you prep your car for long-term storage.

1. Choosing the right place:
The first and foremost thing to consider while parking the car is choosing the right place. You will need to choose a place that does not have pests and rodents as they may damage the wiring of your car.

2. Sanitizing the car & surroundings:
The second most important thing to do before parking the car is doing some housekeeping activity around the car, this includes cleaning the surroundings and keeping rat poisons underneath the car. Spray rat repellant on the engine bay so that rodents don’t eat-up the wiring.

3. Cleaning the car:
Prior spraying rat repellant, it is best to clean the car interiors and wash the exteriors so that there is no dust accumulation in the car. Especially if there are any water stains or bird droppings, it needs to be cleaned away as it may damage the paint.

4. Covering the car:
It is always a good idea to cover the car so that there is no dust accumulation, try using all-weather covers so that the paint is protected from all-kinds-of weather including sun, rain, and snow.

5. Tyre inflation:
Before parking the car, ensure that the tyres are properly inflated, cars parked for long-duration tend to damage the tyre by leaving cracking of the sidewalls or creation of flat spots. If possible jack up the car so that tyre is not making contact with the ground, if not ensure the tyres are properly inflated.