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Tips for Maintaining an Idle Vehicle

Tips for Maintaining an Idle Vehicle

We understand that these unprecedented times may have many staying home and not using their vehicles as often. While some believe that not using your vehicle doesn't do it any harm, idle vehicles actually do require a certain amount of maintenance in order to protect their integrity.  The reason why idle vehicles still need to be maintained is that certain fluids and components benefit from being circulated and powered on. For instance, you can't skip an engine oil change just because you aren't driving your vehicle. Idle engine fluid can actually get dirty and contaminated with moisture, which can cause engine parts to corrode when you begin driving your vehicle again.  Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to vehicle maintenance for idle cars:  Make sure that you are starting up your vehicle at least once a week, and letting the engine run for a good 15-20 minutes.    Get your oil changed on time.    Always leave ... read more

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