Looking after your car during lockdown
Car Care and Coronavirus
How to stop your battery from going flat
Your battery will lose charge as it sits idle. Start your vehicle once a week and let it run for about 20 minutes. This will allow the battery to maintain charge during extended periods where it isn’t being driven.
It's also a good ides to turn on the Air Conditioning, switching between both hot and cold.
How to protect your tyres
How to protect the exterior
If you can, park your car in a covered area to protect against bad weather and sun damage. Keep your car washed and clean and use a protective wax to protect the paintwork from the elements.
And if you have a cover… use it.
How to stop your brakes from sticking
A car’s brakes can seize up if they remain on for too long with the handbrake being especially prone to this. Moving the car helps and if you have a garage and can do it safely, you might try leaving the handbrake off and using tyre stoppers to keep the car from moving.
While you're running the engine, gently pump the brake pedal a few times to keep the brake pads free from the wheels.