A global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has forced world governments to shut down the economy to prevent the spread of the virus. The current number of infections shows that today, on June 15, 2020, 8 million infections were recorded with 435,155 deaths worldwide. So, here are some tips to help you take care of your car while it stays at home for weeks and months:
Ensure that the vehicle`s windshield is kept in optimal condition
The car’s windshield is an integral part of its structure and plays a fundamental role in keeping the passenger cabin protected from external elements while traveling in the car. And the windshield helps passengers to be safe by playing a role in preventing the passenger area from collapsing onto the vehicle`s occupants.
However, if the windshield has cracks or chips in it, its protective function will be compromised. It is therefore crucial that you return the vehicle to a reliable and reputable windscreen repair service as soon as possible after the windshield was hit by and object that chipped or cracked it. When choosing a car glass shop, choose a reputable store, which is behind their production, and not just their products. Some auto glass companies only offer a lifetime warranty on the parts, not on their manufacture. While the most reputable stores stand behind their workmanship and offer lifelong guarantees for both. This is the case with Hamilton Auto Glass and other reputable windshield repair services.
Make sure your car is parked undercover
It is not good to leave a vehicle parked outside on the street or in your yard for an extended period of time. Sharp elements will damage the car’s exterior, as well as put extra stress on the windshield as it will expand and contract as the outside temperature rises and falls.
The sun`s hot rays will heat the car, and then as the external temperature cools down in the evening, the car`s windshield and other body parts will contract. This will result in weaknesses developing in the auto glass even if it is in pristine condition. And, any existing chips or small cracks will start running and develop into long tendrils that run across the glass from side to side.
Keep your car clean at all times
Leaving trash, especially food containers lying in your car for any length of time, will attract common pests like ants, flies, as well as rats and mice. These pests will then eat through the car`s protective rubbers, especially the rubber seals that secure the vehicle`s doors and windows.
The windows, including the windshield, will fall out if the rubber seals are eaten away. Not only will this scenario result in the need for costly repairs, but your vehicle will no longer be roadworthy. And, you will need to get the car fixed before you can drive it on the road again.
Prevent the car`s battery from any damage
It is important to remove the battery of your vehicle if you are not going to drive it for a long time. Otherwise, the battery connectors will more than likely corrode from battery acid leaks and rust. The battery will also discharge. So, you will need to replace the battery of your vehicle before you can start it when you need to use it again.