Don’t Ignore Your Car!
Over the last few years, working from home has become the standard for many professionals across the nation. If you’ve recently found a job working from home, congratulations! The lack of a commute will surely be welcomed, but it could potentially mean your vehicle won’t get the attention it needs. Instead of letting it fall into disrepair, we suggest you take a few steps to keep it looking as good as ever.
Cover It Up
The sun is one of the most damaging culprits of your vehicle. If you habitually leave your car uncovered, it’ll wreak havoc on your paint, upholstery, and tires. The solution? Cover it up! Store your vehicle:
- In a garage
- Under a canopy
- or cover it with a tarp to protect it from damage, such as scratches and rust.
Keep Up Your Maintenance
Cars left stationary for long periods are more prone to mechanical issues such as poor performance, flat tires, and the like. One of the best things you can do to prevent this is to drive your car for at least a few minutes every few days. This will prevent your battery from losing charge and keep the internal mechanisms in motion and lubricated. Additionally, we recommend you continue running routine maintenance and tune-ups as if you were regularly driving.
Keep It Clean
If your car is to remain outdoors (even if it’s covered), it’s in your best interest to keep it clean. Dust, leaves, and other impurities can potentially damage your paint job. If the car sounds like too far of a trip, even a simple rinse with water can help keep scratches at bay.
Protection When It Matters
Car insurance matters at all times, even if you’re not driving your vehicle regularly. If you’re looking for better rates or an insurance company that won’t leave you hanging when it matters, give Pronto Insurance a call. Our insurance agents are here to answer your questions and help you find the policy that best fits your needs.