Car care during lockdown: 4 top tips for keeping your motor in check
- 2020-04-23 07:00
- By openaccessgovernment.org
Since the implementation of lockdown was confirmed on 23 rd March, the reality for many in the country was one of considerably more free time. Now you have an extensive period of time where you can devote tender loving care to your vehicle, so when your return to the road does happen, it will be in the best condition it has ever been. Similarly, if you’re still using your vehicle over the course of the coming months for work or essential travel, then you’ll need to ensure your car remains healthy and keeps you safe too. Similarly, your tyres can be a cause for concern during the lockdown, with many people worrying that they will deflate if the vehicle remains stationary for a long time. Not only do they leave your car looking like it belongs in Scrapheap Challenge , it drastically increases your fuel consumption. In the event of a breakdown, services across the UK are continually reminding us to have an ‘emergency kit’ packed. Government advice recommends that when cleaning your car, to combat COVID-19 , it is essential to think of all the points which regularly come into contact with germs. We all know not to touch our face after we’ve been outside before washing our hands but, did you know, coronavirus can remain on car surfaces for up to 72 hours? Door handles, stereo controls, air conditioning buttons, the steering wheel, headrests, and windows are all definite focus points but, in reality, the car requires a proper Kim and Aggie style disinfecting — otherwise you could be placing yourself, and others, at risk. Scrub the wheel with a soft-fibre brush, removing all off the compounded dirt, before rinsing and drying with a microfibre cloth.