Don’t ignore your vehicle! 5 ways to prevent auto troubles as your car sits idle

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The good news is that with people not driving as much due to stay-at-home orders, they are spending way less money on gas, and when they do have to go to the pump, prices have plummeted to lows not seen in years.

But there is a bad side to cars sitting in the garage or driveways all the time: Damage can actually be done to your vehicle even when it is not being driven.

There are tow truck companies and automobile repair shops still open in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, should there be any issues that arise, but it’s still better to avoid scenarios in which your idle car ends up needing repairs.

Here are five tips to avoid problems that can come up with sitting vehicles:

Make sure to run your car every once in a while.

This is likely happening with people still going out to grocery stores or other essential businesses, even if sequestered at home.

But just in case a car isn’t being used or a two-car household has turned into a one-car household where the other vehicle is just sitting idle, running the car is still vital.

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