If Your Car Isn’t Going Anywhere During the Pandemic: Some Maintenance Tips

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Just because you’re not putting miles on your car now as you routinely do, doesn’t mean you should ignore simple maintenance during a time when many of us are working from home, says AAA Northeast. — an announcement from AAA Northeast

Like most of us nowadays, your car probably isn’t moving as much; and depending upon how long your vehicle sits, things can happen: dead batteries, stale fuel, rusty brakes, even critters nesting in vehicle nooks and crannies, says Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “For those of us who have time to catch up on things we’ve overlooked or ignored in the past, now is a good time to get ‘cranking’ on car maintenance,” said Mayko. AAA Northeast offers these simple tips to keep your vehicle running properly during extended off-road periods:

Fill your tank and add a gasoline stabilizer to help extend the life of fuel and prevent the buildup of condensation. Inflate the tires to manufacturer recommendation to prevent flat spots.