- What are the damages that can occur if I don’t use my car regularly”
- How can I properly store my car if I don’t want to use it for months?
Unused vehicles: How often should I drive/ride my car in other to prevent damages?
Firstly, it is scientifically established that if you leave your car sitting without using it for a long period(like One month or more) can result in a long time damage to the car. Similarly, if you don’t use your car for even two weeks without settings some actions in motion, you may meet a car that will refuse to start(due to a flat battery).
To now address the question, you need to use your vehicle at least once per two weeks to keep it in top form. Anything outside this, you must take some special storage measure to prevent any damage to your car. Note: if your battery is bad, you must use your car at least every 3 days or change your battery. Another exception is for those leaving in an extremely cold climate. Summarily, don’t allow your car to sit idle for more than 3 weeks come what may.
Unused vehicles: List of damages that can occur as a result of you not using your car regularly
Unused vehicles kill the Battery
This is the first victim. It depends on the health of the battery. if your battery is already near its end, not using your vehicle for just two days can make it go dead. Also, even if you disconnect the battery, it cannot retain all the juice inside forever and it will drain eventually. This will reduce its life. But you need a battery maintainer to charge the battery if you won’t drive for more than 2 weeks. Charge battery once a week with the maintainer. Car batteries are very delicate in that they suffer significant damage even if drained only a few times in their lifespan. So never let them drain!