In order to avoid a widespread spread of the coronavirus, extensive Exit restrictions arranged, making more and more people nearly permanent are at home. This may be beneficial for containing COVID-19, but by no means for the condition of the car. After all, due to the restrictions, it is used less and less or only used on shorter distances, such as for shopping. This allows Damage arise on the vehicle, but can be avoided. As? Tuningblog explains this in the following article.
Incorrect parking leads to damage to the stand
Um Stand damage You should take some precautions to avoid in the event of long idle times. That goes for the car battery, which brakes and the tire. You should also ensure adequate protection against external influences so that no moisture develops inside the vehicle. If the vehicle is in a garage, for example, it is advisable to only engage the gear (drive position) and not to apply the handbrake. This can prevent sticking, especially in the damp winter time. However, since the brake discs are still rusting, the first journey after a long period of inactivity should be undertaken particularly carefully and the brake system "braked free" become.
Short journeys damage the car battery
As mentioned earlier for many Short haul become routine. However, these are by no means beneficial to the health of the car battery concerns. This is because it is heavily used when you start the engine, but it cannot “regenerate“Because the drive to the supermarket or the bakery around the corner is far too short. Then there are the other consumers such as that Radio, seat heating, auxiliary heating or even the Air conditioning. That is why it is important to maintain the batteryso that it lasts as long as possible. This can be done with one Car battery chargerwith which the energy that has been used over a short distance can be recharged. However, the battery does not only discharge while the vehicle is in use, but also when it is stationary for a long time and is not moved. You should therefore permanently connect the charger to the battery if it is not used for a longer period of time: If the charger is with a conservation function is equipped, the battery is continuously supplied.
Unpleasant smell from the air conditioner
If the air conditioning is permanent can not be oder aber not very long is put into operation, an extremely unpleasant odor emerges from it after a while: the air conditioner smells. The reason for this are bacteria and molds im vaporizer the air conditioning. Not only does it smell ugly, it is also harmful to your health in the long term. Such microbes develop quickly, especially if the device is not used for a long time. You can get through that Disinfection counteract, for which there are special means with which the air conditioning disinfect easily yourself. However, it is hardly possible stink to prevent from air conditioning. The only thing you can do is turn on the air conditioning a few minutes before the end of the journey deactivateso that the evaporation of condensation water can be prevented, which at least counteracts the formation of bacteria and mold.
With little use, the maintenance of many vernachlässigt. However, in order for the vehicle to function optimally, it is inspections and oil change which is why you shouldn't put off such appointments for too long. Not least because you can visit a workshop while observing all hygiene measures (AHA rules) despite restrictions. If you have a relatively new car, ignoring inspections can cause you Lose your guarantee. Since the wear increases with constant short trips is a regular oil changes extreme important. This is recommended every 12 to 18 monthsregardless of the mileage of the vehicle. Also the procrastination of TÜV appointments is not particularly advisable, as the security of the vehicle is checked during the appointments and a two-month overdraft will result in a warning and 20% surcharge at TÜV (Complementary examination) brings with it. Before you go to the workshop and after you have received the car again, you should also have your car disinfect.
Flat tire from standing
If the car is stationary for a long period of time, the weight is pressing one-sided on its tires. This can cause the gum to grow deformed. One speaks of a Stand plates. If it is only slightly deformed, it will resolve itself automatically over the first few kilometers. If the deformation is severe, the tire must be replaced. If it is foreseeable that the vehicle will be parked for a longer period of time, it is recommended to use the Increase air pressure. If the vehicle is stationary for several months, special ones are suitable Tire protectors who. Air cushions or Tire cradle. The most complex variant is certainly to jack up the vehicle completely and thus relieve the tires.
Porous rubbers and body damage
Depending on the vehicle, a wide variety of rubber parts are installed that are not used for a long time brechen can or at least porous will. This also includes cuffs and seals. If the components are easily accessible, they should be treated with silicone spray, talc or other suitable before a longer break Treat care products.
Dirt or salt residue on the body
Generally one should use the vehicle regularly clean. This is a matter of course, especially in winter. If it is foreseeable that the vehicle will not be used for a long time, dirt or salt residues should be on the body before parking remove thoroughly. If the vehicle is outside, a new wax seal can be used as protective layer be helpful against water and dirt. Depending on the storage location, a cover sheet with a ventilation function can also help.
particularly long service life
Regardless of Corona, it can be for a variety of reasons especially long Downtimes come. If the vehicle is even deregistered, it applies before starting up again various points to consider. The following components should therefore be used again after a long period of inactivity necessarily checked will. If possible from one Specialist workshop or a Test organization like TÜV or DEKRA:
- Toothed belt - check / replace cracks
- Check that the motor can move freely
- Check / replace brake fluid
- Check / replace engine oil
- Check / replace brake hoses
- Check / clean / replace tires
- Check / replace oil and fuel filters
- drain and replace fuel if necessary
- Check / clean / replace air filter
- Check / clean / replace brake
- Rust removal / replacement of rusted components
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