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How Long Can a Car Sit Without Being Driven?

How Long Can a Car Sit Without Being Driven?

The world today looks a lot different than it did 6 months ago. Social distancing and limiting our interaction with others may have left your vehicle sitting untouched for days or even weeks at a time. While it may seem harmless to not use your vehicle, the truth is a car sitting without being driven isn't always a good thing. There are certain ways that you can both store your vehicle properly and take care of it while being idle that will prevent you from having to deal with a dead vehicle when you need it.  A car sitting idle starts to have issues after a few weeks if it remains untouched, with a few contributing factors considered. Ideally, you want to start up your car at least once a week and drive it around for a good 20 minutes to help recharge the battery and get the fluids running.  Let's look at some of the components that can suffer when your vehicle is left untouched for an extended period of time: A battery can slowly lose charge after a while, especi ... read more

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