If your daily commute around Branford has been mostly or entirely done away with because of COVID-19, you've probably been enjoying the lower gas bill and less-frequent oil changes. It's important to understand, though, that just because you're aren't driving your vehicle as often doesn't mean that you don't need to maintain it. In fact, if you want to ensure that your vehicle is ready to provide reliable transportation when life gets back to normal, being intentional about maintenance is an absolute must.


One of the most important maintenance items to check-off is to ensure that you maintain the proper air pressure in your tires when you aren't driving your car. If one of your tires has a slow leak, it will lose air pressure even if it's not driven on. If your tires' air pressure gets too low, you could cause unnecessary wear and tear on your tires when you do venture out for essential errands. It's also important to have your tires regularly rotated at Brandfon Honda so that proper tread wear can continue.


Your vehicle battery is not a static component. Due to batteries' chemical nature, they need to be changed from time to time to ensure that they can provide enough power to start your vehicle. Therefore, if you're not driving your vehicle at all, it's important to start your vehicle every few days and let it run for a few minutes so that the alternator has a chance to charge your battery. If your vehicle is in a garage, be sure to open the garage door before starting this process. Of course, if your battery does die, you can stop by our dealership for a quality replacement battery to help you get back on the road.


If your vehicle sits for an especially long time in Branford, your vehicle's fuel may start to become stale. This could lead to poor engine performance that could require a visit to our service center. Therefore, it's a good idea to add a fuel stabilizer to your vehicle's fuel so that it maintains its potency and doesn't begin to separate into components that don't result in combustion.

To prepare your vehicle for long-term storage or to have it inspected after its been sitting for a while, feel free to schedule a visit to our service center today.

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