A Parked Car Still Needs Auto Care | Wichita Auto Care

A Parked Car Still Needs Auto Care | Wichita Auto Care

Auto care and repair service centers are essential businesses. Tracy’s Automotive is open to help you with all your auto care and auto repair needs.

Wichita – like the rest of the country – is being told to stay home these days. There are no trips to crowded places or even everyday trips to work for many most people. That means, of course, your car isn’t going anywhere, at least not regularly.

Although you might think that won’t impact your car, you’d be wrong. Even cars that spend a lot of time sitting need care and attention, so they’ll be ready to go when you are.

You should at least be concerned about the battery, tires, and brakes.

“How long you leave a car without starting can depend on the condition of your car’s 12-volt battery,” theaa.com says. “Most modern cars with a fairly healthy battery should last at least two weeks, without needing to be started up to re-charge the battery. If there’s any doubt about the condition of the battery, start it once a week just to be safe.”

Theaa.com adds, “Even if you haven’t driven for a while your car should be fine. If it’s been regularly started and run for 15-minute periods, the battery should work. The tire pressures should be checked and adjusted before driving. The brakes may have some corrosion on them, especially if the car was wet when it was parked up. Drive carefully and test the brakes as soon as possible. Make sure you use your brakes for the first few miles to clean off any corrosion.”

If your car’s battery, or any other system, wasn’t in great shape when you had to stop driving so frequently, then it’s wise to have a mechanic tune things up. That way, when you need your car, it’ll be there for you.

If you’re looking for a trusted mechanic to make sure your car will continue to run well, look no further than the reliable auto technicians at Tracy’s Automotive.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

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