Bradley Jando | Wednesday 1st April 2020 2:31pm
Following the Coronavirus outbreak, it seems a strange world outside at the moment, and the majority of the country is finding that their normal daily routines have been turned upside down! The current government advice to stay at home unless strictly necessary means that many people are not currently using their cars as often as they normally would.
Despite people using their cars infrequently, this does not mean that car checks should be neglected; in fact, they are now more important than ever. Performing regular checks on your vehicle’s core components and developing good maintenance habits can help to ensure that your car keeps functioning properly. Here at Kwik Fit we have compiled a list of crucial safety and care tips which will help to ensure that your car is working as it should be when the time comes to use it again:
When left unused for periods of time it is not unusual for a car battery to go flat, which could leave you unable to start it again. We've also compiled some tips and advice on how to prevent a flat battery during lockdown.
Regardless of lockdown status, it is important that any cars being used on the road are up to safety standards; your insurance could be invalidated if you are involved in an incident and your vehicle is deemed as not being up to safety standards. In the interest of safety, we will still be providing MOTs during this period. If you have an upcoming MOT it is useful to check your car in advance to make sure you are prepared.
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Although the above checks will help to keep your vehicles in working order as much as possible there will still be times for some drivers when professional help is required to keep your car running. Should you still need to visit us for essential repairs and maintenance we are continuing to keep our centres open where possible. It is advisable to contact your local centre in advance before visiting and we urge customers to please avoid visiting for non-essential matters until the lockdown is lifted.
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