Providing professional tire and vehicle maintenance services with up to 52 service points in 150 provinces of Turkey under the umbrella of the Michelin Group, Euromaster has listed the maintenance and protection measures for the vehicles that remained stationary with the decision of closing for 17 days. Referring to the periodic checks that should be carried out for vehicles frequently pulled into garages due to the pandemic that has been going on for more than a year, Euromaster; He emphasizes that attention should be paid especially to the tires, batteries and brakes.
Providing professional tire and vehicle maintenance services under the umbrella of the Michelin Group, Euromaster draws attention to the issue of maintenance for vehicles that are parked for a long time or used very little during the pandemic period with the Covid-19 outbreak. Euromaster has listed the protection measures for vehicles that will continue to remain inactive, following the recently taken decision to close. Following the end of the shutdowns, the following suggestions are among the things that should be done in order to avoid problems when the vehicles hit the road again:
Check tire condition and pressure
The tire pressures of parked and unused vehicles should be checked once a week and brought to the correct pressure values. In vehicles that have not been used for a long time, the physical check of the tires should be done before starting the road and it should be determined whether there is a problem or not.
Charge your battery by running
In vehicles that are not operated for a long time, the rate of battery discharge is high. Once a week, 15 minutes of operation of the vehicle increases the battery charge. In addition, before the vehicle sets off, it should be ensured that the battery connections are tight and do not rust.
Turn on your air conditioner
Operating the vehicle air conditioner for ten minutes at least every 15 days will minimize the risk of air conditioning system malfunction.
Make sure the brakes do not stick
In vehicles that are not operated for a long time, there is a risk of brake pads getting stuck - to stick to discs or drums. If it is possible to drive, 10 minutes of driving once a week will prevent problems in this area.
Renew the wiper blades
Since the wipers are made of rubber, there is a risk of sticking to the windshield when not used for a long time. During the stay at homes, wrapping the vehicle wipers with cling film or similar material prevents problems in this area.
Pay attention to the parking area
Vehicles; It should not be parked in a way that is constantly exposed to the sun or exposed to precipitation such as rain or hail. If there is no parking possibility in the closed area, covering it with auto tarpaulin and airing the vehicle once a week provides protection against external factors and corrosion. If the vehicle is in a closed area, it should be in a place protected from factors such as moisture and insects.