Restart Unused Car After Coronavirus Lockdown

In an attempt to contain the spread of the contagious pandemic coronavirus (Covid-19), Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the nationwide lockdown till May 03, 2020.

While this is a necessary step at the moment to find the deadly virus, there are concerns among the car owners that their car might not start after remaining out of use for so long. The concern is valid as by being not in use, the car’s battery might get drained or the tyres can become underinflated:

So, here we bring to you the tips which you can use to restart your car after the coronavirus lockdown is over:

  1. Check Car’s Engine Oil: Before trying to start your car, check it for oil leakages. Also, check if the oil level of the engine and increase it if required.
  2. Check Car’s Coolant level - The car’s cooling system removes heat from the engine with the help of the right amount of coolant present in it. Thus, before starting your car, do check the coolant level for the engine to work efficiently.
  3. Try Jump-starting Car - Even after being unused for a long time, your car’s battery would not be drained out completely, thus, If your car does not get started in the first two attempts, do not keep trying to start it. Continuous efforts to start the car can completely drain the car’s battery. Thus, try to jump-start the car by connecting its battery to another vehicle’s battery.
  4. Check tyres for air pressure - The car’s tyres are vulnerable to lose air over time, thus it is imperative that you check if the tyres are properly inflated for a smooth drive.

Besides, applying the above-mentioned tips remember to drive safely as due to the lockdown, it might take you a bit to set your hands again on the steering wheel. Thus, drive safely by following the traffic rules.

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Disclaimer: This article is issued in general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.


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