Importance of Maintenance Even When Driving Less

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Hyundai Importance of Maintenance Even When Driving Less

The Importance of Maintenance When Driving Your Vehicle Less

During times when you’re driving your vehicle less, you may think that routine maintenance isn’t necessary since you aren’t racking up the miles on your odometer. However, just because your car is parked doesn’t mean you can forgo important maintenance to keep your car, truck, or SUV running smoothly. While you may not be reaching a mileage milestone for service, there are parts within your Hyundai that are negatively affected by time. Our technicians at John Amato Hyundai recommend particular maintenance to keep your vehicle operational and safe for the long haul. Even when your vehicle is parked, consider taking small steps now so you can avoid large, costly repairs later.

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What Type of Damage Can Time Cause to My Car if it is Parked?


While you may not be hitting mileage checkpoints or increasing wear and tear from driving, the following issues can occur over time:

  • Your battery slowly drains. Without recharging it through frequent drives, it can die, leaving you stranded when you’re ready to drive again.
  • Your oil can deteriorate over time, which can cause issues for your engine.
  • Rust can develop on your brake rotors when they aren’t used.
  • Flat spots can develop on your tires, on the spot at which your tires meet the ground.
  • Your tires can lose air pressure over time.

Steps to Keep Your Vehicle Healthy During Periods of Less Driving


While leaving your car parked and idle over time can cause issues, there are some simple steps you can take to keep these problems at bay. Our technicians at John Amato Hyundai provide the following recommendations:

  • Have your oil changed at least every six months, regardless of your mileage.
  • Take a short drive at least once every two weeks to ensure your fluids are still being circulated throughout your vehicle, your car battery is charging, and your tires are rotating. If you cannot do so yourself, ask someone you trust to take a quick drive around the block.
  • Top off your gas tank to prevent condensation buildup.
  • If you can’t store your vehicle in a garage or under a car cover, don’t park under a tree. This helps keep harmful debris, pollen, bird droppings, etc., off of your vehicle.
  • Do not engage your parking brake.
  • Check under the hood frequently for rodents and subsequent damage.
  • Before driving in inclement weather, check your windshield wipers to ensure they are working properly.

Our Technicians at John Amato Are Here to Assist with Your Auto Needs


When you’re ready to get back on the road after an extended period of less, or even no driving, you can count on us. Located in Milwaukee, WI, we can thoroughly inspect your Hyundai to ensure it operates smoothly and safely before you start driving more. You’ll have the peace-of-mind that your car, truck, or SUV has a clean bill of health. If any concerns are noted, our technicians will explain them to you and provide their recommendations. If a repair or replacement is needed, we use genuine Hyundai parts and accessories, so you know they will be suitable for your particular vehicle. Schedule an appointment today with our service department, and enjoy our recently renovated facility, which offers shuttle service and complimentary drinks and snacks for your convenience and comfort.

 
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