Your safety and health are important during these uncertain times. It is not a good idea to find yourself stuck on the sidelines with a car that won’t start, has a smoke engine, or has a fan belt that is broken. These vehicle breakdowns can be a nuisance in normal circumstances but could have more serious consequences during the Coronavirus pandemic.
You don’t want to be forced to call roadside assistance or towing service. We are trying to avoid being in close proximity to others. You don’t want to be stuck in a tow truck cab, in a garage for repairs, or without a vehicle in an emergency.
If your car needs to be left with a mechanic, ensure that they disinfect it before you get back in your car. Make sure you have disinfectant wipes on hand when you pick up your vehicle.
- Interior and exterior car door handle.
- Steering wheel
- Blinker controls
- Radio Controls
- The release handle for the center console
- A/C controls and air vents
- Hood release handle
Make sure to clean the backseat!
If you need extra reassurance, knowing your car is in top shape will help you get on the road.
Are your children bored at home? Take a drive. As you drive down the road, younger children love playing “I-Spy”. Adults and older children love to play. For a special treat, take a drive-thru trip. Make your outing enjoyable and fun for everyone. Your daily, the short drive should be something that the children enjoy. Let them decide the destination and what game they want to play in their car.
Do you have older children at home? Maybe now is a good time for them to learn how to change their tires or check their oil. These are essential skills that every car owner should know. Invite the whole family to your driveway for a car wash party if the weather is good. You will be a blessing to your car and you will have a wonderful memory of being together in these difficult times.