Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Advice on how to keep cars that aren't used very often from rotting

asked by on

I have a truck and a Jeep that I don't have time to drive very often. I use staple, siphon and fuel and do all the routine pre-drive check. Can I do more to keep it from rotting while sitting?

A: Yes, it depends on how long the car is goin...

Yes, it depends on how long the car is going to be sitting. Your tires could possibly go bad. A lot of weight is sitting on the tires. It's a good idea to once in a while jack up the tires and then turn them 180 degrees so they are not sitting in the same place. Put a trickle charger on a battery so that the batteries don't go flat. Keep them full of gas too because if they are full of gas, the gas tank doesn't have too much air so there's not going to be too much moisture.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I'm getting new tires installed but I can't afford an alignment for a week. Is that OK?

You should be fine. If you aren't having a problem with you steering veering to the left or right excessively, or a wear and tear problem then you will be fine. Even if you are having problems with the front...

Q: Will a gas tank from a 1998 silverado fit my 2000 chevy silverado?

The main issue to consider in this case would be the length of the bed on each truck. The 78" (short bed) is the same on model years 1998 to 2000. The same goes for the 96" (long bed). As...

Q: The car slides when driven on bumpy roads

Hello. If the vehicle has aftermarket wheels on it then they may have the wrong offset which will cause this. If the wheels are original then the rear suspension needs to be checked for worn parts. If the suspension is...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...