Sam Abuelsamid ... Staying in shape

Episode 1684 (22:02)

Sam Abuelsamid

If you're not going to be driving for an extended period of time, several weeks, or months, there are important things you can do to make sure your car is kept in good driving condition. Check your air pressure once a month. Drive around the block a few times a month just to keep the tires moving. This will prevent the tires from having "flat spaces" where the air leaks and flattens the tire slightly. Check your oil to see if it's nice and clean. Start it up once a week and run it for 5-10 minutes to circulate the fluids and charge your battery. You can also use a "trickle" charger to keep the battery exercised.  But the best thing to do is to go for a ride once a week. That'll keep your car happy. 

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