If COVID19 has affected your travel habits, like working from home, utilizing shopping delivery services, or avoiding usual visits or vacations, it’s possible your car may need some attention to keep it in sound mechanical condition. Some of the more common issues encountered with extended sitting are dead batteries, rusty brakes, even mice. Yes, mice! Here at Octane Garage we have seen several cases over the last year. They make their nests in hidden, inaccessible places and apparently they enjoy chewing on wires. So good advice is to keep up driving your car regularly, even short trips on the weekends can avoid some of the problems that can occur from sitting idle for too long. If you have a case of “CARVID”, need some regular maintenance or just a checkup call Octane Garage for an appointment at (732)509-9911. Stay safe!
CARVID - (kar-vid) / noun, slang:
A condition experienced by vehicles which have been sitting idle for extended periods of time due to COVID19. Vehicle problems developing from lack of regular use due to the pandemic’s changes to travel and commuting habits.