DAPURPACU – As a result of the implementation of the Emergency PPKM, which is estimated until early August, vehicles will park longer. Even though the engine is off for a long time, it doesn’t mean it’s good.
It could be in the silent condition, there may be problems with the vehicle. Therefore, it is mandatory to check several components, which you can do yourself at home.
According to Samsudin, Aftersales Support of PT Astra International – Peugeot, a car that is idle for too long or is rarely used does not mean its performance is getting better.
“Especially if he stays in an open area that is at risk of being directly exposed to the sun or rain. The effect is that the car body will look dull, the components will rust and become a den for rodents,” he explained.
It’s good in this condition to spend time monitoring the condition of the vehicle. Especially in open areas, it is advisable to diligently wash the car, such as the entire car and under the tires.
Also check the condition of the area around the machine if you see traces of rodent nests such as rats. Because this type of animal is prone to damage components, especially electricity.
Warming up the engine and taking the time to run the car is also recommended. You don’t have to go far, just in the residential complex area. This must be done, the goal is to normalize the tire tread profile that has been idle for a long time.
“For example, if initially the tire tread is in the lowest position, it must be rotated. So that the profiles of all car tire treads remain round, meaning they don’t burn,” explained Samsudin.
Other advantages of running the car for a moment are also many, including being able to directly check the function of the car’s brakes as a whole, whether supported by the ABS system or not.
Even the power steering function if there are obstacles can be immediately felt. Samsudin said that this trick can also monitor the function of the battery and other electrical components.
“Such as headlamps, fog lamps, twilight lights to turn signal lights. Don’t forget to also monitor the function of the wiper, power window as well as the audio system,” he added.
He explained, the advantage of running a car at close range can also see the condition of the tires, especially the air pressure. Understandably the old car does not run usually wind pressure is often reduced.
If it is reduced, the car can go directly to the nearest inflatable outlet to check. Do not forget to free the handbrake position and get used to propping the wheels.
“To find out what the ideal tire pressure is, you can usually look at the left side of the car body. Precisely the area inside the driver’s door,” he concluded. [dp/MTH]
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