Do you have a vehicle that just sits in the driveway?
It could be a spare car, obsolete from a move to a walkable neighborhood, or simply just not as necessary since the switch to working from home.
No matter the reason, stagnation isn’t good for any vehicle. Here are four good reasons to drive your car, truck, or SUV at least once a week.
1. Keep fluids and moving parts lubricated
All cars, trucks, and SUVs are designed to be driven regularly to keep all moving parts lubricated and fluids in the engine bay flowing. Driving your vehicle at least once a week will allow you to catch any issues sooner rather than later, and help save you money overall.
2. Extend your Battery Life
The battery life on a car will drastically diminish if the vehicle is not being cranked and driven often. Especially in the colder months of the year, it is important to charge the battery by running the car or putting the battery on a deep cycle trickle charger. Driving the vehicle for just 20-30 minutes a week will further the life of the battery and help it recharge. This is maintenance that is essential unless you enjoy purchasing expensive batteries often!
3. Disrupt Nesting Creatures
Several types of insects and small animals will at times use your sitting vehicle as a new home. Driving your vehicle at least once a week will disrupt this process from occurring, and potentially prevent serious issues within your engine bay. If a small animal chews your vehicle’s wires, you could face an expensive repair bill at your local automotive repair shop.
4. Avoid Flat Spots or Bulbs in Tires
Vehicle tires can be expensive depending on the type of car, truck, or SUV that you have. When a vehicle sits for periods of time, it can cause the tires to develop a flat spot, bulb in the sidewall of the tires, or even begin to dry rot if over a longer time. It is best to drive your vehicle once a week to keep the tires fresh. Even moving the vehicle around in your driveway can extend the life of the tires.
Following these four steps will help you save money and keep your vehicle in drivable condition. Not following these steps can reduce the safety of your vehicle and make your car, truck, or SUV cost you money while it just sits in your driveway.
If you own a used car, truck, or SUV that has been sitting for a while, or if you want to avoid any potential costs associated with your vehicle sitting for a while and are ready to sell it, contact us at Get400More.com! We make selling your vehicle simple while paying you more money than other car buying services and dealerships. The best part is, we come to your driveway and there is no need to even leave your house!
How Does Get400More.com Value My Vehicle?
When speaking to one of our local buyers, we will ask for the following information:
- Are there any warning or check engine lights on the dash?
- Are there any cosmetic issues with the interior or exterior of the vehicle?
- Have you received an offer that we can try to beat by an average of $400?
- What city is the vehicle in?
Our buyer will ask these questions as well as gather a few other pieces of information to evaluate the worth of your vehicle. We do not use online algorithms because we know what you deserve for your vehicle in today’s market.
How Do I Get a Quote for my Vehicle?
It’s simple! Just contact us by calling 1 (844) 400-MORE or live chat with us through our website. We will gather the information mentioned above and get back to you shortly afterwards with our offer on your vehicle!
How Does the Process Work if I Accept the Offer?
Once you accept our offer we will come to you at your driveway, your work, your bank, or wherever it is best for you to meet. We will inspect and test drive your vehicle and confirm our offer. Once the offer is confirmed, we will have you sign our paperwork and write you a check for the vehicle. Best of all, there are no holds on our end with the check so you can easily and quickly access your funds.
Why Sell My Vehicle To Get400More.com?
We are proud of our 5-star reviews on Google and always look forward to providing every customer with a Five-Star experience! We also guarantee more money for your vehicle backed by our More Money Guarantee.
We look forward to hearing from you when you are ready to sell your vehicle that is just sitting in your driveway and taking up space!