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    Default Car standing since start of lockdown

    Afternoon gents
    my daughters car has been parked in the garage since the beginning of lockdown
    what maintenance must she have done IRO
    fuel in the tank
    cooling system
    all lubricants
    what else must be looked at
    it is a 1400 VW citistorm
    your advise is appreciated
    thanks
    Grant

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    Default Re: Car standing since start of lockdown

    Tyres

    Brakes-test before driving.
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    Default Re: Car standing since start of lockdown

    If it were me, Id pump the tyres, jump start, and drive.
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    check licence disk.
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    Default Re: Car standing since start of lockdown

    Charge battery, start , keep revs low , pump tyres .
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    Default Re: Car standing since start of lockdown

    Depending on your sense for adventure or rather safety since it's your daughter who will be going back on the road, a full service including all oils and other fluids, check breaks, tyres and wheel bearings.

    It has been standing for a year, maybe you can afford to be stranded alone next to the road at night, but your daughter can't.
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    Default Re: Car standing since start of lockdown

    Not a train smash if it was looked after mechanically. Take her around the block a few times until the fan kicks in and pay particular attention to the cooling system - check by the radiator and on the inside of the car and make sure that the carpets are not wet.

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    Default Re: Car standing since start of lockdown

    Many cars stand for way longer periods than that at distributors, dealers, panel beaters and auction houses. We as the public buy these cars without flinching or caring how long they have been standing.

    Check fluids, pump tires, do brake test and inspect visually. Drive as normal.

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