As we are all staying at home in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), you may not be able to get out and about in the car as much as you’re used to. Many will be wondering what to do with your car if you aren’t driving it on a regular basis.

What to do with your car, and how to maintain it, depends on how long you’re leaving your car idle. For example, you may be using it to top up on food and supplies or driving it if you work in an essential job or industry. But for many, you may not need or want to use your car for a lot longer, maybe even months.

Here are some commonly asked questions and answers:

How long can you leave a car without starting?
What happens if you don’t drive a car for a long time?
Is it bad to leave a car unused?
Can I leave my car parked for a month?
How long can a car sit before the battery dies?

Here are a few simple tips on how to keep your car lasting longer and ready to use when you need it again.

Leaving your car parked for up to a month
How to store a car for 3 months
Over three months
Getting back on the road

Arrange a full service once it’s running again if your car’s been standing for a long time.