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It's best to check over your car if it hasn't moved for some time, and even if you're still staying at home and leaving your vehicle parked up, these checks could help to prevent any mechanical issues in the long term. Image Credit: PA

The pandemic lockdown has seen thousands of cars up and down the country parked up and left to sit, while people stay at home and follow social distancing. While staying put makes total sense in terms of keeping each other and ourselves healthy, it's not as beneficial for our cars.

You see, cars don't tend to like being immobile for too long. Problems can arise from leaving a car parked up, meaning that when you do eventually get behind the wheel again there can be a higher chance of a mechanical issue arising - but there are things you can do to help.

It's best to check over your car if it hasn't moved for some time, and even if you're still staying at home and leaving your vehicle parked up, these checks could help to prevent any mechanical issues in the long term.