How to Care for Your Vehicle While It Sits Idle

It may sound obvious, but cars are meant to move. If they go too long without being driven, they can start to develop problems that range from mildly inconvenient to potentially dangerous. Thankfully, there are a few easy signs to keep an eye out for and some simple ways to care for your vehicle while it sits idle.

Potential issues

What issues your car develops while inactive depends in large part on how long it sits still. If you haven’t driven in a while, you may find that the battery is dead or the tires are deflating. The simplest way to prevent either of these issues is to take your car for a spin every week or two, if possible.

Over longer periods of time, more serious issues can crop up. For instance, if your car isn’t driven for long enough, some fluids can separate, and components that are meant to be lubricated can sustain lasting damage. Similarly, if your brake rotors don’t move for an extended period of time, they can start to accumulate rust and eventually permanently harm the brakes.

Simple solutions

The cure for nearly all of these problems is to keep your car in motion, preferably for at least 20 minutes every two weeks. Of course, if the issue is more serious, you can always bring your vehicle in for service.

If you want some more advice on how to care for your vehicle while it sits idle — or if you’re in need of repairs or maintenance — don’t hesitate to give us a call at Kevin’s Royal Auto in Cooperstown, New York.

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

The 2019 Hall of Fame Weekend is coming soon to Cooperstown, featuring a full weekend of celebrations to honor new inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Here at Kevin’s Royal Auto of Cooperstown, we’re especially looking forward to these three events.

PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith

On July 19, attendees can take part in PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith. The event features two hours of personalized instruction from tried-and-true baseball legends. Participants will receive a personalized photo and enjoy breakfast in the Hall of Fame’s Plaque Gallery.

Parade of Legends

The Baseball Hall of Fame Awards Presentation takes place July 20. Afterward, the Parade of Legends will take place on Main Street. Current Hall of Fame members will ride in trucks provided by Ford. Staging for the parade takes place at Doubleday Field, and fans are welcome to attend the awards presentation.

Induction Ceremony

On July 21, the Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place at the Clark Sports Center. This year’s inductees include Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina, Edgar Martinez, and Roy Halladay. After the induction ceremony, the new Hall of Fame members will take part in a Legends of the Game Roundtable, answering questions, sharing their experiences on and off the field, and much more.