Dangers of parking your car for long

In circumstances where the car is parked for a long time, some parts of the tyres will rot thus becoming unsuitable for use. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • In most cases, the car will fail to start due to a broken down battery.
  • Tyres will deflate while some parts rot.
  • Cars tend to gather dust that fades away some of paint.

Many people, especially those that travel a lot or work in distant locations park their cars for a long time unaware of the damage they expose them to.
Martin Kaddu works with the UN in Ethiopia and he usually parks his at the airport when he is out of the country.
However, sometimes he finds a number of problems with his car especially when he stays away for long.
What are some of the parts that be affected if a car is parked for a long time?
Battery breaks down


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