How Long Can a Car Sit In Your Garage?

Going on a trip soon and need to leave your car? Many car owners do not think about prepping their vehicles before leaving for extended periods, but it is wise to know what damage can occur to your car while you are away. Weather and the condition of your car can be major factors when determining where to park your car during your trip.


If you are parking your car in direct sunlight for extended periods, here are some things that can happen:

*Exterior weatherstripping dries out – allowing water to leak into the vehicle

*Leather steering wheels begin to crack

*Shape of the dashboard may warp

What will happen to my tires and batteries?

If your car is not driven frequently, your car battery may only last a few days, but it will vary due to car brand and age. After a few days of parking your vehicle, the tires may begin to develop flat spots which can cause irreversible damage. 

Our Recommendations

As long as you plan accordingly, your vehicle should be fine. Try to park your car inside and never leave it parked for longer than 2 weeks. However, if you plan to be gone longer, look into local home watch support to ensure your car is cared for properly.

Home watch can help ensure that your vehicle will be driven to recharge the battery, properly ventilate the car, and keep the tires in good shape. Along with regular upkeep, they can assist with car preventive maintenance by taking your vehicle to car repair facilities. 

Do not forget about one of your most important assets, your vehicle. Especially since hurricane season, starting June 1st, is right around the corner. Protect your vehicle with our quality auto care services. Our team is trusted, trained, insured, and bonded with five-star reviews from our amazing clients. We're proud to offer our services and be here for you. Get in touch today by calling (239) 360-3605 to make your auto care plans with our team.