A sales fleet driver had been following the stay-at-home order in their state, and called our mechanics needing help. A few weeks ago, their car was running just fine. Now, the car wasn’t starting.
In this case, our mechanic talked the driver through the process of jump starting their car. It had been quite some time since the driver had jumped a car, and they couldn’t find a set of jumper cables in their house. Because the driver was uncomfortable and unable to jump start their vehicle, we dispatched a tow truck to their house. Now, the driver is safely back on the road.
Unfortunately, sending a tow truck to jump a vehicle can cost around $100. These unplanned expenses can quickly add up, and can be easily avoided.
When it’s time to start driving again, the last thing you’ll want to face is an engine that won’t start or tires that have gone flat. Here’s why those two problems can happen when your vehicle is not in use and an easy way to fix it.