Spending More Time At Home? Here Are 4 Simple Ideas To Stay Active And Keep Your Car Ready For The Road In The New Normal

Remember to clean and disinfect your car inside and out too!

We’re now coming to about two months of staying at and working from home. This means that we have been spending a lot more time being home with commutes out of the house being kept to a minimal.

By being at home more, it is also easy for us to fall into sedentary habits. Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Malaysia (Bosch AA) shares four simple ideas to make the best use of our time at home by staying active while maintaining our cars in the best condition possible and clean to ensure that our cars are safe to make essential trips during this time as well as be ready for the road when we start commuting freely in the new normal.

  • Exercise by washing your car inside-out
    Being confined at home doesn’t mean you don’t get any physical activity in. Get some exercise by giving your car a good wash inside and out by cleaning, vacuuming and disinfecting.

    Remember that we use our cars to get our essentials and it is easy to overlook that cars receive the most human contact. Hence, it is even more important now to wash and clean it to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

    It is highly recommended to use disinfectant wipes or solutions to wipe down the interior especially the door handles, steering wheel, radio, AC buttons; places you are in constant contact with.
  • Staying at home = flattening the curve + (maybe) a flat car battery
    Minimizing human contact and practicing social distancing by being at home has not only successfully flattened the curve in Malaysia but may have also caused a flat car battery due to the reduced need and use of our cars. However, letting your car battery go idle, can potentially shorten its lifespan.

    Fret not, Bosch C7 battery charger comes in handy when you have an exhausted car battery. It keeps your car battery active and helps maintain your battery at ready-for-the-road condition so you have one less thing to worry about your car when the situation goes back to the new normal and we start commuting with our cars a lot more. If you’re unsure on whether your car battery is weak, check out this video to learn the signs.
  • Exercise peace of mind with shopping therapy
    Staying home for an extended period of time can be a tough endeavor for most people. For shopaholics, it’s a bigger pain. At times like these, perhaps what you need is some retail therapy. Thanks to e-commerce, shopping can be done online and the goods delivered right to your doorstep!

    Take this opportunity to check on the wear and tear of your car parts and shop for new ones if they are worn out. With the on-going rainy season, we suggest shopping for a reliable pair of wipers as clear visibility is crucial when driving in the rain. Besides having a clear vision, a good cabin filter is equally important to ensure clean air in your car cabin as well as prevent your windshield and windows from fogging up inside the car. You can easily get them on Shopee – https://bit.ly/2HjDA9C.
  • Disinfect your baby car seat
    Since our cars receive the most human contact from essential trips, remember to disinfect the baby car seat and ensure that it is clean and sanitized.

    Use warm water and mild soap that is baby-friendly to wipe down the harness, frame and buckles. Then, with a clean cloth remove any soap residue followed by a disinfectant wipe. Wash the covers if they are washing machine friendly but avoid using a dryer as it can compromise the shape of the covers!

    You can check out this video on some simple How-Tos in maintaining and cleaning a child car seat done by Bosch AA in collaboration with Sweet Heart Paris.

Let’s make good use of our time at home by being more productive and by doing our part in keeping our cars clean and well maintained. This is so when we are able to freely drive on our roads, our cars will give us a safe and smooth drive.

Izzat Shaharelhttp://allcarschannel.com
Being an adrenaline junkie, Izzat has always had a passion for cars. From a compact to a supercar, he doesn't discriminate and judges based on merits. Being in the automotive industry for the past few years, he's an aspiring automotive journalist and has been making Youtube videos since May 2019.

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