Not as many North Carolina drivers are on the roads due to the Coronavirus-mandated quarantine. While you're staying safe inside your home, your Subaru stays put in your garage, driveway, or nearby parking lot. Since you're not operating your vehicle nearly as often as you normally would, you may wonder how often you should be driving during the quarantine. To maintain battery functionality, you should be taking your Subaru out for a ride at least once a week.

Importance of Driving During Quarantine Conditions

Between commuting to work, running errands, and attending group outings, your Subaru Forester had gotten used to daily trips around the Gastonia and Charlotte areas. Now, with the mandatory stay-at-home restrictions, there are few reasons to leave your house. However, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't. Without regular travels, the state of your car battery will weaken in your Subaru Legacy. To keep it charged, we recommend the following driving habits:

  • Take drives in your Subaru car or SUV at least once or twice a week.
  • Make sure that you drive around in your vehicle for at least 10 minutes.
  • Travel on the highway so that your car experiences those higher speeds.

Whether it's making a trip to the gas station, stopping by the grocery store, or cruising around your neighborhood, these weekly drives are crucial to the functionality of your Subaru Impreza. If you do find that you have a dead battery, you can bring your vehicle to the certified service department at Tindol Subaru in Gastonia, NC. We can resolve any issues that the quarantine caused for your Subaru Ascent. You can also tackle other routine repairs during this time, such as tire rotations, oil changes, and brake inspections. We're sanitizing our Subaru service facility daily to protect our staff and North Carolina customers.

We understand that these times have been tough due to the temporary shutdown of many companies, schools, and local businesses. However, it's still important for you to get out and about in the Gastonia area. For the sake of your sanity and reliable performance in your Subaru, be sure to plan 10 minutes or more of driving at least once a week.

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