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  1. latheesh K
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  3. Tuesday, August 06 2019
Hello I bought a car one year before,my usage is very less totally 3000 km it rans that too once in a month only,but every week I used to start the vehicle.Its a petrol model of Honda City 2018 model.
My question is if car is not used regularly will it cause any complaint to the car?
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Hello,

As you know car build up of mechanical items and for it to remain in best condition is to drive in regularly.

Its best to drive in atleast once every 15 days for 20 odd Kms a minimum - this will only help in retaining the car in best and is ideal and engine can reach its operating temperature.

If car been driven for short distance trips only, say under 7 kms and occasionally then its something called as Stress condition and in that scenario engine will never reach its operating temp. Still if that condition is what in then its recommended to prepone engine oil replacement every 6 months as a best practice.

Some of the common limitations for a car parked idle for months
> Keeping the car parked / idle in for long develops fuel carbons in the oil, which makes it acidic.
> The Engine when remains shut for such a long period - Oil Molecules tends to break up and would rather be harmful for engine.
> Fuel Contamination would likely happen
> Bacteria Formation in AC would also likely happen been usage would be so limited

Also - recommended to get Fluids (Engine Oil & Oil Filter, Brake Fluid, Transmission Oil, Coolant) changed as what recommended based on owner manual, even if not looking for complete servicing - this will only help in retaining car in best shape

Hope should help !!


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