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Why its important to get a car sitter

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When youíre away travelling for a long time, youíre probably going to be leaving your car parked somewhere for a long time. And while it may seem like a good idea at the time, long periods of inactivity can have a negative effect on your car. Already popular in Europe, car-sitting is something that is picking up in the UK. So why is it important?

It keeps your engine running

Your carís engine is almost like your body, a system of parts and organs that work together to get the car moving. When it stops, then a lot of the fluids and components can start to settle, meaning that the dirt and grime that accumulates in the carís engine can start to build up. This can cause real problems when you start using the car again, leading to breakdowns and expensive repairs.

By having someone car-sit, they will be using your car sporadically across your holiday, meaning that when you return, your car is going to have been active and ready for use.

Are you protected?

Car-sitting companies will come with insurance that will cover your car against any damage while it is being used. So, you donít have to worry about any damage to your motor.

You will have to be more careful if you are asking a friend to car-sit. Make sure they have their own car insurance and that it covers them for the use of a car other than their own.

You can make some money

Car-sitting companies can also offer you the chance to hire out your car while you are away. Like with a normal hire car company, your vehicle will be insured and protected against any damage. Plus, you will make some money, as your car is used by another person or family.

published: 24/07/2018 16:03:36

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