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Old 03-03-2009, 04:31 AM   #1
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just a fast stupid question lol is not driving a car enough bad for it?


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How much are you talking about? As a general rule low mileage usage won't hurt anything, as long as the gas doesn't go stale. The tires need to be rotated to prevent flat spots, as well as the drive belts. And if the car is parked in the sun, I'd turn it around every month or so. And the oil needs to be changed every year or so. Driving the car every month or so would help out, as would charging the battery

Those are ideal conditions. But I only drive my '85 P/U a few times a year.....and it's been running ok for at least 10 years like that. I've got a little solar charger permanently attached to keep the battery charged.
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well i drive it every once in awhile just not far i got my 06 focus in November 07 with 1,600 miles on it and i just barly turned over to 10k miles today, took it to the dealership and got a tune up on it before warranty ran out and the guy about passed out when i told him the year and mileage
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^^^^^Nothing to worry about at all. You put 8k on the car in a little over a year. That's only a little under the average in the USA.
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that's perfectly fine. or at least for my mom's car it is
she has a 2004 camry she bought new in 2004 and as of right now it has like 15XXX miles on it
Plus it has been sitting in the driveway for maybe a month recently and it starts up every time

I've had my Focus for like 4 months and already topped half her 4-5years
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