Like many many others this previous spring, Candace Dim heeded Ohio’s pandemic-connected stay-at-residence orders and hardly ever remaining the household.

For many months, other than a number of speedy excursions to the grocery shop, Dark’s 2009 Acura TL sat parked at her Grandview Heights dwelling.

In late June, she decided it was time for a haircut for Apollo, her Yorkshire terrier.

Her motor vehicle, while, assumed or else.

“It wouldn’t start out,” Dim claimed. “So I experienced it towed to my shop (AAA Car or truck Care Plus in Grandview) and it turned out I desired a new battery and some alternator get the job done.”

The $550 lesson she uncovered? Autos are intended to be driven, and if they sit far too lengthy, they get uncooperative.

“Cars are like human beings, they need to physical exercise,” explained Adam Yost, a company adviser at Luke’s Automobile Body on the North Aspect. “They’re improved off when they’re employed and exercised than when they are not.”