5. Give it a clean before putting it away

After a relatively mild winter in terms of weather, you’d be forgiven for thinking your vehicles paintwork has survived unscathed. There have still been a good 4 months of grit and loose tarmac flicked up though, and you’ll want to get rid of this sooner rather than later. If you’re going to leave your car to sit for the duration of lockdown, we’d advise giving it a wash first to prevent the paint from corroding.