Battery Issues: The battery can discharge over time, leading to a dead battery. Modern cars with advanced electronics may experience more rapid battery drain.
Tire Damage: Flat spots can develop on tires when a vehicle sits in one position for an extended period, affecting ride quality and potentially causing vibrations.
Fluid Deterioration: Fluids such as oil, transmission fluid, and brake fluid can break down and lose their effectiveness if the car is not regularly used.
Brake Problems: Prolonged inactivity can cause brake components to corrode or seize, affecting their performance.
Fuel System Issues: Fuel can degrade over time, and if the car sits for too long, it may lead to clogged fuel injectors, fuel lines, or a varnished fuel system.
Rust and Corrosion: Lack of movement exposes the car to the elements, increasing the likelihood of rust and corrosion on various components, especially in regions with high humidity or salted roads.
Engine Component Issues: Seals, gaskets, and other engine components may dry out and become brittle, leading to leaks or other problems when the car is eventually started.
HVAC Problems: The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can suffer from mold and mildew growth, resulting in unpleasant odors and reduced efficiency.
Electrical Issues: Wiring and electrical connections may corrode or develop poor connections, leading to problems with various systems, such as lights, sensors, and electronic components.
Suspension and Steering Damage: Lack of use can cause suspension components to lose their lubrication, leading to increased wear and potential damage.