Whether you’re a parent, a student, or a working professional who’s returning to work in person, there’s one major adjustment that you may have to make this fall:

Chances are that you’ll be driving more often.

Here’s a checklist you can use to ensure your car will be ready for the road when you need it.

Your COVID Driving Checklist

Item #1: Check Your Battery

If you haven’t been driving much during the pandemic, your car battery might have less juice in it than you think. Why? Because even if your vehicle is sitting in your driveway, your car still has electrical components in it that can drain your battery. Before you jump back into the daily commute, you may want to check your charge.

Item #2: Assess Your Oil Levels

In order to run smoothly, your engine parts need to be lubricated by oil. If you drive your car while your oil levels are low, you can quickly find yourself doing serious harm to your vehicle.

Item #3: Make Sure You Have the Right Tires

If your car hasn’t been driven for an extended period, there’s a solid chance that your tires will have more pressure on them than they before. Now is the perfect time to either pump up your tires or buy new ones.

Item #4: Your License

When you haven’t driven for a while, it’s easy to forget about keeping your license updated. That’s why it’s important to find out when or if your license is expiring.

Item #5: Your License Plate Stickers

For those who let their cars stay in the garage during 2020, keeping license plate stickers up to date is another task that it would have made sense to put off. When will they expire? Have they already expired? Before you hit the road, you’ll want to make sure that your stickers are where they need to be.

Item #6: Update Your Insurance

During the pandemic, you may have opted to save on your auto insurance by not insuring one of your cars. If you haven’t taken out a new policy in a while, this might be a good time to speak with an Oracle RMS insurance professional about your auto insurance options.


As you spend more time on the road, it’s important to make sure that you, your loved ones, and your vehicle are adequately protected as you travel. Request a free auto insurance quote through Oracle RMS today.