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Old 24 Apr 2011, 10:25 pm
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Default Preserving car during long-term storage

If you are not going to use your car for more than a month, store it properly to prevent unnecessary damage and repairs upon your return.

• Fill the gas tank to help prevent condensation from accumulating in the gas tank. Add a fuel stabilizer and drive the car around a bit to distribute the additive to engine parts.

• Wash and wax the car thoroughly to protect the finish.

• Place a vapor barrier on your garage floor. A 4-mil polyethylene drop cloth will do.

• Disengage the parking brake to help avoid brake corrosion.

• Put the car on jack stands to take the weight of the vehicle off the wheels and tires.

• Disconnect and remove the battery to keep it from draining. Place the battery on a trickle type charger. Or periodically drain the battery, using a small light bulb, and then recharge it with a low-volt charger.

• Plug the tailpipe with a rag to prevent moist air from infiltrating into it.
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Default Re: Preserving car during long-term storage

A short, clear, good number of points about long term storage.
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