Winter Storage

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  1. canadianzed

    canadianzed Veteran Member

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    I get the underside,in doors and rockers etc. liberally (rust-checked/ krown) oiled so it creeps into all the nooks and crannies, wash and wax, then park in the unheated garage with car cover till spring. what's the point of starting it every so often?- just causes condensation, short warm up nothing rotates (axle, trans, rotors)
    Been doing "not much" for years and so far no problems in the cold Canadian climate.
     
  2. Teamchevy

    Teamchevy Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'm just parking mine for the first time. Basically added Stabil to the gas, topped it up and ran for awhile. It's now parked in the garage until spring, unless we get a warm spell and I have time to work on it. I used to own a Vette and would just park it in a garage until spring. No major issues in the spring, just charged the battery before trying to start. I did lay down some plywood to help keep the moisture from the concrete from hitting the underside. I was told this would help. I guss I'll see next year! :)
     
  3. theflash

    theflash Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's all I've ever done. 6 months is not considered long term storage. I see no reason to put a car up on jack stands either. The only advice I have heard lately is to put some race gas in the tank, since it doesn't degrade like the crap we get at the pumps now.
     
  4. serpent710

    serpent710 Veteran Member

    My prep list

    ................Oh yeah, I don't have one. It's 76 and sunny here :cool: Sorry guy's, it seems like alot to do to store ur car.
     
  5. Damon23

    Damon23 Veteran Member

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    I'm very thankful for where i'm at. It does get cold no doubt but no snow. It is nice to take it out when it is like 35-40 out and let the heater work. The cars love the cold air.
     
  6. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Wax it, change the oil & filter, add stabil to the gas, and cover it.
     
  7. Keizer

    Keizer BANNED

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    I'm always messing with mine, so it never really gets stored. I bought a good car cover for it, but I have yet to use it.
     
  8. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is what I've done now for over 20 years with my Camaro and it likes it. Remember, cold storage is good for the car. Norhing including the gas deteriorates in the cold.
    Storage in hot weather is hard on the gas and all the plastics in the car.
     
  9. jroach

    jroach Veteran Member

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    ya but the salt is auto enemy numero uno
     
  10. krabben1

    krabben1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thats a good one.I got squatters coming in apparently now.
     

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