rEb8_XZcUQrBxBfG3wkSsHdRA0w February 2010 | TIPS FOR YOUR CAR l cartips2u

Preserve your 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 trickletype 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 inlet.


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