A few of you on here may have purchased your 5thgen and drive a beater during the winter months since the Salt yall use up north on the roads is not car friendly. I found steps on the internet that 5thgen owners are taking and figured if yall do store your car and dont do some/one of these it may help you in the long run
1) Make sure the gas tank is at about 1/2 and put seafoam in it, drive the car for 5 miles, than put Sta-Bil in the in the tank, drive to gas station, fill it up and take it home (or to storage location).
2) If the car is close to an oil change make sure you do it before storing the car, if you have more than a couple thousand miles left there is no need for it.
3) Clean the car and put a fit car cover on it (for garage storage) unless you are using a heated garage in which case you wouldn't need this. If you are storing it outside make sure you have a weatherproof car cover.
4) Either (a) hook up a battery tender or (b) disconnect the battery.
5) Not required but is good if you remove the wheels and leave the car on 4 jack stands (for indoor storage).
6) If using a battery tender start the car once every month for 10-15 minutes.
1) If your going to be storing your car either somewhere outside, or in a garage that isn't sealed well/is opened up during the winter months, than it's recommended that you use a clean rag in each tailpipe in case of rodents or something else climbing into it and stuffing it. Also if your going to do this put a sticky on the steering wheel to remind you to not start the vehicle without removing the rags.
2) Do not set the parking brake, if it's a manual leave it in neutral.