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post #1 of 19 Old 10-27-2011, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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6 month winter storage

Any suggestions for a 6 month cold winter storage with no power?
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If your not going to move it then place it on 4 jack stands and let the suspension hang loose. This will prevent your tires from going out of "round". While it up if you have the chance start in up about once a week.

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Storing your car on jack stands is bad for the suspension. Flat spots on tires of this day and age is a myth.. starting the car weekly will do more damage than good. Creates condensation in all sorts of bad places. A good battery can sit for at least one year and still start fine. A tender is recommended but you have no power. If it's in a place where mice may get at it do whatever you need to to keep them away. Look on the net for that one. They love to chew on wiring harnesses that are costly to replace. I have been storing cars in WI for for years and have never had any issues doing as described. One dead battery but it sat for two years before it was moved. The care has 2500.00 tires and run perfectly true after sitting two long years. I just moved to FL no more storing for mwaa.

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Storing your car on jack stands is bad for the suspension. Flat spots on tires of this day and age is a myth.. starting the car weekly will do more damage than good. Creates condensation in all sorts of bad places. A good battery can sit for at least one year and still start fine. A tender is recommended but you have no power. If it's in a place where mice may get at it do whatever you need to to keep them away. Look on the net for that one. They love to chew on wiring harnesses that are costly to replace. I have been storing cars in WI for for years and have never had any issues doing as described. One dead battery but it sat for two years before it was moved. The care has 2500.00 tires and run perfectly true after sitting two long years. I just moved to FL no more storing for mwaa.
I'd have to agree. Leave the battery disconnected, and you should be fine. Or better yet, remove the battery and put it in your home. The tires will get flat spots, but will disappear within the first couple miles of driving. Make sure you have good somewhat clean oil in it. Depending on how cold it will get, make sure you have at least a half tank of gas, fuel stabilizer wouldn't hurt either. And if you have OnStar active, call them and put your car on winter storage, they will keep the basics on it (theft, etc), drop the rest, and not charge a dime for 6 months (if I remember right).
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Storing your car on jack stands is bad for the suspension. Flat spots on tires of this day and age is a myth.. starting the car weekly will do more damage than good. Creates condensation in all sorts of bad places. A good battery can sit for at least one year and still start fine. A tender is recommended but you have no power. If it's in a place where mice may get at it do whatever you need to to keep them away. Look on the net for that one. They love to chew on wiring harnesses that are costly to replace. I have been storing cars in WI for for years and have never had any issues doing as described. One dead battery but it sat for two years before it was moved. The care has 2500.00 tires and run perfectly true after sitting two long years. I just moved to FL no more storing for mwaa.
Ok for me, I have had flat spot tires that I had to replace, I also get some "small amount" of bump/rumble when it get cold here in FL with both my Camaro and Honda as the tires warm up it goes away.

As for hurting the suspension, I beleive that would be personal preference. If it will hurt the suspension please enlighten me.

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Once mine does go into storage I park it on foam blocks. No flat spots.


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I'd have to agree. Leave the battery disconnected, and you should be fine. Or better yet, remove the battery and put it in your home. The tires will get flat spots, but will disappear within the first couple miles of driving. Make sure you have good somewhat clean oil in it. Depending on how cold it will get, make sure you have at least a half tank of gas, fuel stabilizer wouldn't hurt either. And if you have OnStar active, call them and put your car on winter storage, they will keep the basics on it (theft, etc), drop the rest, and not charge a dime for 6 months (if I remember right).
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Tiers will get flat spots but if you place concrete blocks w/wood blocks under
your suspension, its not going to hurt your camaro & lay the tiers on top of
each-other if you like but not needed, as long as they barely touch ground.
Check all of your fluids & top them off, including your fuel, use "Sta-bil" for
your fuel, its a mix / fuel stabilizer for your fuel, one of the best IMO,
I would recommend driving a few miles to get it to mix real well w/the fuel
in the tank & fuel system before storage.
Your Anti freeze should be checked after the first yr & checked each season
regard-less to the owners manual, its better to be safe then sorry, IMO,
use straight anti freeze & not the pre-mixed ones, when filling/topping off
each season, after 3-4yrs its best IMO to test your anti freeze & make sure
the fluid is right to your region / area, (percentage of protection) is critical /
important IMO.
Oh.. if you live in freezing (35deg's or colder) area's I do recommend you
remove your battery and take it in to a area where its warm IMO.

Ohh.. yea.. some people tend to forget to top off the windshield W. fluid
most people will put in water, in the summer & most people will not think,
to use premium fluid for their area, it can freeze, because they forgot.



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I do not know where the storage building is at, but I live in town. This last season I had mice and snakes in my garage. This is the 1st time in 10 years I have seen either one. You might want to make sure mice , chipmunks, and other animals don't take up residence in your car.
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I do not know where the storage building is at, but I live in town. This last season I had mice and snakes in my garage. This is the 1st time in 10 years I have seen either one. You might want to make sure mice , chipmunks, and other animals don't take up residence in your car.
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I will be storing mine in a climate controlled storage area 55*...do I just disconnect the neg terminal?
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