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Old 01-10-2019, 12:16 PM
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What if its stolen and wrecked by thief...or your house burns...or...?
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:17 PM
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I guess it depends on where you are, but I don't want to have the insurance thing in my head when we get a couple warm days throughout the winter. If it's 50+ and sunny and the roads aren't salted up, I'm going out for a drive

I do have the say, the cig lighter battery tender is not my favorite. Running the cord under the hood of my 997 was so preferable over closing the door on the cord with the 991
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:20 PM
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i put big square pieces of wood under tires which avoids contact with cold concrete and never had flat spot problems
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:21 PM
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Keep in mind while dropping the insurance to just basic coverage (fire, theft, vandalism) saves you a few bucks over a few months, however usually insurance companies want you to surrender your plates and send them a DMV receipt of such. Then in spring you have to register the car anew. Depending on the State's registration fees (each is different), it may very well wipe out any insurance 'savings' for the 3 months or so the car is in storage. Think especially those that have vanity plates and will likely not be allowed to chose the same one again (as it takes a while for it to be recycled and approved anew), and registration for vanity plates is higher.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by NJRickD View Post
I guess it depends on where you are, but I don't want to have the insurance thing in my head when we get a couple warm days throughout the winter. If it's 50+ and sunny and the roads aren't salted up, I'm going out for a drive
It's just one easy phone call. "Hello, State Farm, this is Rick here, oh, I'm great 'thank you', please turn back on the coverage for the GT3. Thank you. Bye."

But, then again, for your situation, that's not realy winter hibernation, as is Jimmy's question.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Ferdinand View Post
Keep in mind while dropping the insurance to just basic coverage (fire, theft, vandalism) saves you a few bucks over a few months, however usually insurance companies want you to surrender your plates and send them a DMV receipt of such. Then in spring you have to register the car anew. Depending on the State's registration fees (each is different), it may very well wipe out any insurance 'savings' for the 3 months or so the car is in storage. Think especially those that have vanity plates and will likely not be allowed to chose the same one again (as it takes a while for it to be recycled and approved anew), and registration for vanity plates is higher.
At least in Illinois, I have never done this. For mutiple cars and Porsches included, all with vanilty plates. For over 15 yes. Guess, it's all depending on specific state laws. And that's why I stated "call your insurance professional".
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by LexVan View Post
I never understood these responses. Do you hibernate your cars? Hard to tell from your location, so I ask. Have you ever asked your insurance professionals?

If you'v never hibernated a car, and have never reviewed this with your insurance company, could that be why you don't understand?
I have.

I also have first hand knowledge of colleague doing this and he had changed it to a storage insurance, his house cought on fire not fully burning down the garage. Several cars were severely damaged and should have been declared a total loss. Homeowners and his car insurance [email protected]@d him for 3 years. What he paid in attorney fees cost more than some cars.

Good for you being penny wise and pound foolish.....
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:48 PM
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I'll never understand why a simple question by a forum member devolves into bickering about an unrelated topic.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by krell
I'll never understand why a simple question by a forum member devolves into bickering about an unrelated topic.
Because everyone is smarter than the next person and on the internet, it needs to be proven and known.

OP, no need to start the car in the winter, nothing being gained by doing so. It'll survive the winter months - promise
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by LexVan View Post
Call insurance company too. And save a few hundo. Secure keys.

Add StaBil Marine (blue) 1 ounce per 10 gallons fuel. Run in. Then don't start till Spring.

Overfill tires to 55-58.
Yep- Save $400

Home Owner covers any/all damage that transpires if car is in Garage- it becomes part of the house.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by NJRickD View Post
I guess it depends on where you are, but I don't want to have the insurance thing in my head when we get a couple warm days throughout the winter. If it's 50+ and sunny and the roads aren't salted up, I'm going out for a drive

I do have the say, the cig lighter battery tender is not my favorite. Running the cord under the hood of my 997 was so preferable over closing the door on the cord with the 991
i crack the passenger window a tad and run the tender wire through it
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
Yep- Save $400
That's a good bottle of vino........or a front tire.



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Old 01-10-2019, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by audiophilitis View Post


i crack the passenger window a tad and run the tender wire through it
I like keeping the car closed up, since I use desiccant in the cabin. I just close the door on the very thin cord.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:58 PM
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There is advice out there to run the car every several weeks. Supposedly it keeps everything lubricated, helps keep the rubber bushings from getting hard and cracking, etc, etc, etc. It's old advice, so I don't really know if it is still relevant to modern cars. However, you are supposed to run your car outside, not just idle it in the garage, and run at least 5 miles to work all the systems for it to be worthwhile.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:02 PM
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Nitrogen filled tires from the factory. No reason to overfill.
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