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Old 01-10-2019, 10:21 AM
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Okay- Need some advise

Car is covered and on a trickle charger for say 3 months. In the past; every 4 to 6 weeks I would warm the car up and take around the block before putting her to sleep for another 4 to 6 weeks.

Is this worth it/more harmful to start her up and rotate tires??

How long can she sit in one spot before tires develop dead spots? I did not over inflate before putting her to sleep but had Dealer pump about 3 psi extra in each tire.

Appreciate advice
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:35 AM
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I don't start my cars in winter any more and haven't had a problem come spring -- they've always fired right up. Just inflate the tires to 50psi, car cover, battery tender, done.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:44 AM
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Don’t start your car. You are creating condensation that will cause corrosion. Over inflate tires or purchase flat stoppers. I also wash the vehicle and clean/vacuum the interior. Plug in the battery Tender and cover the car. Nothing else.
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Originally Posted by krell View Post
I don't start my cars in winter any more and haven't had a problem come spring -- they've always fired right up. Just inflate the tires to 50psi, car cover, battery tender, done.
^ This and you are good.
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what others said
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sta-bil
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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.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:26 AM
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Thanks- But how long do you think car can sit w/o over-inflating tires before SOL??
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:29 AM
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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.
I never understood the stopping insurance for a short time. I hear it all the time. If you house burns down, you think your Homeowners insurance will cover it? Think again...
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:44 AM
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I never understood the stopping insurance for a short time. I hear it all the time. If you house burns down, you think your Homeowners insurance will cover it? Think again...
Changing to storage insurance has always saved me a ton of $$$. No reason to leave full coverage on during winter months if not driving.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by krell View Post
I don't start my cars in winter any more and haven't had a problem come spring -- they've always fired right up. Just inflate the tires to 50psi, car cover, battery tender, done.
Spot on advice.
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Originally Posted by fastmd View Post
I never understood the stopping insurance for a short time. I hear it all the time. If you house burns down, you think your Homeowners insurance will cover it? Think again...
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?
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My insurance (usaa) still covers car but not all the "driving" stuff when in storage. Saves some money

I have left tires at regular pressure for 4 to 5 months and never had a problem. Ymmv
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^ Second that, reduce car insurance to third party fire theft coverage only. As others have stated do not start the car while in storage, leave until Spring
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Ship it to AZ. It's perfect driving weather here!
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
Thanks- But how long do you think car can sit w/o over-inflating tires before SOL??

I'm like Jimmy- haven't overinflated the tires yet. Car has been sitting for a month already.

Insurance: Drop it down to comprehensive only- this covers you for everything but driving. My insurance is only $100 annually for this, vs $1200- so I save a few bucks a month.
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