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Old 02-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #18
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I'm going to be in school for the next three months. My only option is driveway with a cover on it...anything in particular I should keep in mind?
I wouldn't recommend storing your car outside with a cover on it. When the wind blows, dust and dirt will get trapped beneath your cover on your car's paint. It will act like sandpaper.

Your best bet, good coat of wax and leave it in uncovered.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #19
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Hi! I live in Canada and I'm stoked on finally being able to drive my Cammy more often than not!

My question is kind of opposite to this, basically I want to know how to keep my trusty little Altima going strong over the summer, as I won't be driving him as much, but it'd break my heart of something went wrong. Got me through the winter with no problems, and probably saved my life

Basically I was thinking of oil change, good wash, coolant so far. I'm a bit new to the in and outs of cars, I just want to make sure he's still around when it gets cold again!
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:20 AM   #20
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Hi! I live in Canada and I'm stoked on finally being able to drive my Cammy more often than not!

My question is kind of opposite to this, basically I want to know how to keep my trusty little Altima going strong over the summer, as I won't be driving him as much, but it'd break my heart of something went wrong. Got me through the winter with no problems, and probably saved my life

Basically I was thinking of oil change, good wash, coolant so far. I'm a bit new to the in and outs of cars, I just want to make sure he's still around when it gets cold again!
First, fuel stabiliser....most important...and move the car once or twice a month.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:47 PM   #21
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Awesome, thanks a lot!
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #22
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This is how I stored my GTO last year the camaro will be the same.

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:41 AM   #23
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First, fuel stabiliser....most important...and move the car once or twice a month.
Wrong imo. I've been storing my antique cars for many years and believe:
1) The worst thing you can do to a stored car is start it up ever couple of weeks. Let it sit !
2) I always change the oil and filter AFTER winter storage, not before.
Again, just my opinion.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #24
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Great info....can you recommend a good car cover for Wintah outside storage in NH ???
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:03 AM   #25
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I read that carpet pads can absorb moisture and aren't recommended for storage in areas that aren't heated. Seems logical, though I'm not sure how much of a concern it really is. I used 1" insulation foam instead, thinking it would give a better thermal/moisture barrier and cushion to avoid flat spots - though that also seems to be a non-issue for newer tires.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:03 AM   #26
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Great info....can you recommend a good car cover for Wintah outside storage in NH ???
Car capsule is making a short run of outside ones.

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Old 10-22-2013, 02:12 PM   #27
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Should windows be all the way up or cracked open for ventilation? The gas tank looks like its plastic. Is that just a plastic cover over a metal tank?
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:19 PM   #28
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Should windows be all the way up or cracked open for ventilation? The gas tank looks like its plastic. Is that just a plastic cover over a metal tank?
Windows down in the capsule no clue what you're your talking about gas tank. But they are plastic in gto actually behind the back seat

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Old 10-22-2013, 11:21 PM   #29
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in a previous post someone said they had a metal tank. mine looks like plastic but I know some GM vehicles had plastic around a metal tank.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:33 AM   #30
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in a previous post someone said they had a metal tank. mine looks like plastic but I know some GM vehicles had plastic around a metal tank.
Ahh ok

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Old 10-27-2013, 01:22 PM   #31
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All put away!!

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:19 PM   #32
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Wrong imo. I've been storing my antique cars for many years and believe:
1) The worst thing you can do to a stored car is start it up ever couple of weeks. Let it sit !
2) I always change the oil and filter AFTER winter storage, not before.
Again, just my opinion.
You must not have been storing high performance cars. Letting a high performance engine sit all winter is really hard on valve springs.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:16 PM   #33
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You must not have been storing high performance cars. Letting a high performance engine sit all winter is really hard on valve springs.
Can you expand? Everything I've read has indicated you should not start the car until you're taking it out of storage.

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Old 11-14-2013, 11:33 AM   #34
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Don't start car in winter unless In a heated garage. If u start it up in a cold garage the engine will heat up and have a rapid cool down that will leave condensation in the motor just let it sleep till Spring
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