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Old 10-06-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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Winter is here........

Winter is here so now what do we do? Not sure if this is in the right place so please move it if need be.

My question is simple. I, me personally, do not drive my car in any kind of bad weather. Got a little this past weekend at MTI FunFest but oh well, With winter coming the car will be put up. So what do I need to do. I heard that the tires do not do well in cold weather below 40. Do I need to drive the car once a week, not drive it at all????? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:00 AM   #2
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:19 AM   #3
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Will you be keeping the car in a garage?

I keep my SS in the garage all winter;

- full tank of gas
- inflate tires a little higher than "cold" rating
- battery tender
- new oil/filter

I've done this for years without trouble.

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Old 10-06-2009, 10:42 AM   #4
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Will you be keeping the car in a garage?

I keep my SS in the garage all winter;

- full tank of gas
- inflate tires a little higher than "cold" rating
- battery tender
- new oil/filter

I've done this for years without trouble.

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Thanks Ed and Scotty,

I use a battery tender on my bike. I just had some older people tell me that I needed to drive the car because the seals would start to rot. I plan on keeping it in the garage with the car cover on it, may drive it on sunny days., but the cold weather kinda has me concerned, would hate to wreck it because of a slick road and hard tires
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:14 AM   #5
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Its barely fall!
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:15 AM   #6
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Should I get heaters for my garage? It's insulated but still gets cold with no additional heat added
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Should I get heaters for my garage? It's insulated but still gets cold with no additional heat added
My garage isn't heated.

For the most part, the SS is parked all winter, but if its a sunny day with no salt on the roads, "he" will go out to stretch his legs.
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Thanks Ed and Scotty,

I use a battery tender on my bike. I just had some older people tell me that I needed to drive the car because the seals would start to rot. I plan on keeping it in the garage with the car cover on it, may drive it on sunny days., but the cold weather kinda has me concerned, would hate to wreck it because of a slick road and hard tires
I've heard different opinions. Some say starting the car and letting it idle every other week is harmful. Others say they leave their cars sitting all winter without starting them.

I will take the car out during the winter if the roads are salt free. And I'll drive for at least an hour to allow the engine to operate at temp., and to burn off any condensation in the pipes.

But I've also let it sit for a few months at a time, and never had a problem.
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