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Old 11-08-2014, 10:31 AM   #1
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Storing outdoors

I have a ZL1 that I am going to store outdoors in the winter. Would simply covering it with the GM outdoor cover be ok for it? I may not use it for a few months after I cover it. The temp gets to around 15 degrees here at the coldest. I also have continental extreme contact dws tires so I shouldn't have to worry about cracking.
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:35 AM   #2
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I have a ZL1 that I am going to store outdoors in the winter. Would simply covering it with the GM outdoor cover be ok for it? I may not use it for a few months after I cover it. The temp gets to around 15 degrees here at the coldest. I also have continental extreme contact dws tires so I shouldn't have to worry about cracking.
I'd be worried. The brakes (minimum) will be rusted badly. It would be better to find rented indoor storage.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:16 PM   #3
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I have a ZL1 that I am going to store outdoors in the winter. Would simply covering it with the GM outdoor cover be ok for it? I may not use it for a few months after I cover it. The temp gets to around 15 degrees here at the coldest. I also have continental extreme contact dws tires so I shouldn't have to worry about cracking.
Cold to warm during the day will be your biggest enemy bringing condensation on all the metal including inside the motor.
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:57 AM   #4
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have you looked into a CarCapsule? things are so awesome
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:29 AM   #5
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Millions of cars in cold climates spend the winter outside without issue.

It will be fine.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:11 AM   #6
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Millions of cars in cold climates spend the winter outside without issue.

It will be fine.
I just saw a company car sit in our lot stationary for ~6 months and you could see the brake disk were solid rust from 20 feet away.

It's the sitting stationary part that is bad about outdoor storage. Whether you're in Wisconsin or Louisiana.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:20 AM   #7
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Yeah I definitely wouldn't do
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:17 AM   #8
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I would pay to rent it somewhere in storage; or buy a car capsule. But imo I wouldn't store it outside. Rust for days
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:12 PM   #9
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Millions of cars in cold climates spend the winter outside without issue.

It will be fine.
I disagree the ZL1 was not made for a winter car to begin with and letting any car sit all winter out doors idle is not healthy for it . Let along a 60,000 sorts car
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:36 PM   #10
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i would rent a garage or carport at least. thats an expensive car to just let sit all winter. if nothing else, cover it and on nice clear dry days, drive the car . driving it now and then in winter would be better than sitting outside for months on end.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:50 PM   #11
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good,Millions of cars in cold climates spend the winter outside without issue.thanks
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:07 PM   #12
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have you looked into a CarCapsule? things are so awesome
There is an outside version (surprised me last month to learn this). Looks like a really good option.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:29 PM   #13
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My Camaro has set outside almost every day since it was built in Oct. 2011.
Guess what. No rust and no damage. I always use a cover and I make sure it is a good one. Your car will survive just fine.
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