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    John P.
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    Default Storing your car.

    Hi, I am going into the military in a few day..which calls for me to
    store my car for only 2 months. Any recommendations, and step to take

    so when i come back it will be as i left it? Thanks!


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    Mike Marlow
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    "John P." <mtejada4@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1156714159.013116.261100@b28g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
    > Hi, I am going into the military in a few day..which calls for me to
    > store my car for only 2 months. Any recommendations, and step to take
    >
    > so when i come back it will be as i left it? Thanks!
    >


    Park it. Two months is nothing. If you want, disconnect the battery, but
    there's really nothing to do to park a car for that short a period.

    --

    -Mike-
    mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net



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    Edwin Pawlowski
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    "John P." <mtejada4@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1156714159.013116.261100@b28g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
    > Hi, I am going into the military in a few day..which calls for me to
    > store my car for only 2 months. Any recommendations, and step to take
    >
    > so when i come back it will be as i left it? Thanks!


    Do nothing special. I've often left cars for that long and took no special
    precautions, but had no problems. If the battery is in decent condition, it
    will still be OK. Some cars do have a slight drain for clock and computer
    so a trickle charger can't hurt.



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    Jonny
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    "John P." <mtejada4@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1156714159.013116.261100@b28g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
    > Hi, I am going into the military in a few day..which calls for me to
    > store my car for only 2 months. Any recommendations, and step to take
    >
    > so when i come back it will be as i left it? Thanks!
    >


    Don't sound too sure about the time period. You can't be sure if in the
    military.

    Common things I did when making 6-12 month tours overseas (Navy). Drive the
    car for about 50 miles before parking it, gets all the water out of the oil.
    Common if you don't drive much and live in a humid climate. Fill the tank,
    and add one can of dry gas. Wash and wax the car. Buy a battery powered
    (cigarette lighter) air compressor to inflate the tires, may be needed when
    you come back if you have real slow leak. Store the car in a garage or
    similar safe from the elements. Disconnect the negative cable from the
    battery. Roll the windows up to keep the spiders out of the car while in
    storage. Provide a set of car keys to person you trust. Pay up storage
    fees and your car insurance well advance.
    --
    Jonny



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