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Old 10-23-2014, 07:36 PM   #1
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Winterizing tips

Well, sadly the driving season for my Mustang is coming to an end for this year. I was wondering what does everybody do to prep their cars for winter hibernation? Just iff the top of my head, I usually think of fuel stabilizer, battery tender, and check the antifreeze. What's everybody else do?


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Old 10-24-2014, 07:08 AM   #2
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Turn on the heater.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:55 PM   #3
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Pump the tires up to 35-38 psi. If parked in an unheated garage, drive the car onto tarp to keep the moisture away, and put the car away hot to remove all the moisture from the exhaust.


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Last year was the first year I stored my car for winter. Heres everything I did Prior to putting it away.

1) Extensive Exterior detailing. I washed, Clayed, sealed and threw on a few coats of fresh wax. I didn't want any contaminants sitting on the cars paint all winter.
2) vacuumed out the entire car, trunk included. I didn't want any food crumbs or something to entice critters.
3) put in some stabil treatment and filled up the tank with gas.
4) I parked the car on folded cardboard boxes under each tire, which I filled to proper specs.
5) hooked up a battery tender
6) last but not least, I threw a few mouse baits under the car, just incase any pests wanted to try to invade.

All of this worked quite well for me, and when I pulled the car out, I had no issues.

Also, Most important step of all, beginning after approximately 1 month from the date of storage, every 2-3 weeks you'll be required to go out and stare longingly at the car, dreaming of the day you can once again drive it.


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I do the same minus the baits, and I use carpet.

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Also, Most important step of all, beginning after approximately 1 month from the date of storage, every 2-3 weeks you'll be required to go out and stare longingly at the car, dreaming of the day you can once again drive it.


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^ glad I'm not the only one. Sure is a sad and lonely 2 and a half months.


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I wish our winters were only 2.5 months!

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All the above, plus
Box of baking soda in trunk and car.
I take aluminum foil, and cover the exhaust tips to keep critters out.
Cry a little bit.

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