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I always park my car in the winters but never do any sort of 'winterizing' because ill run out and start it a few times a week and cruise it up and down the drive to keep everything loose. This winter ill be putting the car on stands, pulling the motor and starting a new build, so it's gonna be sitting for probably the next 6-12 months. Obviously there's nothing I need to do to the motor as it won't have one, but is their anything you guys would so to any other parts of the car such as tranny, brakes, axles etc to keep anything from freezing/locking up?
 

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I always park my car in the winters but never do any sort of 'winterizing' because ill run out and start it a few times a week and cruise it up and down the drive to keep everything loose. This winter ill be putting the car on stands, pulling the motor and starting a new build, so it's gonna be sitting for probably the next 6-12 months. Obviously there's nothing I need to do to the motor as it won't have one, but is their anything you guys would so to any other parts of the car such as tranny, brakes, axles etc to keep anything from freezing/locking up?
No, they should be ok if it's inside. I've stored cars for years at a time and never had any problems with any of that. The worst issue I ever had was when I stored one in a garage that had a dirt/gravel floor. The under body rusted up badly from the moisture in the dirt/gravel. :(
 

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I had an issue with mice a couple years ago chewing up stuff and making nests. I was told mice don't like the "bounce" dryer sheets. Last year I loaded up my coupe and spring time not one mouse or nests.
 

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No, they should be ok if it's inside. I've stored cars for years at a time and never had any problems with any of that. The worst issue I ever had was when I stored one in a garage that had a dirt/gravel floor. The under body rusted up badly from the moisture in the dirt/gravel. :(
Was it to the point that the car was undrivable? Moisture shouldn't be a problem with me, but then again I guess it could being I live in a very humid climate and my garage isn't heated :/

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I had an issue with mice a couple years ago chewing up stuff and making nests. I was told mice don't like the "bounce" dryer sheets. Last year I loaded up my coupe and spring time not one mouse or nests.
My garage is sealed pretty tight but this sounds like a cheap safety precaution worth giving a try. How often did you change the sheets?
 

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I changed them a couple of times. I got mine at the dollar store for a buck. Couple of years ago opening up my car and smelling mouse pee is nasty.
 

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Was it to the point that the car was undrivable? Moisture shouldn't be a problem with me, but then again I guess it could being I live in a very humid climate and my garage isn't heated :/

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My garage is sealed pretty tight but this sounds like a cheap safety precaution worth giving a try. How often did you change the sheets?
No, it wasn't undriveable, but it went from an almost pristine state with normal scratches and dings to a bubbled up mess. Thankfully it didn't rust through. On the other side of the garage is a concrete floor and I haven't had any problems storing on that side. The garage is not heated in those two bays either.


To keep away mice/spiders/bugs I use cedar blocks inside the cars and mothballs in a dish or one of those closet mothball containers on top of and under the car. Works perfectly and even keeps the cats away from and off of the car too, until the mothballs completely dissolve anyways. Then I just pour in a few more. :good:
 
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