See You Later, Claudia!
Anyway, some tips I found online on how to store the car for the winter:
- Replace all fluids
- Top up the gas tank; prevents condensation and corrosion of the tank
- Overfill the tires. They say go up to 40 psi, to prevent flat spots on the tires. That, or you can jack up the car for storage
- Remove the battery and connect to a maintainer (or use one of those you plug directly into the cigarette lighter)
- Plug up the exhaust; apparently mice like to hole up in nice, dark places in the garage!
- When you're all set, give the car a good wash. Sounds counterintuitive to wash the car for storage, but this cleans off whatever dirt, sap and salt and avoids corrosion of the car's finish
- Call your car insurance; you can suspend your coverage and save a bundle, since you won't be driving the car for a few months (but still retain basic coverage for fire. theft etc)
Hopefully this works, and the car isn't dead by Spring! Will probably still be starting the engine every week or so, just to let the fluids flow a bit. See you in Spring, Claudia!