storing for the winter
hi, i have a 2013 gt automatic that i bought as a toy. i want to keep it for the rest of my life ,then pass it on. i always keep it garaged, and covered. it has never seen rain, and will never see snow. how is the best way to store it. need to know everything there is. keep in mind that i live in new hampshire. once road salt is put down, this car is in till the spring rains wash away the road salt. take it out even once, and you're doomed. thanks
I live in Massachusetts. I like you put the cars away December 1 or the first snow.
There are two rules of thumb. One says put a trickle charger to keep the battery charged. My rule is I disconect all my batteries. I have a 67, 71, 2011 and a 2013 Mustang. The threat of a fire or a short developing scares me. There are some who feel the computers will get goofy. I have not had that happen. When you drive the car in the spring the computers will re-adjust.
My 2008 Corvette has the battery dis connected more than connected. I drive the vette about 30 miles and all is well. My 2011 Pace Car (trailer queen) has not shown to have a problem and that battery is always disconnected.
My cars are stored in one of my buildings off site from my house. I cover the car and wait for the second rain storm in the spring.
Hope this helps.
Todays gasoline is far from what it used to be, especially since the introduction of Ethanol. If you plan on storing your Prize for any length, especially when humidity and moisture is around, I would consider using an Ethanol treatment in your gas. It safe and will help keep the moisture and breakdown of todays fuels to a minimum. Check with your local parts store for your particular application to the year and vehicle you drive....Hope this helps.
I have a 65 Fastback & a 66 T-5 Convertible. I make sure the tanks are full, they have sta-bil in them and I put a battery tender on the batteries. This has worked for many years and you won't have to worry about the battery going goofy. I also clean everything & wax the cars then put a car cover on them.