winter storage

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  1. heavyT

    heavyT Senior Hellcat Member

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    this will be the first car iv owned that I won't be driving year round. I just cleared out the space in my garage that it's going to be stored in. anything I should know about storing the car for 6+ months or some tips thanks
     
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    Get a Battery Tender to save your battery. Make sure there are NO mice or other vermin. If it is a clean dry space with a dry floor, no other prep is necessary. You can do all kinds of other prep that will not hurt anything but it is not needed. I have stored my 09 SRT for 6 winters with no ill effect.
     
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    I've used a CTek battery conditioner on my bikes and cars for years. Read up on the attached and, although a bit more than a Battery Tender brand, it will not cook a battery. The 8 phase cycling is particularly good on smaller motorcycle batteries but I find them great on cars also. Many high end dealers install then on-board in the engine compartment. I don't go that far.

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    I also add fuel stabilizer and run the engine for a bit so it circulates. I run the car every other week until it gets at least to operating temperature and inspect it for...

    MICE... sticky pads, traps, and poison cubes everywhere...near garage doors, windows, under workbenches, etc. My buddy had mice get into his 911 one winter and cause incredible amounts of wiring and leather damage, It was under a cover and he got a Spring surprise.
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    /\ what he said. If you got floor jacks, get her off the tires.
     
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    Or pump them up to maximum sidewall pressure.
     
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    6 months! I'm going to try to drive mine until the snow flies. And anymore that's only for a couple months.
     
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    I heard setting these cars up on jack stands isn't ideal for the adaptive suspension. What they say is best is to max inflate and roll the car a few inches once every week or 2.
     
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    waiting for mine 10/30/15 DELIVERED ON DEVILS NIGHT

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    we have always parked on wood planks so the tires don't get a flat spot
     
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    are the wood planks flat?
     
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    Move south away from the snow and you never have to store!
     
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    E-10 ethanol pump gas has a shelf life give or take of 3 months :confused:

    E-o non ethanol has a shelf of two years:rolleyes:
     

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    waiting for mine 10/30/15 DELIVERED ON DEVILS NIGHT

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    lol yes and no nails the wood is soft, giving and can absorb moisture been doing it this way since 1977 with all my summer cars. I have never had any storage issues.
     
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    Not saying it doesn't work (yet), just having a hard time understanding the science behind it. Even though the wood is soft, it is still a flat surface against an even softer round object. I can't see the tire staying round while supporting all that weight. Sooner or later, i think the tire's steel belts would take on and retain the shape of whatever it is sitting on.
     
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    waiting for mine 10/30/15 DELIVERED ON DEVILS NIGHT

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    in this crazy state of michigan we all have our own ideas and beliefs on what has worked best for us. although i have no scientific proof my way really works i can say i have never had an issue with the tires or moisture atop the wood. if i could id move south and drive the beauty n beast all year long, id just replace the worn out tires a few times a year.
     
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    Up here in the North; plan is to put a tarp underneath the car to avoid moisture exposure to the under carriage, battery tender, roll the car every now and then; and start up/ short drive if possible on the nice days... For mice; using moth balls to keep them away...
     

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