Preparing a car for storage

Preparing a car for storage

If you are storing a car for longer than a week and less than 6 months follow these steps to properly prepare it.

Quick tip: Preparing a car for storage

First, clean inside and out. Vacuum the interior and wash and wax the exterior.

Next, top off fluids, including your gas tank, and change the oil and the filter.

Then disconnect your battery or leave it on a trickle charger.

Finally, grease steering and suspension components to keep seals and rubber brushings from drying out.

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