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guestgene
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Jul 20, 2009, 6:33 AM

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Hi!
My daughter is off to collage and will leave her car home for 4 months. How should I "prepare" the car so it will work fine when she returns?
THANKS!
Gene:)Angelic


Hammer Time
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Jul 20, 2009, 7:06 AM

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That's a fairly short period of time. The biggest concern would be the battery. You need to either drive it once a month for at least 30 minutes or disconnect the battery.



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guestgene
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Jul 20, 2009, 7:09 AM

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THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ampretty001
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Sep 22, 2009, 5:26 PM

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Just drive it for at least once or twice a month...


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 24, 2009, 11:46 AM

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Shumaker makes a $20 battery maintainer that's automatic and trickle charges a battery to 100% of it's capability. I own many - they use very little electricity but do need house current. Works awesome for even long stored batteries.

Now - if the car is outdoors and subject to weather driving it is suggested. Use brakes too as some get gun rust or worse fairly quickly and won't self correct without work if left too long.

Seals all over a car do much better also when used. They are everywhere and if those sit idle too long can create leaks,

T



smithjoshep
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Apr 12, 2010, 11:05 PM

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According to your questions, i can say may be so many problem in your daughter cars. It will be better to call car expert and they will identify the exact problem that your daughter is facing in her car


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 12, 2010, 11:27 PM

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It's an old thread and the origin was about preventing problems for short term storage not an active problem,

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