How should I properly store my car
if Im going away for awhile?
First, take your car on a long drive and warm it up good. Then go
someplace and have the oil and filter changed. Have them air all your tires at 35 psi, top
off all your fluids, then go fill up the fuel tank with premium fuel. Stop by a lawn mower
shop on the way home and buy enough fuel stabilizer to treat the fuel in your tank.
Take it home, park the car in the garage, roll up the windows tight,
lock the car, disconnect the battery and DONT HAVE ANYONE TOUCH THE CAR, START
THE CAR, DRIVE THE CAR until you come home and this is valid for up to five
If your Uncle Henry insists Im wrong and he should be allowed
to go over to your house, start and run your car for awhile to "lube it up" then
ask him to take it for a long spin. Unless the car is driven at highway speeds at 50 mph
or more, you will add water to the oil. And oil and water equal sludge. So as the engine
cools off, moisture inside the engine condenses to water and falls into the oil. Unless
you get the oil temperature over 212 Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or so, you will add more
water to the oil when the engine is shut off and cools down. If the engine oil gets over
212, then the water is boiled out of the oil. That wont happen if you run or drive
the car for 10 minutes.
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