Tag: storage

30 Posts

where do i safely store my gas can
Dec 01, 2004

Where to store a gas can.

Dear Car Talk

I have a question that I just can't find the answer to no matter how much I scour the Web I need to know how to properly store an empty gas container The most logical place to me would be...

storage gasoline

do i need to change the oil every year even if i barely drive
Aug 01, 2003

Is it necessary to change the oil if you don't drive the required 5,000 miles?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Lexus RX I am out of the country most of the year so I don't generate the miles necessary to require an oil change However my owner's manual suggests that the oil be changed every year anyway...

oil changes storage

Nov 01, 2002

I don't have a garage to protect (and hide) my car. Is a cover a good idea?

Dear Car Talk

Having recently gone through a horrible divorce as a reward to myself I purchased a -year-old Infiniti Q The car is great However I need to hide this beautiful piece of machinery from my ex-wife when she drives by my...

paint storage

Dec 01, 2000

Does gas really go bad?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Toyota Corolla that keeps on going My question is about gasoline I have started to walk the mile to work for health reasons and because gas prices are so darned high I fill up my tank oh...

gasoline additives storage

Aug 01, 2000

How should I prepare to start my Mustang for the first time in 5 years?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Mustang GT with a -cubic-inch engine It has been cold iron for the past five years I would like to relight the old girl but I'm unsure of what steps I should take before turning the key...

storage DIY

Mar 01, 2000

What should I do to prepare my convertible for winter storage?

Dear Car Talk

My wife just bought me a ' Miata for my th birthday I really wanted a Z or a Boxster but I love her anyway We live in British Columbia Canada and I want to store the car over the...

storage convertibles

Jan 01, 2000

Can I recharge my own battery with the trickle charger I use on my lawnmower?

Dear Car Talk

We spend five months each winter in a warmer climate and store our other car in the garage When we return the battery is always run down There's no short so it must just be running down from disuse I...

batteries storage

Aug 01, 1999

What should I do to prepare my car for 4 months of garage storage?

Dear Car Talk

I leave my ' Buick Park Avenue in my garage in Florida for approximately four months of the year while I'm away during the summer I was told to have an oil change as close as possible to the time...

batteries storage

Jan 01, 1999

How can I keep my battery charged when I don't drive very often?

Dear Car Talk

My ' Dodge Aries K wagon has miles on it I park it in the garage year- round Because of a disability I no longer work so my car sits a lot except for trips to the doctor and shopping...

batteries storage

Oct 01, 1998

In a winter road salt state (Minnesota, Utah, etc.) is it better to have a heated or unheated garage?

Dear Car Talk

In a brutal winter road salt state like Minnesota is it better for the car to have a heated garage or an unheated garage Obviously it is better for the driver to have a heated garage But it seems like...

winter rust storage