Tag: storage

26 Posts

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

Jul 01, 1998

How can I keep the battery charged in my son's car while he's traveling?

Dear Car Talk

I want to know if I'm doing the right thing Since my son graduated from college four years ago I have been babysitting on and off for his Honda Accord with miles All this time he has been roaming the...

storage batteries

Jun 01, 1997

I know your recommend a gas stabilizer for fuel storage, but my lawn mower motors seem to be running fine without it.

Dear Car Talk

Last year I forgot to drain out my gas in several lawn-mower-type motors and this spring they all started perfectly I know you guys have recommended a gasoline stabilizer for seasonal storage but how come my motors started right up...

gasoline additives storage science

Dec 01, 1995

How long can I store anti-freeze?

Dear Car Talk

I bought three gallons of Prestone anti freeze several years ago but used only one What is the shelf life of this stuff Will RAY Forever It'll keep your shelf from freezing forever Will TOM Actually a couple of years...

coolant storage

Oct 01, 1993

How should I prepare my car to be stored through the winter?

Dear Car Talk

Aloha I live in Hawaii but travel to Vermont in the summer and have a car that I leave in Vermont It's a Subaru WD wagon Every year it sits through the freezing winter I have taken the battery out...

winter storage