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    Storage Tips for NON daily drivers

    So with the purchase of my new '93 Foxbody, I will be storing it during the winter months. My plan is to put it into storage (my garage) around Thanksgiving and then get it back out around April/May. And since this is new to me, I was wondering if anyone has any good tips or pointers for storing the car.

    Should I put fuel stabilizer in the gas tank? Should I move the car forwards or backwards a little bit throughout the winter to avoid flat spots on the tires or tire rot? Should I put a "trickle charger" on the battery during the winter?

    Any tips or pointers are GREATLY appreciated!

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    All would help. Make sure the gas tank is full. (condensation with the temp changes). I usually start mine every couple of weeks and drive around the 'hood if the roads are bare and dry. You could check online for more storage tips.
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    I know some people like to put them on jack stand, but if you move it a few times over the winter you should be ok.


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    A tip to keep the mice out...put peppermint oil on cotton balls & put them on the top sides of each tire. The mice hate it & thats how they get into your car to make a nest. Read it in readers digest once & have done it ever since. Have never had a mouse build a nest. Even when the car was stored outside under covers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 08gtcslady View Post
    A tip to keep the mice out...put peppermint oil on cotton balls & put them on the top sides of each tire. The mice hate it & thats how they get into your car to make a nest. Read it in readers digest once & have done it ever since. Have never had a mouse build a nest. Even when the car was stored outside under covers.


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    Wow! That's an interesting one! I'm thinking of getting one of those "storage bags" to keep the critters out, but I may have to try this as well!

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    This one is much easier...just remember to buy the peppermint extract at christmas time -seems to be the only time u can find it for sale.


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