Long Term Layup

Wanderer

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Right, despite the advice here taking my car to BE/LU/FR was a bad idea, insurance; problem, local registration; problem plus I might be in CH fairly soon.

I don't understand the parking restrictions here, makes no fecking sense to me and as I am in city centre it does matter. Exceptes Riverains - had to look that one up but excepted for what?

I taking car home, done it's job, public transport fine, will stick it my double garage in UK bit what next?

  1. pump tyres up to 40 psi or so
  2. Take battery out and keep it on trickle?
  3. Leave boot open
  4. Petrol as low as poss?
But?

  1. Drop windows slightly or not?
  2. Put batt back on every so often and start to give it some air?
Any other ideas? I guess I'm looking at 12 months. Garage if a nice double but not warned or sealed though TBF door is decent and keeps most of the wind/heat/cold out.

Asking cos the last time I did this when young and naive car started ok but stunk inside with mould and tyres flat-spotted....
 

Swedish Paul

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Full tank.
Leave windows up but check battery before opening the door.
Leave battery on trickle, turn isolator off, blanket in the boot jam to make sure it doesn’t close so you can turn the isolator on again.
Start once a month and put a heat cycle through.
 

Oneball

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Fuel tank full with a stabiliser that you put in before you filled it up.

Tyre savers, round plastic things that you drive on to, cheap from eBay and over inflate the tyres.

Battery disconnected, wouldn’t bother with a charger

Get some desiccant to go inside
 

Saigon

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Fuel tank full with a stabiliser that you put in before you filled it up.

Tyre savers, round plastic things that you drive on to, cheap from eBay and over inflate the tyres.

Battery disconnected, wouldn’t bother with a charger

Get some desiccant to go inside
I have a car In storage in a Very, Very, large barn belonging to the mother of a friend. No one to check it on a regular basis. It’s on a CTEK, tank full, unlocked, under a car cover to keep off the bird sh1t. Being in Wales I can’t travel more than 5 Bl00dy miles, so can’t check it out. What I am more concerned about is rats and mice.
 

StuartW

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Lend it to someone you can trust who can use it sensibly & occasionally and keep it safe - 12 months is a long time for one of these not to be driven, and the car will do better for being used.
 

Oneball

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I have a car In storage in a Very, Very, large barn belonging to the mother of a friend. No one to check it on a regular basis. It’s on a CTEK, tank full, unlocked, under a car cover to keep off the bird sh1t. Being in Wales I can’t travel more than 5 Bl00dy miles, so can’t check it out. What I am more concerned about is rats and mice.
I’d be more concerned about the sheep ;)
 

RobinL

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Luckily the 5 mile limit is 'negotiable' on compassionate grounds which covers genuine concern for your pride and joy!

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midlifecrisis

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A couple of these inside the car to suck moisture from the air.
.https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/unibond-450g-aero-360-moisture-absorber/p/0286745
 

highlander

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A couple of these inside the car to suck moisture from the air.
.https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/unibond-450g-aero-360-moisture-absorber/p/0286745
Rice grains in food containers (old curry plastic tubs eg) will work just as well to draw moisture, one in the back window and one on the dash........
 

philw696

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I was expecting to find some here in France especially as the workshop is 450 meters square but nothing.
We have a couple of feral cats that obviously are doing a good job and don't even go on the cars.
My only problem is two Bumble Bee nests and as they are valuable to saving the Planet they can stay until they depart.