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Old 8/11/18, 07:39 AM
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Winter Storage in Canada

Good Day from Canada;

I recently came into possession of a 2012 mustang convertible. I am living in Southern Ontario Canada. I am looking for advise on how to best store this car in my garage.

I have heard concerns of flat spots on tires?

If any one can help i would appreciate tips for storage this winter

thank you all in advance

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Hello Steve.

If you are going to start the car and roll it back and forth in and out of the garage, no need to put the car on stands. I do this every 2 or 3 weeks and it works fine. If you aren't going to fire it up or move it all winter, then definitely put her up on the car stands.
Make sure you have a great battery tender. I have the CTEK 3300 battery tender. Works amazing. It's actually a smartcharger. Ferrari, Lambos, Porsche and all the top name car manufacturers use this brand. Plug it and forget it. lol
One last thing,.......make sure you put 2 dryer sheets behind each of the 4 tires. Will help keep the critters away if there are critters nearby. They hate the smell. I don;t have mice or any critters in my garage, but I still do this as a "you never know and better to be safe than sorry".
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Try to run your fuel level down and put some additive in your tank so the gas won't turn to varnish. Also put an open box of baking soda on the floor board, it keeps the car odor free. I've been storing this R/T for some time now to keep the miles off but I start it once a week and move it back and forth to keep the tires ,seals and bearings from getting flat spots which will cause leaks.
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Ok, sounds good, so just the act of moving the car back 10 feet and forward 10 feet back into the garage will stop the flat spots,
that easy enough, question how long do you think it should run in the drive way every 2-3 weeks?
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sounds good, baking soda, i was thinking of additive as well
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how long do you think it should run in the drive way every 2-3 weeks?
I run mine a little more than after it hits operating temps. Been doing this for years and years.
I had a '99 Hugger Orange SS with white leather interior that I ordered wayyyy back in the day and did it that way with that car as well before trading it in for the Roush.
Oh,....and winter sucks!!! lol

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