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Old 12-11-2017, 11:04 PM   #29
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Half tank of gas... Car only has 2100 miles and i purchased it with 1500 miles, so i assume the dealership changed the oil before selling it to me.
They reason why you want a full tank is because during the storage period the gas tank can rust over time. However it won't do this in 1 year so don't worry buddy

I actually used to store my WRX with less than 25% gas for 5 years and I never had issues. I just take extra care with this one because it's a brand new car and do it the way websites, dealers and members suggested.

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Ok, the more I read, the more I feel like I am storing my car wrong and it will cause more damage than just driving it on sunny days with the salt on the road. Thoughts?
Don't worry too much.
Just next year try to do it the suggested ways.

Again, a good example is my WRX when i used to store it.
No battery tender, no oil change prior to storage, left car in gear and hand break up and in those 5 years the car had 0 issues and drove like new and had zero rust.

So just don't worry to much. You did good enough for this year.
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Old 12-11-2017, 11:17 PM   #30
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They reason why you want a full tank is because during the storage period the gas tank can rust over time. However it won't do this in 1 year so don't worry buddy

I actually used to store my WRX with less than 25% gas for 5 years and I never had issues. I just take extra care with this one because it's a brand new car and do it the way websites, dealers and members suggested.



Don't worry too much.
Just next year try to do it the suggested ways.

Again, a good example is my WRX when i used to store it.
No battery tender, no oil change prior to storage, left car in gear and hand break up and in those 5 years the car had 0 issues and drove like new and had zero rust.

So just don't worry to much. You did good enough for this year.
Ok thanks for the reassurance. I've had a sports car, truck combo before, but I used to just drive it during the winter when the roads were clear and take the truck on snowy days. This is the first time I'm storing a vehicle. The only reason I'm doing it is because I'd like to have this BRZ last as long as possible, so I can enjoy it for many years to come.
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Ok, the more I read, the more I feel like I am storing my car wrong and it will cause more damage than just driving it on sunny days with the salt on the road. Thoughts?
I never stored my BRZ through winter. I just took it out for a spin once the roads were clear. When it sat in my driveway, I would start it up once or twice in a week. My car is still fine.
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I have a question on the wheel chock... if it's parked outside, can't someone just move the wheel chock and my car will roll into the street? Will the emergency break be less harmful than say leaving it in first gear or something like that?


Oh my car is parked on a relatively flat surface and it's parked on the inside end of the driveway. So if anyone wanted to steal it, they'll have to move a couple of cars to get to it.


Actually, I think I might've left it in first or reverse gear without the handbrake. Here's my bro-science, the transmission has oil in it so the gears and shafts won't be exposed to moisture and get oxidized. The surface of my rotors get rusty if I don't drive the car for more than two weeks. I figured I don't want the hand brake caliper to get stuck onto the rotor over the winter. Your mileage may vary.


In all honestly, don't worry too much. Just get ready to wash the car when the cover comes off in Spring/Summer since there'll probably be spider webs and dead insects.
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Poison bait. If you don't have many I would just do a quick check for tracks around the car every once in a while.

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Not so great where the water freezes.

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Not so great where the water freezes.


Some cheap anti freeze would solve that. Although my natural instinct to avoid killing them is kicking in, the conflict is real, my car or some pesky mice.
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Not so great where the water freezes.

Like he said, antifreeze but these product videos usually mention that if you donít want to kill them you donít have to; you can relocate them.
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In order to not kill them you would have to be checking the bucket every few hours. They could only swim for so long.
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