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Old 8th May 2005, 12:09   #16
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Old 28th June 2005, 12:42   #17
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any additional tips if you plan to park a car for a year, other than selling the car? ;-)
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find a good friend and loan it to him! Storing it for a year will do more damage than your buddy would (hopefully)!
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Old 28th June 2005, 12:49   #19
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hey Rtech, something along those lines was what i was thinking of doing :-)
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Old 28th June 2005, 12:55   #20
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hey Rtech, something along those lines was what i was thinking of doing :-)
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If you're going to be away for more than a year, sell the car. If you're sure to come back in a year, find a friend who will drive it around carefully.

THe reason I say sell is that its probably cheaper to rent a car when you come down once in a year than it is to maintain the car. You will ALWAYS think that the car has been abused, no matter how well your friend takes care of it - thats just the way it is. You might just ruin both the car and a good friendship...
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Have a question about disconnecting the battery. Is it OK to just disconnect just one terminal? Will it be as good as disconnecting both terminals? Or does it actually make a difference?
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Old 28th June 2005, 16:22   #22
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One is enough. unless your car body is grounded.
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Old 28th June 2005, 16:27   #23
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Always safer to do both though. Always better to be safe, and it's not like it takes a lot of effort to remove/put back the cables.
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hey guys i guess some people have this problem, while going out of the country or wherever for a holiday the cars remain off for a long time like mine i have left it for abt 2months while i vacation so wat precautions do we have to take while leaving a car like that so that when i go back it wont give me any problems???
I left my alto for 40 days in a stilt parking , under a car cover. When I am back, one crank the car starts , no tyre pressure loss, and fuel levels are still the same. Also no dust on the car, thanks cover. So whats the fuss about?

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Old 3rd August 2006, 15:45   #25
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Any solutions how to keep the interiors safe during such a long non use period
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Any solutions how to keep the interiors safe during such a long non use period
place silica dessicant packs in all corners under seats and a coupla in the boot this will absorb water vapor and u wont have the damp smell or molds from forming.

when i leave my car for 45 days i
increase tyre pressure from the present 28 to 40, been doing this for the last 4 yrs no flat spots.
disconnect the battery,
lock well,
also use a steering lock
4 alloy wheel locks park
in a place with people around and not in a way that could get my baby scratched avoid isolated place.
Finally pay 150dhs to the car wash guy who will wash and keep clean every alternate day.
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Hello BHPians,
I was planning to start a new thread on this.
Nice That I found this thread.
I will be going for 24 days Vacation starting today, I am parking my Car in my Office so security is not an issue, Just want to know if I need to disconnect the battery even if I am out for 3 weeks.

Thanks in Advance,
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Hello BHPians,
I am parking my Car in my Office so security is not an issue
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When I was in Bangalore, one of my colleague's had parked his car in the office parking lot as he was going abroad. When he came back, the car's cover and the stereo had been stolen.

So please do take this factor into account.
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When I was in Bangalore, one of my colleague's had parked his car in the office parking lot as he was going abroad. When he came back, the car's cover and the stereo had been stolen.

So please do take this factor into account.
Okay I should rephrase, " Car is more secured in office than my rented home which is a Independant house with no security"

Anyways, I will ask my Office security to keep checking the car on regular intervals and hand over the keys to one of my colleauge who can start car every 4-5 days and idle it for 3-4 minutes.

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Sigh.....and get your wheels stolen? This happened to one of my colleagues who propped up the car on bricks to avoid the dead-spot.

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But one month stationary tyres are prone to get a dead spot.
And I do agree with you that it's difficult to get sooo many jacks..but we have somthing called BRICK. Not a problem to get a stack of them
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