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Old 02-03-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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storing car for 4 months?

going to pick up a beater to save some cash for the next while

gonna un-insure my 09 civic and leave in the garage, going to put all seasons back on in a couple days then full up the gas?

is there anything specific i should do while car is in storage?

start now and then? drive around the block once in a while?

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I'm just curious, how much more can you save from jumping from a Civic to a beater (say, a older civic), I mean these are pretty economical cars already.
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saving about 1200 in 4 months
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are you planning on buying storage insurance?
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Put some STA-BIL, Fuel Stabilizer in the gas and put a trickle charger on the battery.
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are you planning on buying storage insurance?
If its on his property then he shouldn't need it.
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If its on his property then he shouldn't need it.
But is somthing happens to the car he is screwed. also it's dirt cheap. I think under $100 for a year.
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^ Was $30 for 3 months, if thats any help.
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I'm just curious, how much more can you save from jumping from a Civic to a beater (say, a older civic), I mean these are pretty economical cars already.
Insurance alone he could save a ton. A beater only needs basic, that would save most people ~$1000/yr not paying for collision/comprehensive.
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car will be kept in underground garage, dont think anythings gonna happen do it
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Put some STA-BIL, Fuel Stabilizer in the gas and put a trickle charger on the battery.
can i grab all this from canadian tire?
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Yup, don't forget to fill up the gas tank and then add fuel stabilizer. Go around the block so the fuel stabilizer can go where it needs to go.

When storing a vehicle, I usually put the car on jack stands and remove the tires. Same concept when I store my motorcycle on bike stands to avoid flat spots on the tires.

Remove the battery if you want and connect it to the trickle charger (most are automated so you just leave it plugged in and not have to worry about it)
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car will be kept in underground garage, dont think anythings gonna happen do it
Considering how damn cheap storage insurance is, you'd be stupid not to get it.

And frankly, that's the whole point of insurance. You buy it hoping you'll never need it. But once you do, you're glad you have it.

Unfortunately, even underground garages aren't very secure. I've had my car broken into twice in two separate "secured" underground garages.
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car will be kept in underground garage, dont think anythings gonna happen do it
yeah cause nothing ever gets stolen in undergrounds

i highly recommend you get storage insurance...like others said 10 dollars a month and if ur car gets stolen, hit, or anything its covered.

i wish i couldve got storage insurance on my downhill bike when its was stolen from an underground...instead i did some research and found out where the damn thief lived and what his number was... teehee
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I bought comprehensive storage for $35 yesterday, which will last me until june. Covers theft, vandilism, etc. They will try and sell you collision, but for storage I highly doubt you need it.
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if you're storing it in your underground parking in your condo, your condo policy may require all vehicles parked in it to be insured. better check into that.
the comprehensive storage package is definitely worth it. its like...30cents a day.

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you dont need fuel stabilizer if its only 4 months. you wont need a charger either just start it every month and let it run for 20-30 minutes.
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either put your car on jack stands or fill up the tires to 40psi
if you don't have an alarm or don't care, then just disconnect the battery
i don't bother with starting the car every month since you'll be having 3+ really bad cold starts as opposed to only 1 bad cold start
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Considering how damn cheap storage insurance is, you'd be stupid not to get it.

And frankly, that's the whole point of insurance. You buy it hoping you'll never need it. But once you do, you're glad you have it.

Unfortunately, even underground garages aren't very secure. I've had my car broken into twice in two separate "secured" underground garages.
+1 . Also, some stratas don't permit a parked car unless it has some form of insurance.

I would just pump up the tires to reduce flat spotting and disconnect the battery if it's only 4 months.
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How did you come up with this number? Between buying a beater and losing the tax on it, cancellation fees on your Civic, short term insurance on the new car, storing your Civic, unexpected repairs on the beater, etc. it seems highly unlikely that this is an accurate number.

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i wouldnt put the car on jack stand in the even that it needs to be moved during an emergency, then ur cars GG
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similar situation for me, storing car for a year. figured i post here than start a similar thread. full tank w/ fuel stabilizer, car on jacks and battery disconnected. with storage insurance. anything im missing?
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i dont know about accuracy, but if he chooses to get storage insurance, the 30 dollar cancellation fee will be waived (in that event, he might as well get at least a 3 month insurance because a 3 month storage is 30 dollars.)

he could opt for insurance/plate transfer, then the fee is i think 28 dollars. he would be reimbursed the difference of the insurance cost because the beater is most likely cheaper to insure. this way, he wont have to have road insurance for both vehicles and get dinged by short term insurance.

the tax and repairs is another story though.




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How did you come up with this number? Between buying a beater and losing the tax on it, cancellation fees on your Civic, short term insurance on the new car, storing your Civic, unexpected repairs on the beater, etc. it seems highly unlikely that this is an accurate number.

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similar situation for me, storing car for a year. figured i post here than start a similar thread. full tank w/ fuel stabilizer, car on jacks and battery disconnected. with storage insurance. anything im missing?
Just make sure stabilizer cycled into fuel system. Good wash/cleaning in case there's salt residue. Also, moisture absorb inside car to prevent mold. Oil change if it's a nice car. Haha.

What are you storing?
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