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26 Apr 2013

Follow the 5 Simple Commandments When Taking Your Car Out Of Storage

Car storage services would have looked after your car, but then again, before you hit the road there are five simple yet very important rules you ought to follow before you take your beauty out. Read on and get her roaring in no time.

1.    Drain and properly dispose of the gas in the carburettor, the tank as well as the fuel lines. This is because if there is any bad gas, it will be a problem for the car to start. Besides, replace, empty and flush out the coolant. Quite a lot of coolants have rust inhibitors that make sure the car works smoothly i.e. not rust while it is not running. Washing it out will help avert blockage and overheating the next time the temperature goes up.

2.    Change the oil and its filter. When you have kept your car in storage for a long term the oil that was used has probably been spoiled and needs a replacement.

3.    Give the battery a fresh charge and ensure that it has been kept tepid while you take care of the other things. For instance, you can check whether your brakes are working fine and smooth before you take it on the road. Furthermore, while the car is running make certain you let the oil that has been put in the cylinders lubricates the walls for a smooth drive. Check the tires to make certain that they have the right pressure.

4.    Take out all of the spark plugs from the engine block and give them an immediate cleaning. If it is not possible to clean i.e. you find them slimy or oily and dark, change them. Into the cylinder transfer a little amount of motor oil. This will help put a stop to rust formation.
5.    Make it a point to check that the gears are not engaged, lower the clutch and give it a little bit of gas or simply choke and turn in the key and hear the car just like you did when you first got it.

And, yes, don’t forget to enjoy the ride!

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