As the dark nights are drawing in and the colder weather is becoming more apparent, it may be time to start thinking about storing away your cherished vehicle for the winter months.
It is important to ensure that your car is stored appropriately during the winter- storing your car without care could do just as much damage to your pride and joy as running it during the freezing temperatures of a British winter.
For owners of classic, luxury and sports cars, winter marks the end of another driving season, so to ensure your car is in great condition for the Spring, make sure you store it properly. Follow our top tips and advice on how to store your car over winter:
Do's and Don'ts
Do turn the engine over every few weeks or so- this will help circulate fuel and oil.
Do NOT leave the handbrake on- by leaving the handbrake you face the risk of the brake pads fusing to the disks. As an alternative, use tyre stoppers to stop the car from rolling.
Do block your car's exhaust pipes with rags or a rolled-up sock to stop pests from getting in.
Do NOT leave your engine on in an enclosed space. This will cause a build-up of exhaust gases which could lead to serious health issues. If you are storing your car in a garage park your car nose first.
Do coat the battery terminals with petroleum jelly and leave it attached to a trickle charger to avoid killing the battery. Trickle chargers are designed to slowly add charge to a battery and stops the battery from depleting.