Park my car in garage for a few months - What to do?

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Old 09 Apr 2004, 10:05 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I'll park my 2000 Camry in my garage for a few months. The gas is
running too high;-) What do I have to do to take care of it? I also
put a lot of heavy stuff in the trunk. Would that cause damage to
anything? to tires?
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Old 10 Apr 2004, 08:24 am   #2 (permalink)
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remove the keys
close the door
watch out for mice

"caronwer" <carowner@toyota.com> wrote in message
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> I'll park my 2000 Camry in my garage for a few months. The gas is
> running too high;-) What do I have to do to take care of it? I also
> put a lot of heavy stuff in the trunk. Would that cause damage to
> anything? to tires?



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Old 10 Apr 2004, 10:04 am   #3 (permalink)
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caronwer <carowner@toyota.com> wrote in message news:<isoe70t9bo7b98e8f1mac4te7dirpe9ls6@4ax.com>. ..
> I'll park my 2000 Camry in my garage for a few months. The gas is
> running too high;-) What do I have to do to take care of it? I also
> put a lot of heavy stuff in the trunk. Would that cause damage to
> anything? to tires?


Drive it for thirty minutes at least once a month to circulate fluids,
etc.
Make sure headlights are turned off at the stalk, not with remote
relay.
Take the heavy stuff out of the trunk. Potential damage is to springs.
If you add pressure, the tires would be fine.
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Old 10 Apr 2004, 08:39 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I use a battery maintainer when I park my vehicles for a couple of weeks
or more. It would be best to start and drive the car every couple of
weeks or at least once a month. If the heavy stuff in the trunk is a
body, you need to take it out and bury it.

caronwer wrote:

> I'll park my 2000 Camry in my garage for a few months. The gas is
> running too high;-) What do I have to do to take care of it? I also
> put a lot of heavy stuff in the trunk. Would that cause damage to
> anything? to tires?


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Old 11 Apr 2004, 07:36 am   #5 (permalink)
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On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 01:39:22 GMT, ZZonka Tonka
<Takesanap@sametime.everyday> wrote:

>I use a battery maintainer when I park my vehicles for a couple of weeks
>or more. It would be best to start and drive the car every couple of
>weeks or at least once a month. If the heavy stuff in the trunk is a
>body, you need to take it out and bury it.
>

hehe
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Old 11 Apr 2004, 07:06 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Geeze - worried about gas mileage and you have thetrunk filled with heavy
stuff! I would not just park it for months - will cause more damage than
the few gas dollars you save. Wait til August and see how much gas is then!

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> I'll park my 2000 Camry in my garage for a few months. The gas is
> running too high;-) What do I have to do to take care of it? I also
> put a lot of heavy stuff in the trunk. Would that cause damage to
> anything? to tires?



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Old 12 Apr 2004, 01:19 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Check http://www.dccarcare.com/tipowk/tipowk15.html
(A Quick search on Google showed me this link)

regards.

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> I'll park my 2000 Camry in my garage for a few months. The gas is
> running too high;-) What do I have to do to take care of it? I also
> put a lot of heavy stuff in the trunk. Would that cause damage to
> anything? to tires?



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