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Old 12-08-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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Keith at Corvette Blogger put together this really through guide for storing your Corvette. We know this subject has been done to death but still thought this was pretty great:

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Wow... That is really wrapping her up for the winter!

I didn't go quite that far with mine because I hope there will be some nice days where she can get some 'exercise' over the winter.

In my case, I left the battery in, but installed a charger / maintainer / desulfator from BatteryMINDer to keep the batter in top condition while still in the car.

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Rather than a Car Jacket, I use an indoor car cover to keep any dust or dirt off. That way if I want to take her out, it only takes minutes to get her ready.

Finally, after hearing of horror stories from other owners about mice making a home in their collector cars for the winter (and doing LOTS of damage), I bought several moth ball cakes encased in plastic with a 'coat hanger' hook on the end. These I hung on both sun visors much the same way you would hang them in a closet to protect your clothes.

In my other collector that sits outside (an 89 Celica GT drop-top), I put two open boxes of moth ***** on each of the front seats. I figured the outside car might be a little more 'exposed' to any traveling rodents than the C4 is inside.

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Love your storage post.
Hopefully our winters will be mild and will go by quickly.
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I've stored my car during the winter for 11 years. I change the oil, fill the gas tank, add Stabil, over inflate the tires, and put a cover on it. I disconnect the negative battery terminal and leave it in the car. It has fired right up every spring with no problems. I also put numerous bars of Irish Spring soap and dryer sheets throughout the interior and engine compartment to keep out the mice.
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