Corvette Forum Member Cautions Others About Vertical Storage
Safe storage of your Corvette is not uncommon. In fact for many Corvette owners, it is nearly a religious practice. There are several forms of storing, from the average extra spot in your home garage, to storage units, and even lifts for stacking vehicles vertically. However that last form of storage has one Corvette Forum member warning others of the bad luck that befell him.
While dbischoff‘s Corvette was up on the lift, it managed to leak brake fluid all over his wife’s car below. At this point, the story breaks up into two parts. The first part is the wife’s car parked below, which suffered fairly extensive damage to paint and weatherstripping around the sunroof. The damage is estimated in the several-thousand-dollars range, just in case you had any curiosity to the extent of harm that some fluid can cause. Drip trays for these types of lifts are available, and are now strongly encouraged by dbischoff.
The second part involves the Corvette springing a leak very early into its life, at only 12,000 miles. Only used when good conditions permit, the C6’s leak is seen as nearly unforgivable. While some may say it was a blessing in disguise to have the brake fluid spring a leak at a standstill, it still doesn’t soften the quote dbischoff was given by the dealer to get it mended.
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