my car sits for long periods of time should I start it and let it run and for how long?

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  • my car sits for long periods of time should I start it and let it run and for how long?


Answer #1 | 20/12 2013 04:16
Be better if you drive it for 15 minutes or so because the charging will be a lot less when idling. When not in use, be best if you remove the battery terminals (both) or put a trickle charger on the vehicle battery. It's cheaper now and available almost every where ...
Positive: 44 %
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 04:34
A 45 minute drive would charge the battery and get rid of the condensation in the crankcase.
Positive: 38 %
Answer #3 | 20/12 2013 05:33
What do you consider long periods of time? It will be fine for at least two months.
Positive: 18 %
Answer #4 | 20/12 2013 05:50
Before you turn the key, think about a couple of things: 1.) Will it even start and if it does, how easy does that happen? 2.) Is starting the only thing that is a concern? In other words, there are some things to prepare a car when it will sit for a wile, two, four or six months. I admit some times it's not possible to plan for such a time. Before shutting off the car that will sit for months, think about using synthetic. Also keep in mind that the tires will end up with a flat side. That's why it's a good idea to jack up the car on blocks to keep the wheels off the ground. As far as the engine goes, taking off the air filter and blowing some "Fogging Oil" into the engine will keep the inside of your engine protected from moisture and ensuring an easy start after a long period of storage or sitting.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #5 | 20/12 2013 07:49
If possible, start and drive it every 10 days or so. You need to drive it 10-20 miles. Also there is winter & summer gasoline formulas.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #6 | 20/12 2013 09:29
Minimum of 1/2 hour every week.
Positive: 10 %

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