Getting our car tomorrow ,can't wait . We will only get to use the car for a short time , as we will be leaving to travel for the winter (snow birds) I have rented a storage space to store the car , for this winter ,this storage space is not climate controlled , just will be high and dry. Any advice on storing the car for say like 4 months. I plan to take the battery out & store it in warm place.
Questions : should I store it with a full tank of gas ?
should I add some kind to gas additive ?
Should I jack up the car & put the car on jack stands ,taking the weight off the tires.?
Should I drain the oil ?

Thanks Ed

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Comment by Paul on November 1, 2008 at 6:16am
last thought ,,, a good car cover is always good in this situation ,,, it will keep the paint perfect for your return ,,,
Comment by Bob & Jan on October 31, 2008 at 7:07am
You might want to place several (1cup) of moth balls inside your Smart. We store a restored late 60's muscle car and put moth balls inside and around on the floor to help keep unfriendlys away. It has worked well for over 10 years.
Comment by Donald LaFavor on October 31, 2008 at 1:09am
If you have access to 120V, connect a battery maintainer (Harbor freight - less than $10.00).
Windows shut but, heater control set to 'Fresh' (outside air)
Comment by Scott on October 31, 2008 at 12:03am
Put rodent traps in all 4 corners of the storage area.
Comment by trip on October 29, 2008 at 11:21pm
fill the tank and add an additive, put it on jack stands but make sure the weight of the car is on the suspension. that will keep your tires from getting flat spots.
Comment by Bob & Jan on October 29, 2008 at 8:47pm
Use Sta-bil in the gas tank per their instructions.
DO NOT drain the oil.
Put it on jack stands if you want, just make sure you support it properly.

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