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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Question How Often Should I Start My Balt in Winter Storage ?

Hi to all . I put my brand new cobalt into my (unheated) garage for storage for next few months (i'm in toronto canada and it's cold here). I am starting it every 2 weeks for about 5 minutes. Should I do anything differently ?

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I use a solar panel charger to keep my car up and running. I also run my car about an hour a month to give all fluids a chance to flow throughout the engine properly

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I start mine once a week and let it run for awhile
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I would go once a week for about 15 minutes. It gets all the fluids moving, puts a little charge back in the battery, and gets the car up to operating temp. Before shutting it down I would pull forward a foot and the back up where it was just to make sure the hubs do not "freeze." I doubt they would, but it's real cheap insurance.

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lol. i just run my car all winter long. every day for the past 3 years. surprized my car still looks cleaner than most cars too knowing i do a lot of highway driving.



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+1. I have not put a car up for the winter since I sold my Camaro. That thing was horrible in the winter

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Your car should handle the cold just fine, veryold... My TC handles the cold well.

But if you're storing it, that's probably a good method.


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I would probably let it run a lil while longer, about 15-20 mins...
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 10:45 AM
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I'd add a fuel stabilizer just to be on the safe side. Also fill up your gas tank as much as possible.
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Thank u all very much for helping me As always on this forum, I learned new and very useful stuff
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