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How Do You Deal With a Car Battery for Long Term Storage?
Batteries need special care when being stored for an extended length of time. A battery has 3-5 years’ life expectancy. This can be shortened when doing long term storage incorrectly. When the battery is connected, voltage draws from the vehicle’s...
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Is it safe to switch from 5/30 weight formula Shell oil to a synthetic oil to store for the winter?
Hi, thanks for writing in. You should not need to change the oil from the 5/30 you have in order to store the car for the winter. I would recommend filling the car up with fuel and having the tire...
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is it safe to change Transmission Fluid. Hasn't been changed in a long time. Currently the Transmission is working fine; no slip
I agree with the other mechanic. If the fluid looks dirty then this means the transmission was not serviced for a long time and if you service it then the new fluid will wash out all the clutch material that...
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How do I take a car out of storage after 30 years?
The best route to take is drain and refill all fluids, especially gasoline if any was left in the tank. The entire fuel system should be drained and fresh fuel added. Spark plugs should be replaced. Before removing them, it...

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