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Q: Car out of service for four years

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My car has been sitting for four years.

Hi. The battery will most likely be dead and will require replacement. You’ll also want to have a professional change the fluids and filters, as well as check the tires and tire pressure. It’s a good idea to have a full inspection done to ensure your vehicle is safe. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect for starting issue on your vehicle and suggest an appropriate repair.

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