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Leaving car unused for a month

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Sun Dec 01 2013, 10:25am
Member No: #32762
Joined: Oct 07 2013
Location: England
We will be going on a 4 weeks trip and my car (2005 C4 SX petrol) won't be used for that extend of time.

We haven't got a garage. My concern is leaving the car parked outside at very low temperature (possible snow) for a long period of time.

What can I do to make sure that it will be in good condition and ready to use when we get back?

Any suggestion is appreciated.
Sun Dec 01 2013, 10:39am
Member No: #30672
Joined: Dec 05 2007
Location: Lancashire
Perhaps covering the engine with a water proof cover to keep snow from Ingresing But I would put a solar panel on the dash with the wire going to the battery just to keep it topped up

Sun Dec 01 2013, 10:53am

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
What Barrie said…

Four weeks away should be OK. We went away to Australia for 23 days in 2011 and left th car on the drive. The car fired up straightaway on our return. However we are right by the sea and sub-zero temperatures don't last long.
Wed Dec 04 2013, 02:36am
Member No: #24370
Joined: Feb 20 2012
Location: Hants
Have left many cars for extended periods, up to 6 weeks, just ensure that tyres are pumped up and that's all I did. all cars fired up on return no problems.

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