Stor­ing your 911 ten top tips

Total 911 - - Storing Your 911 -

01 Think about con­ve­nience.

De­cide whether you plan on per­ma­nent, longer-term stor­age or will want oc­ca­sional ac­cess to the car. 02

Ask spe­cial­ists for ad­vice on find­ing a rep­utable stor­age com­pany. This isn’t the time to cut cor­ners. 03

Be sure to in­spect the stor­age premises. Don’t be afraid to ask ques­tions, and en­sure you un­der­stand what’s in­cluded and the costs in­volved. 04 It’s im­per­a­tive to make sure that doc­u­men­ta­tion is in or­der, es­pe­cially in­sur­ance. A

SORN dec­la­ra­tion may be ap­pro­pri­ate, too. 05

Stor­ing the car your­self? Then pre­pare it first. It should be clean and thor­oughly dry, and treat leather, rub­ber and chrome parts to pre­vent de­te­ri­o­ra­tion. 06 Pro­tect the me­chan­i­cals. Change the oil and fil­ter, en­sure anti-freeze lev­els are cor­rect, main­tain the bat­tery and pre­vent flat-spot­ting of tyres. Don’t de­press the clutch pedal dur­ing stor­age; the hand­brake should be off, and re­mem­ber that con­vert­ibles should have the hood raised. 07

Con­sider an in­flat­able co­coon for max­i­mum pro­tec­tion. A sim­ple car cover may suf­fice in a dry, well­pro­tected en­vi­ron­ment, but oth­er­wise con­den­sa­tion may be an is­sue. 08

If you’re us­ing a de­hu­mid­i­fier then make sure it’ll be up to the job. Not all are suit­able for use in a freez­ing garage. 09

Keep safety in mind. There’s the risk of fuel vapour build­ing up, so con­sider drain­ing the tank and sys­tem dur­ing long-term stor­age. 10

For peace of mind in­spect the car reg­u­larly, es­pe­cially if your own stor­age fa­cil­ity isn’t at­tached to your home. You don’t want to re­turn in the spring to find the build­ing has flooded, or the car’s been stolen!

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