Ensure Your Classic Is Drivable in the Spring With This Winter Storage Checklist

Photography Credit: David S. Wallens

Before you put your classic into winter storage, here’s some practical advice:

► Wash and wax the exterior.

► Clean up the interior.

► Park in a clean, dry place.

► Put the windows up.

► If it’s a convertible, raise the top.

► Change the oil.

► Replace the coolant if it’s weak.

► Bleed and flush brake fluid as needed.

► Top off the other fluids.

► Inflate the tires to their maximum psi.

► Park in gear and don’t set the parking brake.

► Remove or disconnect the battery.

► Put the battery on a trickle charger.

► Have a plan to keep out rodents.

► Decide if a car cover is for you.

► Make sure both the car and the storage site are insured.

► Don’t start the car until spring.

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