Carl Heideman
Carl Heideman
4/8/09 8:54 a.m.

Classic car enthusiasts will find that pulling their beloved machines out of a winter slumber can either be a wonderful experience or a big nightmare. It all depends on how well the car was tucked in for its long winter nap.

If the car was properly stored, turning the key and listening to the purr of the engine starts the season on the right note. If the storage process was rushed or not done properly, a lonely click, sputter or just plain silence could be the harbinger of much worse things to come.

We discussed the proper way to store a car in Issue 118, and now it’s time to cover the the awakening process. If you stored your car according to our instructions, you thoroughly cleaned it, changed the oil and topped all other fluids. You then parked the car in a clean, dry, rodent-free place. You removed or disconnected the battery, and you inflated the tires to their maximum pressure.

Since then, you have been patiently waiting for spring to arrive.

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