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Long-term storage We plan to leave our car in the garage for 18 months without being used. We plan to put it on blocks to protect the tires, but what about the engine? Should we put additives in the fuel tank? Have someone start it up once in a while? Drain oil and gas?

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Fuel is meant to be used not stored over extended periods of time .. yes put some additives in it there are several and most can be picked up at your local auto parts store for relatively cheap. it would also be a good idea to start it up and have it run for about 5 - 15 min each month just to keep everything free flowing and running. also it would not be a bad idea to put a cover (one made for your car or a tarp) just to keep the dust off and any animals that may share your garage this will help prevent any cratching or fading of the paint

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