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My car has been sitting for 9 months. It has not even been turned on. About 2 months ago my husband decided to try to start it but said the battery was dead, as it would not turn over and the car's interior light didn't even come on when he opened the door. I am going to get it jump started this week (or next) and want to know if there is anything I should do before that or at the same time, considering that it has not been run at all in 9 months. Also, is there any special treatment or things I should do after I get it started? One more thing, a friend of mine said my tires might have rotted since they haven't moved in almost a year - how do I know if that is the case? It is a 2000 Honda Civic and has been parked in our garage, gathering a nice layer of dust and dog hair.

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The battery should be put on a low trickle charge over night and let sit then have it load tested. Make sure to check all your fluid levels before starting and put some fresh gas in the tank. as for the tires you can just look at them and determine that you see tiny little cracks

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