Storing your Car- Tips to Minimize Damage

Written by D.Demetre


So you now haverepparttar car of your dreams. Youíve sunk a huge amount of time and money into restoring it and keeping it in pristine showroom condition and running smoothly. But wait a minute- winter is coming. You want to drive your car inrepparttar 136106 snow, through road salt, sand and corrosive chemicals? I thought not. You want to store it forrepparttar 136107 winter s inexpensively as possible? You also want to be able to put it back onrepparttar 136108 road with little or no hassle and have it ready for spring inrepparttar 136109 same condition it went into storage in? Read on. . Indoor storage is, of course,repparttar 136110 best way to go. And itís really your only option if you are going to be away for a couple of years or longer.

You donít need a garage, as indoor storage facilities are plentiful. Most "mini-storage" type places will gladly rent storage spaces big enough for vehicles. Additionally, try to find someone who can "exercise"repparttar 136111 vehicle every month or two. Although itís an additional expense in your vehicle budget, proper long term storage will save you money on restoration when you're ready to drive your dream car again.

You can never be too clean for storage, sorepparttar 136112 first thing you want to do is cleanrepparttar 136113 vehicle. Wait for a dry warm day and give your car a complete wash and wax. Be sure to getrepparttar 136114 underbody as clean as possible too- particularly wheel well areas. Any dirt will hold moisture and combine with air, causing rust propagation.

A thorough cleaning is in order forrepparttar 136115 interior, also. Use a shop vacuum or household vacuum cleaner, getting into allrepparttar 136116 little nooks and crannies. All crumbs, pizza crusts, French fries etc. must go. Otherwise small creatures will be drawn to it and make their home inside your vehicle. To gorepparttar 136117 extra mile, a good carpet will help discourage them. Do all this early inrepparttar 136118 day to allow time to dry before puttingrepparttar 136119 car in storage.

Takerepparttar 136120 spark plugs out and put some oil intorepparttar 136121 cylinders. This prevents cylinder walls, pistons and valves from rusting. Regular motor oil is fine or get a spray can of fogging oil from a marine supply store. Turn overrepparttar 136122 engine by hand half a dozen times to ensurerepparttar 136123 oil coats everything. Next apply a little anti-seize compound onrepparttar 136124 spark plugs and reinstall them. Make surerepparttar 136125 gas tank is full. This will decreaserepparttar 136126 amount of water available to be absorbed byrepparttar 136127 gasoline.

Raw Excitement for the Jeep Hurricane

Written by Jenny McLane


Designing a functional prototype from an idea in such a short time was challenging. It was a tremendous feeling when everything functioned as designedrepparttar first timeĒ said Brett Wallihan, MillenWorks Design Engineer, ďYou just donít expect a vehicle to rotate around its own axis like that. It was surreal.Ē

This statement summed up forrepparttar 136105 high praises and awerepparttar 136106 crowd bestowed onrepparttar 136107 Jeep Hurricane took center stage atrepparttar 136108 Detroit auto show DaimlerChrysler Corporation press conference.

Innovative in style,repparttar 136109 Jeep Hurricane included a centrally located twin-engine transfer case, in-board brakes, drive shafts, front and rear steering, and complete corner assemblies. It has a centrally located transfer case coupling power from both engines and distribute all wheel drive torque to each corner ofrepparttar 136110 vehicle. The Jeep Hurricane's Shift-by-wire mechanisms allowrepparttar 136111 wheels on one side ofrepparttar 136112 vehicle to run in reverse, which, coupled with split solid axles and 55 degrees front and rear wheel toe-in angles, allowsrepparttar 136113 vehicle to rotate around its own axis.

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