Tips on Preparing Your Corvette for a “Long Winter Nap”

If you live somewhere up North where it is a neccesity to put your Corvette in storage for the winter, Corvette Blogger has some great tips for you. Photo: Corvette Blogger

It’s about that time of year: the time when it becomes necessary to put away your fun warm weather sports car until sunnier and drier days come back around. But tucking your toy away for its long winter’s nap isn’t just as simple as pulling it into your garage or storage, turning off the lights, locking the door and walking away. You need to prepare your car properly before you store it to make sure that you find it in the same condition you left it in when Spring finally rolls around.

Stale fuel, ozone damaged rubber, dust, moisture, and even insects and rodents are all possible threats while your baby hibernates, and even in places where it’s possible to drive a nice car year-round, we all still have to park our treasures for extended periods now and again. A little preparation can save a whole lot of repair and restoration once it’s time to hit the road again.

While there are many different philosophies on how to best store a car for the winter, our friends over at Corvette Blogger have posted the steps that they personally take to store their Corvettes for the harsh Midwestern winter. Check it out here!

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Clifton Klaverweiden

Clifton has been a car fanatic since his late teens, when he started the restoration of his '67 Camaro. He considers himself a student of automotive science and technology, and particularly loves all things LSX. And, although he has an appreciation for everything, from imports to exotics, his true passion will always be for GM musclecars.
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