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Does anyone have any pointers on what should be done?

With my M3, I used to plug in a battery maintainer and add air pressure to the tires to keep them from getting flat spots...

Should I do the same for the Carrera S? Or should I put it on jacks?

She's going in next week for the "yearly" service and storage is coming up soon...

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Info should be in your owner's manual.........996 one suggests:

Plug in battery to maintainer

Put 58 psi air into tires

Close it up

If dampness is an issue - buy silica gel (dessicant) bags and place in interior (put these on a thick terry cloth - not directly on your leather/carpet)

Move the car every two weeks or so (roll forwards/backwards to another resting point) to avoid flat spots on tires

Critters (small ones) have a habit of building nests in the exhaust outlets/chewing wiring harnesses - not sure if this is an issue for your location - if so, use bait.

Do not jack up the car - exposing the full extended travel of the shock absorber rods may cause them to develop minor surface corrosion - which then ruins your shock seals when you lower the car again for warmer weather.

You have the option of starting the car every couple of weeks - get it to operating temp - or not at all.

I am sure others have alternative views on winter storage.

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A couple of additions from the soon to be frozen north.

If there may be critters around, stuff some steel wool in your exhaust pipes.

Change your oil. You don't want the contaminants in the old oil settling to the bottom and sitting there for the winter.

Fill with gas to avoid condensation in the gas tank. Adding stabilizer won't hurt but is probably not necessary.

Do not start the car unless you can take it for a long drive. It's not enough to just let it warm up in the garage. That will cause condensation to develop on the inside of the cold engine.

Start dreaming of spring.


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