Getting your car out of storage.
By: Howard Gilson

Getting your Porsche® out of storage seems simple enough. But there are a few things that you should look for before you turn that key for the first time. Here are some of those things to look for:

1. Check to see if the tires have air. If you stored your car properly, you should have 45psi in the tires. This is also the time to take out the extra air and set the correct tire pressures.

2. Check the battery. If you disconnected the battery for storage, this is the time to reconnect it. If you have a trickle charger on the battery, disconnect it from the battery and store it in a place you will remember where it is in the fall.

3. Look for any signs of insects or mice that may have found a home for the winter. Check the air box, intake, exhaust, trunk, engine bay, interior, fender wells and anywhere else you may think a little mouse may hide. Also check the wiring if you find any signs of mice.

4. Check that all fluids are at proper levels and look good. Also look for leaks that may have started over the winter. Fluids to check are: Engine oil (if you have an older 911 remember that you top up the oil when the car is at operating temp.), Coolant (for all those liquid cooled cars), Power steering fluid, Brake fluid, Transmission fluid, Fuel and the Windshield washer fluid.

5. Check all the rubber, hard lines & hoses that are around the vehicle. These include: the fuel lines, coolant & oil lines, brake lines, power steering lines & boots, vacuum lines, rubber boots, CV joint boots and ball joints,

6. Look at the spark plug wires, fuel rails and injectors to make sure that they are not cracked, frayed or damaged.

7. Use a good spray detailer to remove the dust collected on the paint even if you use a car cover.

8. Once you are satisfied with your check list you can now start your car.

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