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winter storage

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I've decided to park my Jetta for the winter. Is there anything in particular to do with a diesel before storage? Thanks.
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Why park it for the winter? Cars do best when they are driven regularly. I don't think you have to do anything special.
Put a trickle charger on it and change the engine oil. It's better to have clean engine oil than dirty engine oil on a storage car. Inflate the tires. If you can, drive it once a week for at least 20 minutes to warm it up and keep the battery charged. This will also help prevent the tires from flat spotting.

I don't suggest car covers because they hold and rub in any dirt that gets under them or is on the car. Obviously, a garage would be best.
Put some fuel additive in the fuel to help prevent gelling in the dead of winter, your fuel now might not be winterized yet.
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