TIM'S VOLVO SERVICE

     Tips for Winter Storage of your other car.

1.  Be sure to fill your fuel tank.  That way the internal tank isn't exposed to moisture that
     causes rust.  However, make sure you use a good fuel stabilizer with the correct mixture
     ratio for your gallons.
2.  Change your engine oil.  The acid in the spent oil will continue to eat away at soft bearings
     even without running the engine.
3.  Coollant/antifreeze-  this fluid is not just for freeze protection any more.  Almost all of our
     engines have cast iron and aluminum components.  Liquid that circulates between two different
     metals develops electrical current (electrolysis)  The additives in the coolant do two main     
     things,block electrolysis and lubricate & condition the water pump seal.
4.  If you have some expensive alloy wheels on your car, you might consider filling them with Nitrogen.  The process removes all the moisture from the "air".  that will keep your wheels from  oxidizing from the inside out.
5.  To help prevent  rodent damage under your hood, add a bar or two or one cut
      in half of Irish  Spring bar soap under the hood.  The strong perfume smell keeps the
      rodents out.
  
Tire Maintenance
Don't get fall into the TRAP of poor tire maintenance.

T - Tread... Visually check your tread for uneven wear. Check for signs of damage. Your tires MUST be replaced when the tread is worn to 1/16 of an inch. A good way to check the tread is by inserting a penny into the groove. If you can see Lincoln®'s entire head, its time for new treads.

R - Rotate... You should rotate your tires every 6000 - 8000 miles. This is the best way to insure even wear, and to get the maximum mileage from your tire investment.

A - Alignment...Have your alignment checked regularly. Also check the balance of your tires. If your alignment and tire balance are off, you will experience irregular wear and the result will be premature replacement.

P - Pressure... The proper air pressure for your vehicle is always specified in your owner's manual. Under inflation is the biggest cause of tire failure. Always check your tire pressure between Summer and Fall, because a 10 degree drop in temperature corresponds to a 1 or 2 pound drop in tire pressure.