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I currently rent a non-heated storage unit for my Bullitt but have the chance to get a more expensive heated space. Is this better for the car?
I will drive it when the roads are snow/salt free, which could be weekly, monthly, or ???. Are there any winterizing precautions I need to take?

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Depends on how cold it gets...down to -5C shouldn't be a problem - I've started cars at winter temps of -15C with no undue precautuions and had no problems. We had January temperatures hit -27C the year before last in north Germany (winds from Siberia - cheers Ivan) and most people's cars stsrted up OK after we'd scraped the snow and ice off them...
Below -25C and you're supposed to think about heating the engine block before starting up and using specialised lubricants, but for the one or two days of the year this might happen...? I'd just stay in bed if it were that cold...

If you're 'just' storing the car then there shouldn't be too many dramas down to about -15C...

I'm betting there are a few people on here who have real-life experience of storage-solutions - I just keep my DD outside and drive it when I need to (that won't be happenning to the new Bullitt though - it will be a cold-and-wet-weather GQ).

A small electrical space-heater on a timer-switch might be a cheaper option...set it to go on 2 hours before you need the car, that should bring it up to a safe start-up temperature if it's REALLY cold...
 

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I'd be more concerned about how much the temperature fluctuates during the day. When the car gets real cold at night and then the storage space heats up during the day, the water in the air will condense all over the cold car.
 

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I wouldn't waste my money on a heated garage. I used to put a rectangular piece of carpet under the car to keep the cold air from the concrete under the car. Other than a trickle charger and a car cover that was it.
 

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barry bullitt said:
I wouldn't waste my money on a heated garage. I used to put a rectangular piece of carpet under the car to keep the cold air from the concrete under the car. Other than a trickle charger and a car cover that was it.
Good idea with the carpet, I will have to get that for mine
 

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I'll be doing the same sometime in October, I have a car cover and non-heated garage. I plan on starting it up and letting it reach operating temperature once a month or so, unless that's not recommended.
 

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75 will be hibernating through the winter outside under carport cover with two car covers on her. Stupid cat makes me do that.
 

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No winter storage out here on the Southern Left Coast for my Bullitt. But I might drive the 4x4 a little more often. Especially when I have to drive over the mountains, as the weather an be a bit unpredictable & sometimes get a little snow.
 

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Hey Robin,

Stored my 66GT for the past 13 years in my unheated non-insulated garage, usually from December to April. Been as cold as 0 deg F in the garage. All I did was put fuel stabilizer in the tank. Whenever the temperature rose near freezing point, about once a month, I started the car,ran it for about 20 minutes and moved it back and forth. I have carpet scraps under the tires. No sign of corrosion, and these old cars were not made with the high quality steel they now use.

With the Bullitt I will leave my battery maintainer on all the time. Two weeks without starting the car and there was not enough juice to start it up.
 
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