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    Long story short I failed my driving test a few days back and my car got delivered the same day, can’t get insured on it due to no one wanting to supervise me 😂 so my car is gunna be sat on the drive until I can retake my test which isn’t until early January. Will my car be okay just sat on the drive until then? I’ll be going out once a week to start the engine for about 10 minutes and I’ll clean it often and when I’m not sat in the car it’ll be covered with a car cover to protect it from the weather. Any other tips/advice? Thanks!
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    (Original post by J1718)
    Long story short I failed my driving test a few days back and my car got delivered the same day, can’t get insured on it due to no one wanting to supervise me 😂 so my car is gunna be sat on the drive until I can retake my test which isn’t until early January. Will my car be okay just sat on the drive until then? I’ll be going out once a week to start the engine for about 10 minutes and I’ll clean it often and when I’m not sat in the car it’ll be covered with a car cover to protect it from the weather. Any other tips/advice? Thanks!
    Hi there! :wavey:

    This thread should be in the Cars and motoring forum. No worries though - I'll just tag AngryJellyfish to get this moved over there for you

    Make sure the battery doesn't die, by charging it, doing as you said, by starting it once a week. :yes:

    Also, make sure there's plenty of anti-freeze, as you don't want the coolant freezing in the winter months!
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    Hi there! :wavey:

    This thread should be in the Cars and motoring forum. No worries though - I'll just tag AngryJellyfish to get this moved over there for you

    Make sure the battery doesn't die, by charging it, doing as you said, by starting it once a week. :yes:

    Also, make sure there's plenty of anti-freeze, as you don't want the coolant freezing in the winter months!

    Hey thanks for moving the post I did try and find the car forum part but couldn’t find it 😂 thank you for the advice! I’ll be sure to check the anti-freeze!
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    I'm halfway round the world atm so I just put my parents on the insurance and left it with them. Old man's retired so he'l be using it. Worst thing you can do to a car is leave it standing
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    (Original post by J1718)
    Long story short I failed my driving test a few days back and my car got delivered the same day, can’t get insured on it due to no one wanting to supervise me 😂 so my car is gunna be sat on the drive until I can retake my test which isn’t until early January. Will my car be okay just sat on the drive until then? I’ll be going out once a week to start the engine for about 10 minutes and I’ll clean it often and when I’m not sat in the car it’ll be covered with a car cover to protect it from the weather. Any other tips/advice? Thanks!
    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    Hi there! :wavey:

    This thread should be in the Cars and motoring forum. No worries though - I'll just tag AngryJellyfish to get this moved over there for you

    Make sure the battery doesn't die, by charging it, doing as you said, by starting it once a week. :yes:

    Also, make sure there's plenty of anti-freeze, as you don't want the coolant freezing in the winter months!
    No no no no no no no! Don't just start the engine and leave it for 10 minutes!

    You need to have someone take it out on a short run up to operating temperature, then bring it back to storage. Don't just idle the engine for 10 minutes!
 
 
 
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