|If your vehicle is to be
off road for a period of time you would need to follow the tips provided
Ensure the vehicle is parked in a safe place where there would
be no worry about falling objects.
If there is a problem of pests in the area where your vehicle is to
be parked tie some naphthalene balls (Tar balls) in a small pouch and
place the same under the bonnet, in the boot section and also in the
Disconnect the battery terminals, to avoid any possibility of
an electrical short circuit. Ensure that petroleum jelly is smeared
over battery terminals to prevent oxidization.
If the vehicle were to remain stationary for a long period of time you
would need to jack the vehicle up. Only an inch or two above the ground
level would be required. Ensure that the jack is safe and will take
the weight of the vehicle. You could also use blocks of wood or cement.
The requirement is to take the weight of the vehicle off the tyres.
Fill the fuel tank to the top prior to garaging the vehicle.
This will prevent the tank insides from catching rust.
Use a garage cover on the vehicle to prevent the paintwork from
While re-starting the vehicle check all lubricant and coolant
Get the battery charged at an authorized service agent prior
to connecting the same.
Use water and a wet cloth to remove any oxidization (green powdery
build up on the battery wire terminal). After the same has been cleaned
use some polish paper to clean the contact area of the terminal to the
Remove the vehicle from the stand if the air pressure is low
in the Tyre get the same filled to the recommended pressure prior to
using the vehicle.
Ensure all electrical connections are in place and no wires have
been stripped or bitten by rodents or other such pests. If a bare wire
is seen use insulation tape to cover the same. Also remember to get
the same checked by a qualified electrician.
Open all doors and boot section of the vehicle and have the same
cleaned with a damp cloth. This will get rid of the smell within the
vehicle. Use an air freshener if necessary.
Start the vehicle. Do not rev the engine immediately after starting.
The oil pressure needs to develop within the engine. If a cold engine
is revved up it may cause a bearing failure and may also damage other
After the engine has reached operating temperature drive the
vehicle for a short while. Exercise caution while carrying out this
operation. The brakes may not operate as required initially.