Technical Storing your car over the winter...

devildog0905

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Hopefully a simple question. I am storing my car (2007 BMW 335i E92) for the winter. I have it in the garage. I have a battery tender. Should i hook that up and just leave it or should i just disconnect the battery? Any other things I should do if I'm not driving it? These seem like simple questions but nothing seems to be simple with this car. Thanks in advance.
 

Bmwfixerguy1

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Yes leave battery tender on and make sure it's not like an 800mah tender. I'm also from the thought that a car should never sit. I'd definitely start it at least once a week and let idle for a half hour or so. As well as take it out for a highway blast on those nice days of clear roads.

All my opinions on how make the best of a bad situation lol
 

devildog0905

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Jan 21, 2018
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2007 BMW 335i E92
Yes leave battery tender on and make sure it's not like an 800mah tender. I'm also from the thought that a car should never sit. I'd definitely start it at least once a week and let idle for a half hour or so. As well as take it out for a highway blast on those nice days of clear roads.

All my opinions on how make the best of a bad situation lol

Unfortunately, I can't drive my car because I am not home. I do have someone to start it at least once a week and let it run.

This is the battery tender that I use: http://products.batterytender.com/Dion/Battery-TenderR-Plus.html