It’s that time of the year again. We’re going to break our favorite lady out of prison!
The forecast is in. The mild winter of this year has been a blessing in disguise. Despite finally breaking down and buying a winter beater…Typical, first winter with little snow and we finally have a beater!
So here is the run down for storage removal:
Remove car cover – obvious reasons
Oil change – we overfilled the oil when we put it away
Remove mothballs – no one likes that smell, but we like rodents even less
Pull the towel out of the intake plenum – keeps the rodents out too
Remove battery tender – obvious reasons
Change differential and trans fluids – we do this annually anyway
Spark plugs – we have 55k miles now, its about time
Put our new spiffy Buddy Club delrin shift knob on
Swap to our spring/fall tires – Kumho ASX’s for less than ideal temps
Install new cabin air and air intake filters – we’re at 15k on both, time for a swap
You should also ALWAYS do a full visual inspection of all vital systems, brakes, battery, fuel system, cooling system, suspension, tires, etc. It costs nothing and noticing a serious problem now is a lot easier than 10 minutes before your first track day tech inspection.
On a personal note, we feel like we’re getting our souls back. It’s been a long winter in an automatic Subaru wagon.