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I've been storing my Viggen for the winter for over a decade and I always replace the oil before storing it. This year, I was not able to drive the car (in the US and the car is in Canada). My mother and father have been kind enough to take care of the car and my mom has driven it for me (she used to drive another Saab). It's time to store it again and the oil that's in the car now is 1 year old and has maybe 1500 miles? I thought for this year, to just go ahead and store it as is.
The reason being is that I haven't really taken my car to a mechanic and have been doing maintenance on it all those years. I don't trust just anyone with my car having had bad experiences. I like to change my own oil.
Should I try to find someone to change the oil? Or is it fine for the winter? I'm leaning towards leaving it as is for the winter. I don't want to get all worried about things I've read that may very well be unscientific (like, the oil gets "acidic" and that somehow is bad). I'm more concerned about not finding a shop I can trust with it.
Thanks for helpful thoughts.
2001 9-3 Viggen Laser Red 5 door 44k miles
2000 9-3 SE Midnight Blue 5 door
Posts in this Thread:
- Leaving oil unchanged before winter storage...not great, but bad?, bender , Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:43:58 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Leaving oil unchanged before winter storage...not great, but bad?, siwyjohn, Sun, 1 Nov 2020 23:00:45
- I say leave it and forget about it until spring 2021, Sondeen , Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:56:23
- I have always changed mine prior to winter storage, but..., MI-Roger , Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:16:501
- Re: Leaving oil unchanged before winter storage...not great, but bad?, JerseySaab , Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:07:061
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