It's a good idea to give the car a run every week or so just to keep
it ticking over. The battery is known to last only about 2 weeks if the
car is left undriven, so a battery charger/conditioner is recommended.
When leaving for prolonged periods, it is recommended to leave it in
How to lay up your Lotus for winter: Don't! Use your Lotus all year
round. But if you must:
Thoroughly wash the car using a pressure washer to clear any salt
residue from the underside and chassis crevices. Allow drying
completely, then waxing - polishing the paintwork. If garage stored,
leave the windows open slightly to ventilate the interior. Use
protective silicone spray ( e.g. WD40 ) over the engine to inhibit
corrosion and moisture getting in. Consider the use of a dehumidifier.
The Battery must be kept in a charged state to sustain its
performance. Modern mains operated battery management charges may be
left connected to the installed vehicle battery to continuously monitor
battery charge and provide a trickle charge only as when needed. If the
car is stored with on mains access, the battery should be removed from
the vehicle and bench charged.
Fill the fuel tank to reduce the air space and cover the interior
walls of the tank which are susceptible to internal rusting.
Inflate the tyres to 44psi to reduce "flatspotting" and if possible,
roll the car occasionally to a different tread patch.
Clock the wheels and leave the of the parking brake to prevent the
pads from sticking. Lightly spray the brake discs with WD40, but beware
of the first subsequent brake application!
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