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I asked my dealership here and the guy said its okay to keep it stationary, to my knowledge it's bad for the tires to keep the car stationary for such long periods of time, is that true?
 

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I asked my dealership here and the guy said its okay to keep it stationary, to my knowledge it's bad for the tires to keep the car stationary for such long periods of time, is that true?
I think that was much more of a concern back in the days of bias-ply tires. Generally, I think modern tires can sit for quite a long time. Perhaps a tire expert can confirm.

I would just put it on the factory supplied charger.
 

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I think that was much more of a concern back in the days of bias-ply tires. Generally, I think modern tires can sit for quite a long time. Perhaps a tire expert can confirm.

I would just put it on the factory supplied charger.
^^^^, I think most of the time, this relates to storing a car over the winter. I highly doubt storing car in a garage for 40 days will create any flat spots on your tires. But, if you need to, just have someone come over once every couple of weeks and move the car forward or back a bit for added comfort. Have any nice neighbor's?
 

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some manufacturers up the tyre pressure whilst storing a car.
 

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some manufacturers up the tyre pressure whilst storing a car.
Yes. And I second the comment to have the car driven/moved. Also full tank of gas is a must. And perhaps disconnect the battery? What to others have to say on the battery comment?
 

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Alternatively, lease the car to a local Charity.......it is a worthwhile option to letting it get wrecked in your garage
 

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The obvious answer: Let me drive it while your gone. (Ha ha)

Seriously: Why not telephone McLaren at Woking, identify yourself as an owner, and ask the question. I think we'd all be interested to see how that plays out. I think it would be a kick just to have that experience.

Most important: Have a good trip.
 

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Some really odd comments... Full tank of gas:confused:

for 40 days... put on the trickle charger and cover it with the McLaren car cover. DONE!!

If you are really concerned then ask a trusted friend to take it for a short drive a couple of times. THAT's it. Simple and easy.
 

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Some really odd comments... Full tank of gas:confused:

for 40 days... put on the trickle charger and cover it with the McLaren car cover. DONE!!

If you are really concerned then ask a trusted friend to take it for a short drive a couple of times. THAT's it. Simple and easy.
Im with you Ritesh,but a couple of bed sheets would have to do;)
 

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for god sake its only 40 days ,
i keep all my older cars off the road over the entire winter / salt months !
just put it on a charger and a wee bit more air in the tyres . thats it job done mate .
 

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Full gas is to displace air, which contains moisture. Seems non critical.

I just park on carpet squares and use trickle charger.

Computers don't like being off battery. If no charger, dont lock it (turn off the alarm) to save battery.

What does the manual advise?
 

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I always leave the handbrake off when storing cars, how do you do this on the Mc?
When the electrics are on put your foot on the brake,then hold down the handbrake switch and open the door,a sign on the dash will tell you the brake is disabled and the light will stay out
 

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Thanks for all the input guys, really appreciate it. A buddy of mine told me he left for 3 months and all he did was plug in that battery charger and cover up his car, no issues with his tires or anything so I think I am just going to do that.
 
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