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I would like to Store my 2018 Prius

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by jebcolpitts, Feb 9, 2024.

  1. jebcolpitts

    jebcolpitts New Member

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    I will be traveling for over six months and will have to store my Prius 2 in New England, I will have no access to the vehicle. I will have electricity available. Can this be done without destroying the HV battery?
     
  2. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Patron saint of newly poured sidewalks

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    Probably. toyota says:
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    and 6 months is maybe still "a few"?

    Is it garage stored?

    A few thoughts:
    1. Disconnect the 12 volt neg cable for sure.
    2. Raise tire pressures to max sidewall, or raise the car and settle on jack stands, wheels slightly in the air or just lightly touching.
    3. Leave one window cracked, with towel stuffed in the gap.
    4. Shim the wiper arms to have wipers slightly off the glass.

    FWIW, our '10 has a build-date of August, 2009, and when we purchased in November, 2010, it had about 10 kms on the odometer, was covered in dust, was sitting at the back of dealership's storage shed. A dead bird lay beside. Hybrid battery has been fine to date, though that hiatus was with a brand new car.
     
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  3. don K otay

    don K otay Junior Member

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    I’ll Prius sit for you in Texas.
     
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  4. Doug McC

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    The Car Care Nut has a video on YouTube covering this that might be helpful.
     
  5. jebcolpitts

    jebcolpitts New Member

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    Yes the car will be in a garage in Maine. I will be unable to get to the car for six months.
     
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