my vehicle have been in storage for 2 yrs. could you give me an idea of things that i HAVE TO to replace/repair, things that CAN WAIT and how much estimated money would it cost to fix it? i have to make arrangements to have my vehicle fixed for i am still currently not available to assess/repair/drive the vehicle myself? i just want to make sure that i don't get overcharged with something that can be done at a later time. thank you.
2 yrs vehicle stored on 2004 Mazda MPV
by k0ts3 in San Antonio, TX on April 08, 2011
ANSWER by overbys on April 08, 2011
the fuel tank must be drained and perhaps all the fuel lines flushed. gasoline begins to decay after 6 months and then turns to Jello after a year. the tires may have flat spots, which may come out, but likely will "thump" really badly at highway speeds. the battery will need to be charged, then tested and is likely gone. suggest towing it to a reputable local repair shop for a good look over. DO NOT attempt starting it; all you will accomplish is sucking the Jello into your fuel injection system, which will cost you a lot more money. if you don't need tires, maybe $400 or $500 at minimum, including an oil service.