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      09-02-2012, 05:53 AM   #1
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Flat spots

So the car is stored away right now until I get back in a month. My buddy is looking for every excuse to drive it and I really dont want it going anywhere! He said he is worried about the tires getting flat spots if the car sits too long. My question is, if the car is sitting for 30 days do I really have to worry about flat spots or should he take it around the block every once in a while? I really just want it left alone until I get back! Thoughts?
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      09-02-2012, 06:34 AM   #2
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It's possible.

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      09-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #3
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Mine sat for 50 days without being used in the garage in the midst of summer in charleston and I have no problems
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      09-02-2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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I wouldn't worry about 1 month.
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I def wouldn't worry, and hahah i totally understand you lol I wouldn't let anyone drive it even after I got back lol.
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1 month is too short to be worried. you can pump up the tires to prevent flat spots
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Technically possible but unlikely. I would be more worried about the battery if it was left connected and unused for a month.
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Technically possible but unlikely. I would be more worried about the battery if it was left connected and unused for a month.
Yeah I plan on replacing the battery regardless...I think its the factory one
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The tires are stretched...don't know the specifics yet as I havent been near the car yet I guess for the time being Ill have him roll around once a week or so...poop
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My car sat for two months no flat spots, just cob webs when i got home
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Guess there is a pinhole in the sidewall......but thanks for the advice everyone!
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I stored an E36 M3 with Michelin PS tires for 4 months while in Europe a few years back, in inside storage with a battery tender. No flat spots on the tires when I got back. Car started right up.
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1mo isn't that long at all.
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