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I have heard . . . . .

I have heard a variety of things, and am also very interested because I share your situation (Chicago).

My wrench says that every few weeks, you should start the car up and run it till warm, but I have also heard that just running the engine isn't enough because the tranny won't get warmed up. So he suggested putting the car up on stands (also prevents tire flat spotting) and then putting the car in gear while you are warming up the engine.

Some don't like "hanging" the suspension. (any comments on that?) You gotta make sure that the car is SOLID on your stands, or you may have a new entertainment center in your family room!!!

Also, make sure that you have a hose carrying the exhaust out the bottom of the garage door.

I'll let you know how it worked out next spring!!

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