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Buying low mileage Malibu from long term storage

  
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Buying low mileage Malibu from long term storage

 
klepink klepink
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 04/10
Posted: 04/02/10
07:10 AM

I will be purchasing my grandmother's 2001 chevy malibu with only 20K miles on it.  As the vehicle has sat in a garage for several winters in a row, and many of the miles on the car are tow miles from RV trips, are there things that I need to be aware from non-use of the vehicle?  I don't want to get raked by the dealership in town when I bring it in for service, but I also don't want to get stranded on a trip.  Thanks.  

Skylark Skylark
Guru | Posts: 1481 | Joined: 02/10
Posted: 04/02/10
12:27 PM

are you wanting to do it yourself or what to tell the repair shop.I would recommend a 50,000 mile service/all fluids and filters belts and hoses/thermostat lube your chassie and most likely tires need replacing your emisson controls should be ok put in a can of good fuel system cleaner before you drive too much