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post #1 of 5 Old 10-24-2010, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Car Dollies to prevent Flat Spots???

I was wondering....it would be nice to be able to move my car around in the garage this winter for whatever reason like working on it or just getting out of the way.

I dont really want to start it, get it out of the garage and possibly get it stuck or slide and damage it.

Flat spots, now some are talking about over inflating your tires to prevent this…wouldn’t this car overstretching of the belts and rubber???

I saw that there are rubber pads available from Tire Cradle but for $400.00 give me a break!!!!!!

http://shop.tirecradle.com/


Now I saw this aluminum tire dolly (set of 4) and thought, this could do as well to prevent flat spots and move the car around…..what are your thoughts? Half the price and double use???

http://www.car-dolly.com/index.php/extralong/product-1020.html#



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I have never bothered. Much easier and more fun just to run the car every couple of weeks for 20-30 minutes.
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How many times are you really going to move it? If only a couple a times during winter, it's not a bad idea to start it and let it properly warm up and circulate fluids. As Boxer says, better to just take it for a drive but I can understand that in Quebec that's not really an option as the winter is much harsher there.

Regarding flat spots I have never bothered - my 550 stood for 9 months last year and I didn't notice anything. I think it needs to stand for longer than that for it to become a problem.

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I am with the others, Mario. Don't waste your time, money and energy with that. (I've been there before with my other cars, once upon a time).
Simply calm down and treat your beauty as a car and enjoy it. Knowing how harsh and long the winter there can be, there must be a more simple and inexpensive methods. w/ smiles Jimmy
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I have never bothered either but a cheap way would be to make the tyre dollies yourself out of wood? I have checked with my dealer and they say a slight over pressure does no harm to the tyre structure. I keep an air compressor in every garage. I agree strongly about regularly starting the engine, pushing the brake pedal and turning the steering wheel.

The absoultely best way is to buy snow tyres and enjoy.

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