Caring for a garaged car?
This might sound off-topic, given this is a Ferrari forum, but perhaps my logic will become clear at the end...
I like in Toronto. Yes, Toronto, the place that was considered the worst duty in the British Empire due to the freezing cold winters and overly humid summers. I live downtown-ish, and the roads around me basically go from nowhere to nowhere, and when you do managed to get out of town into cottage country everything starts getting a little bumpy.
Driving in TO is such a boring experience that I gave up my car four years ago and never looked back. When I need to go somewhere the subway won't get me, which is maybe six times a year, I rent. It's cheap, and almost hassle-free. Even when I had a car (a boy racer prior to the kid, a Saab after) I rarely drove it, so much so that I learned a valuable lesson that you should never leave your parking break on for extended periods...
So here's my question: how does one care for a car that sits idle for four or five months of the year waiting for nice weather? Do you have to do anything? Drain the oil? Put it on blocks? Are there guidelines for this?
I'm sure there's Ferrari owners out there that have faced this problem (I see lots of Ferrari's in NY when I visit, I HOPE they don't drive them in the winter!) so I'm guessing this might be the right place to ask for some expert advice.
Well that's one reason anyway... the other is that I was walking down the street today and for the first time I come face to face with a red/tan F355. That was that.