89_190e_2.6 - 7/17/2004 10:32 AM
If you have nice high dollar tires place the entire weight of the vehicle on sturdy jack stands... The reason is tires will sometimes get flat spots on the tread area from sitting in one spot too long...
Nothing like a crazy tire vibration that won't go away...
From own experience I can say that it does go away after some driving.
our 190E 2.3-16 had sit for about 5 years, in a garage ofcourse. Recently we just rolled it out, purred some nice new fuel in it, it started right away, and indeed, the tyres had flat spots.
we drove it very slowly the first kms, but at the end (after about 150km, the tyres were back nice and round like they used to be.
Another thing wich was the case: the tires on that car were about 10 years old... so they became quite hard after sitting for so long. this on the other hand will not go away. If rubber is not used, it hardens.
I agree with all the rest that has been said.
make sure that the walls/floor of the garage is not sensitive to humidity (or how do you spell).
It's not necessary for the storage room to be heated, but it does have to be well vented.
Leave your windows down for about 1 inch, so the air can circulate trough the interiour.