If a car has not been driven for 2 years, what are the common problems that I should expect, apart from the battery?

Asked by Sep 06, 2013 at 05:06 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car is a volvo which has hardly been used (very low mileage), but has been parked up
for almost 2 years. I'm wondering if it is salvageable or if there will be too many problems
for it to be worth the money of repairing it. Any ideas?

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Depends on the condition the car is in and how much money you have to dump into it to get it running again. Is it a collectable Volvo? Was it sitting outside? Check your tires for flat spots, rust on the rotors and calipers, they could be rusted shut. Gas tank probably has water in it, use drygas, change all the fluids, etc. Check all hoses, they dry out and crack, you even might have had mice in and around the car. Basically do all the parts of a service that aren't related to tuning. If you can't do all these things yourself, have it towed to a local garage and let them inspect it, and give you an estimate.

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