What should be done to a Lexus vehicle to prepare it for long-term storage?

Before storing car: Change engine oil, change coolant if due during time of expected length storage, fill up fuel tank, wash vehicle using high-pressure water or steam to clean underneath. Rub the leather seat surfaces with an approved cleaner and allow dry in a ventilated, shaded area. Check underneath floor mats [1] ensure carpet is dry. If there are any paint chips, have them repaired. (Customer should be aware that Lexus recommends operating A/C compressor once month proper lubrication. stored for long time, it could detrimental compressor.) When Operate at normal temperature 15 minutes prior shutting off engine. Disconnect negative battery cable. (If applicable, radio ddc-radio may lock up.) Leave parking brake off. Put on blocks. temperate, ventilated garage, windows can left cracked slightly open. Cover vehicle. bringing out storage: Charge reconnect add underhood fluid levels as needed. inflate tires correct pressures before taking After starting engine, observe warning lights. remain illuminated, issue addressed by dealer appropriate. pedal feel (height firmness) shifting transmission. Take general inspection.

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